NUS and JobTech to Launch New AI-Powered Career App to Help Students on Career Aspirations

October 1, 20189:36 am932 views

Named as the NUS career+ app, the platform offers simple, convenient, and smart tool that advises undergraduate students on education planning and career selection. NUS is collaborating with JobTech to develop the AI-powered app that helps students efficiently acquire the skills needed to land their dream jobs. In a press statement, the university said that some 2,800 undergraduate students from the NUS School of Computing are the first to use and experience this app.

According to NUS Senior Deputy President and Provost Professor Ho Teck Hua, students have always been the centre of everything in the NUS. The university wants to help the students pursue their dream careers and make smart choices along the way.

“To do this, education and career planning must go hand in hand. NUS career+ is a unique tool that leverages AI and big data to help our students align their learning journeys with their career aspirations. The goal is for every student to acquire highly coveted skills that would give an advantage in getting a dream job upon graduation,” he said.

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By looking at the data of each student’s career interests and academic curriculum, the NUS career+ app generates smart module recommendations that fit their preferences. It also helps students prioritise their academic modules so that they acquire highly sought-after skills in their chosen career domains. This is based on real-time analysis of skills demanded in the job market, Connected to India reports.

“At JobTech, our AI engine analyses millions of online job postings daily, to learn and understand the skills demand of the fast-changing labour market,” said Mr Ang Wee Tiong, JobTech Co-founder & Technology Lead.

“We are honoured to partner with NUS to push the boundaries of AI and empower students to design better learning journeys with data insights. NUS career+ will help students gain a head start in the job market by recommending to them modules to bridge skill gaps and providing job recommendations based on their unique skills and interest profiles,” he added.

The app can be downloaded for both iOS and Android platforms.

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