Workforce training provider NTUC Learning Hub (LHUB) has collaborated with a network that funds skills-upgrading ventures NTUC’s Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) to develop two new courses focusing on cloud computing. With the new programme, Singaporeans will have the opportunity to upgrade their tech skills and work prospects.
Amidst today’s increasingly digital landscape, the ‘fundamentals of cloud computing’ and ‘fundamentals of internet of things (IoT)’ courses are aiming to raise cloud computing literacy among working adults. Here, cloud computing refers to the usage of services over the internet on a paid-for basis to store and manage data.
This move in line with LinkedIn’s data in 2016 identifying that cloud computing is among the most sought after skills by employers. This skill is especially in demand in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector, which is one of the critical growth sectors in Singapore. There will be about 42,300 job opportunities for ICT professionals in the next two years, Straits Times reports.
Present at the signing of memorandums of understanding (MoU) between LHUB and the other two organisations on Friday (May 25), NTUC secretary-general Ng Chee Meng applauded the initiative. He said that it had come at just the right time when the country needs to build a pipeline talent to take on the new and transformed jobs arising from the expanding ICT sector.
About 3,000 Singaporeans have registered for LHUB’s current two-day SkillsFuture for digital workplace course since October last year. Planning to improve the courses to include cloud technology resources, the agency expects to train up to 20,000 more people in the future.
The two-day courses will be offered jointly by LHUB and e2i from July and August. e2i may subsidise some of the original course fee that costs $580 to just $100. Those interested can enroll by writing to LHUB.