According to The Global Talent Crunch 2018 report, Singapore could lose out on USD$106.82 billion by 2030 due to skill shortages.
“Students are looking for flexible, targeted and industry-focused learning options aimed at developing the most in-demand skills”
Extending the 33-year-long partnership between the two institutions, SIM will offer a selection of online courses from RMIT Online’s existing portfolio to help develop skills which have been identified as necessary for Singapore to remain competitive in increasingly digitised industries.
The first suite of courses are in areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Agile Project Management, Digital Marketing, Cyber Security, and Data Analytics. Upon completion, learners will receive a digital credential.
RMIT vice-chancellor and president, Martin Bean said the university had achieved great success in Australia with its industry-focused short courses.
“Covid-19 has rapidly changed the way people work, live and study. We know that new and returning students are looking for flexible, targeted and industry-focused learning options aimed at developing the most in-demand skills,” he said.
“As we navigate our way through this pandemic and look towards recovery, these short-courses will create new opportunities for Singaporeans in the rapidly changing world of work.”
“Our collaboration with RMIT Online offers yet another flexible pathway for PMETs in Singapore to build skills which are in demand by employers,” added Seah Chin Siong, president and chief executive officer, SIM.
“Under SIM’s digital initiative, we will continue to provide short, micro-credentialed courses that help our learners build greater agility across industry segments and in their careers.”