Microsoft unveils first Asian Datacenter Academy in Singapore

Low Khah Gek (ITE) and Lee Hui Li (Microsoft) with two students who are part of the work-study diploma program

Low Khah Gek (ITE) and Lee Hui Li (Microsoft) with two college students who’re a part of the work-study diploma program

Credit score: Microsoft

Microsoft has opened its first Asian Datacenter Academy (DCA) in Singapore, together with partnering the native Institute of Technical Schooling (ITE) in a five-year dedication to empower some 300 ITE college students, specializing in utilized knowledge centre abilities.

Geared toward up-skilling college students for technical jobs and getting ready them for careers within the digital financial system, the DCA is an extension of Microsoft’s pledge to equip ITE college students to thrive in a rising ICT sector.

By some IDC estimates, Microsoft, its ecosystem of companions, and clients will create over 86,000 new jobs in Singapore by 2026, of which over 50,000 will likely be expert IT jobs.

The DCA will supply knowledge centre abilities integration into ITE’s current technical {and professional} growth observe, present a sustainable studying lab for hands-on educational coaching, and supply mentorship {and professional} growth sources.

By ITE’s Work Examine Diploma program, Microsoft will supply scholarships to cowl tuition prices for as much as 20 ITE college students who’re eager on a future within the knowledge centre {industry}. Upon completion of their educational program, chosen students will obtain a chance to interview for open knowledge centre positions at Microsoft in Singapore.

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