Dell Technologies Joins Hands with SIT and Three Other IHLs to Shape Next Generation of Singapore's Tech Talent
Building on Dell’s tech skills accelerator initiative, the collaboration will equip over 5,000 students with in-demand skills for the digital future.
Representatives from Dell Technologies and Institutes of Higher Learning signing an MOU (seated, from left): Prof Chua Kee Chaing, President-designate, SIT; Mr Ng Tian Beng, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Channel, Asia Pacific & Japan, Dell Technologies; and Prof Timothy Clark, Provost, Singapore Management University. The signing ceremony was witnessed by (standing, from left): Mr Tan Kiat How, Minister of State, Ministry of Communications & Information and Ministry of National Development; and Mr Amit Midha, President, Asia Pacific & Japan, and Global Digital Cities, Dell Technologies.
Dell Technologies today announced a joint commitment with four Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) to enhance the pre-employment training curriculum for over 5,000 tertiary students in Singapore over the next two years. The programme seeks to build and attract a robust talent pipeline for the local information and communications technology (ICT) sector by equipping undergraduate and graduate students with industry-relevant skills.
Together with the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), Singapore Management University (SMU), Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) and Singapore Polytechnic (SP), Dell Technologies will co-develop new content for curriculum modules, specialist diplomas and degree courses focused on critical core skills tied to new and emerging technologies such as cloud computing, data analytics, the Internet of Things (IoT) and digital cities management. These key skills were identified based on industry needs – through feedback from Dell Technologies and its partners and customers – and aligns with the Infocomm Media Development Authority’s (IMDA) Services 4.0 roadmap, which envisions the future of services using emerging technologies in a digital economy.
The programme will be delivered by Dell Technologies Academy, and comes under the Dell Technologies Digital Future - Made in Singapore umbrella, which aims to fast track the adoption of future-ready digital solutions and drive innovations in Singapore for partners and customers globally.
Access to Curated Courses on Cloud and Dedicated Mentorship
Dell Technologies will work closely with the IHL professors and lecturers, offering customised tech expertise and consultation to aid in curriculum planning and curate cloud-native content to be included in students’ learning curriculum. Beyond curriculum design, students can benefit from Dell Technologies industry experts’ insights, and mentorship will also be offered to students as they navigate final year projects and industry attachments.
Students can look forward to immersing in the latest emerging technologies and industry-relevant content such as DevOps, microservices, cloud-native security, containers and Kubernetes. They will also get opportunities for hands-on experience via lab tutorial projects that highlight the importance and complexity of managing applications in an enterprise environment.
With the current hybrid education model, students from the four IHLs will be granted access to a suite of self-guided e-learning courses via Dell Technologies’ digital learning platform. These courses are designed to provide students with practical tech knowledge and skills that are in demand by the ICT sector, enhancing their employability and providing a head start to their future technology careers.
“Dell Technologies is committed to work hand in hand with the Singapore government and tertiary education institutions to accelerate human progress through empowering students with training in deep tech skills,” said Amit Midha, President, Asia Pacific & Japan, and Global Digital Cities, Dell Technologies. “Under our Digital Future – Made in Singapore initiative, Dell Technologies’ strategic partnerships with SP, NP, SMU and SIT will enhance the overall tech learning curriculum for students, uplift the ICT and cloud-native ecosystem in Singapore and advance the skills and employability of our future workforce.”
“SIT is happy to co-develop content with Dell to jointly train future ICT talents. As Singapore’s University of Applied Learning, we provide avenues for students to work on real-world projects that deepen their knowledge and skills. This uniquely designed programme will allow students to acquire industry-relevant knowledge on emerging technologies, and gain rich insights through hands-on projects and close industry mentorship,” said Prof Chua Kee Chaing, President-designate, SIT.
Read the full press release here.