SINGAPORE - Qlik® and the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) have renewed a three-year agreement to upskill ITE teaching staff and students in data analytics. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will equip ITE teaching staff and students with specialised skills in areas such as deep learning for data and business analytics to meet the industry demand for data analytics roles.
“We are delighted to once again partner with Qlik to raise the capabilities of our teaching staff and students in data analytics. This strategic integration of data analytics and digitalisation-related training into our curriculum will equip ITE students with the right mindset and skills to attune to rapid technological changes and meet the demand for data analytics roles in the future economy,” said Alice Seow, Principal, ITE College West. “Teaching staff will likewise be provided with the necessary data skills to train and support their students in their data and analytics competencies.”
Under the MOU, Qlik will provide ITE access to its data analytics platform and resources for use in course curriculum and research, enabling teaching staff and students to boost their data literacy skills. ITE and Qlik will also work closely together for industry project opportunities and student competitions. These will complement students’ learning of data analytics and offer them real-world, hands-on experience to implement these new capabilities once they enter the workforce.
“The way we learn, live, and work has evolved. Students entering today’s challenging, data-driven environment must possess strong analytical skill sets to keep pace with the rapid technological change. This is especially so given the current COVID-19 pandemic, where real-time and predictive insights are highly sought after by businesses to navigate these uncertain times,” said Geoff Thomas, Senior Vice President, APAC, Qlik. “Our partnership with ITE will help ensure that students are equipped with the necessary data skills and knowledge to succeed in today and tomorrow’s world of work.”
Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. Qlik provides an end-to-end, real-time data integration and analytics cloud platform to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into active intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik does business in more than 100 countries and serves over 50,000 customers around the world.
The Institute of Technical Education (ITE) was established as a post-secondary institution in 1992, under the Ministry of Education. ITE is a principal provider of career and technical education and a key developer of national skills certification and standards skilling Singapore for the future economy. It offers three key programmes - (1) Pre-Employment Training for youths after secondary education (2) Continuing Education and Training for adult learners and (3) Industry-Based and Work-Study Programmes with employers. Under its 'One ITE System, Three Colleges' Governance Model, ITE has three Colleges - ITE College Central, ITE College East and ITE College West. For more information, please visit our website at https://www.ite.edu.sg