Dell Technologies is offering to arm 3,000 students, fresh graduates, and mid-career professionals in Singapore with skills in cloud computing, data protection, data science, and big data analytics. It hopes to do so over the next two years via a new tech skills accelerator. The initiative would include a partnership with SMU that would see more than 1,000 of the school's undergraduates experience cloud-native technologies and content as part of their curriculum. Students from the SMU School of Computing and Information Systems (SCIS) would undergo classroom training as well as hands-on lab sessions to acquire "practical technical skills" in cloud-native practices and technologies. SMU Dean of SCIS and Lee Kong Chian Chair Professor of Information Systems Pang Hwee Hwa said, "Companies and public agencies are employing digital technology to transform their business models and processes. The digital transformation of industries, economies, and societies will accelerate going forward. It is, therefore, imperative that we equip our students with highly sought-after computing skills, including emerging technologies such as cloud-native skills, so that they become industry ready, innovation-enabled solution developers who are able to create value to business and society."
Last updated on 15 Feb 2021 .