VMware launches training program to bolster Singapore’s talent pool

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VMware has launched Getting Future Ready, a pilot training initiative that deepens expertise and specialisation in next-generation technologies for the Singapore workforce. 

The flexible eight-week program is available to VMware customers and partners enrolled to the SGUnited Traineeship program, offering structured learning paths towards emerging Cloud Native job roles and opportunities. 

The program is set to benefit tech talents across VMware’s expansive partner and customer ecosystem that include organisations such as DBS Bank and M1. 

Getting Future Ready will offer up to 1,000 traineeship opportunities to Singapore-based companies. Comprising of a mix of instructor-led and self-paced training sessions conducted in-person and online as part of VMware Learning, the program provides trainees with the opportunity to learn and engage with industry specialists through hackathons, hands-on labs and gamification. 

At the end of the program, trainees will undergo a capstone certification event where they will be able to apply what they have learnt. Trainees who pass the exam will be awarded industry recognised certifications such as VMware Certified Technical Associate (VCTA). 

This new VCTA credential will validate the skills and knowledge required by candidates performing operational tasks within a virtualised infrastructure, in areas across multi-cloud operations, networking, security, and device management. 

Adrian Hia, country manager of VMware Singapore, said VMware commits to enabling a future-ready workforce to power Singapore’s Innovation Economy.

“DBS will complement VMware’s training with hands on experience in managing DBS’ private cloud, from engineering a resilient active-active cloud platform, to automating cloud operations at scale,” said Jimmy Ng, group CIO and head of technology and operations at DBS.

Manjot Singh Mann, CEO of M1, said VMware’s training programme will help M1 strengthen their competencies, enhancing their ability to tap on cutting-edge technologies to drive greater outcomes for organisations in Singapore.