OutSystems, Republic Polytechnic offer low-code app dev’t course

United States-based OutSystems is partnering with Republic Polytechnic in Singapore to offer a two-day, low-code mobile application development course beginning in January 2020.

This will be offered through the Republic Polytechnic’s Academy for Continuing Education among its suite of Continuing Education and Training programmes. 

Titled “Introduction to Low-Code Mobile Application Development,” the course is targeted at adult learners with little or no coding background. Using the OutSystems low-code platform, they will learn basic mobile application development skills.

This latest initiative is in line with the SkillsFuture movement to encourage working adults to upskill and Singapore’s national effort to transform into a Smart Nation.

An integral part of this is a core workforce comprised of lifelong learners that are digitally skilled. Granting them opportunities to upskill themselves, especially with technological skills such as mobile application development, will help drive the digital economy and transform the way people live and work in Singapore. 

“As a technology firm operating in Singapore, we’re aware of the talent crunch within the industry,” said Mark Weaser, APAC VP of OutSystems. “This course is our way of addressing that talent crunch and ensuring that there are enough skilled application developers in the workforce that are able to cater to the demands of app-hungry businesses and individuals.”    

Republic Polytechnic and OutSystems are also working together to help Pre-Employment Training (PET) diploma graduates put their newly acquired skills to good use within Industry Immersion Progammes and other industry projects. These arrangements are being slated for the first quarter of 2020.  

Tan Kok Cheng, programme chair for the Diploma in Digital Design and Development at Republic Polytechnic’s School of Infocomm, said they will also explore strengthening the partnership in the PET space by infusing elements of low-code application development and the OutSystems platform into the curriculum of RP’s Diploma in Digital Design and Development.