Kaplan Learning Institute, the first private learning institute in ASEAN, to collaborate with IBM in enabling quality IT talent in Singapore

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – November 2018 – Kaplan Learning Institute (KLI), one of Singapore’s leading corporate training and financial literacy provider, and IBM (NYSE), today officially announced the launch of the IBM Skills Academy @ Kaplan. The collaboration sees KLI adopting IBM’s worldwide premier training and certification initiative to train those keen to bridge their digital skills gap and stand out from the competition.

From left to right:

– Mr Howie Lau, Chief Industry Development Officer, IMDA
– Hwee Lee Yeo, Skills Programme Lead, IBM ASEAN and Skills Academy and University Programme Lead
– Associate Professor Rhys Johnson, Chief Operating Officer & Provost, Kaplan Singapore
– Ms Ang Li May, Deputy CEO, e2i

IBM Skills Academy @ Kaplan will offer eight courses in areas such as Blockchain & Big Data, to equip students with in-demand technical skills, and enable them to meet industry’s requirements for new skills and expertise. Upon completion of each course, students will receive an industry-recognised IBM Digital Badge certifying their competence.

Supported by the Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA) and the Employment and Employability Institute (e2i), IBM Skills Academy @ Kaplan seeks to answer the workforce needs of today’s digital economy by transforming students into industry-focused professionals with face-to-face training in the application of latest infocomm technologies and tools.

Combining IBM’s sophisticated digital learning assets with KLI’s skilled training resources, this collaboration brings about an unparalleled blend of learning and ensures industry-relevant training in areas of high demand such as Information and Communications Technology (ICT).

This collaboration is aligned with the aim of Techskills Accelerator (TeSA). TeSA — a national initiative driven by IMDA — works toward building and developing a skilled ICT workforce for the Singapore economy.

Eligible trainees taking up courses at IBM Skills Academy @ Kaplan, which are supported through TeSA’s Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Programme Plus (CITREP+), may enjoy course fee support. In addition, NTUC members can enjoy further course fee subsidy under the Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP), supported by the NTUC-Education and Training Fund (NETF) and administered by the Employment and Employability Institute (e2i).

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