Emerging Tech: Dell to Train Students in Singapore to Ensure Employability

Dell Technologies will joint hand with four Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) to enhance the pre-employment training curriculum for over 5,000 tertiary students in Singapore over the next two years. The programme seeks to build and attract a robust talent pipeline for the local information and communications technology (ICT) sector by equipping the students with industry-relevant skills.

Together with the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), Singapore Management University (SMU), Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) and Singapore Polytechnic (SP), Dell Technologies will co-develop new content for curriculum modules, specialist diplomas and degree courses focused on critical core skills tied to new and emerging technologies such as cloud computing, data analytics, the Internet of Things (IoT) and digital cities management. These critical skills were identified based on industry needs – through feedback from Dell Technologies and its partners and customers – and aligned with the Infocomm Media Development Authority’s (IMDA) Services 4.0 roadmap, which envisions the future of services using emerging technologies in a digital economy.

Access to curated courses on cloud and dedicated mentorship

Dell Technologies will work closely with the IHL professors and lecturers, offering customised tech expertise and consultation to aid in curriculum planning and curate cloud-native content in students’ learning curriculum. Beyond curriculum design, students can benefit from Dell Technologies industry experts’ insights. Dell will also offer mentorship to students as they navigate final year projects and industry attachments. 

Students can look forward to immersing themselves in the latest emerging technologies and industry-relevant content such as DevOps, microservices, cloud-native security, containers and Kubernetes. They will also get hands-on experience via lab tutorial projects that highlight the importance and complexity of managing applications in an enterprise environment.

With the current hybrid education model, students from the four IHLs will be granted access to a suite of self-guided e-learning courses via Dell Technologies’ digital learning platform. These courses are designed to provide students with practical tech knowledge and skills that are in demand by the ICT sector, enhancing their employability and providing a head start to their future technology careers.

An ongoing effort to nurture the tech talent pool

The latest collaboration with the four IHLs is an extension of Dell Technologies’ tech skills accelerator initiative announced in February 2021, which aims to equip fresh graduates, mid-career professionals and students in Singapore with practical knowledge and skills in cloud computing, data protection and management, data science and big data analytics by 2023. Beyond students, Dell Technologies continues to work with its network of partners and customers to support mid-career professionals with skills training and enhancement for the data era through its Dell Technologies Skills Up programme.