IBM, NTUC Learninghub bridge digital skills gaps in Singapore

IBM and Singapore’s NTUC LearningHub (NTUC LHUB) are collaborating to close technology skills gaps in Singapore amid the evolving COVID-19 situation, to be done through curating free courses in areas such as AI, cloud and data.

The tie-up came as a result of ongoing discussions about the shared goals of both companies. These include making world-class technical training in technology accessible to workers and helping them stay competitive in the workforce as the coronavirus crisis accelerates the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies.

A suite of curated free IBM courses will be made available through NTUC LHUB for learners to develop skills in key technologies such as Cybersecurity, AI (including IBM Watson), Cloud and Quantum Computing. The courses have been developed in-house by IBM, leveraging their world-leading expertise in each field.

“Acquiring and developing these skills will be critical for businesses to change and adapt quickly in a post-COVID era and the timing of this collaboration is perfect,” said Martin Chee, managing director of IBM Singapore.

NTUC LHUB CEO Kwek Kok Kwong said that last April, they teamed up with GO1 to provide online courses in Adaptive and Technology skills, and more content providers are now working with us to provide steep vertical knowledge, for example Dupont Sustainable Solutions with online courses in safety, maintenance and reliability.

“IBM’s cutting-edge courses will be invaluable in providing future-ready skills to pivot our workforce into Worker 4.0 as Singapore embarks on our Industry 4.0 transformation,” he said.