SINGAPORE – March 8, 2021 – John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte Ltd., a global leader in research and education, and the National University of Singapore’s Advanced Computing for Executives (ACE) today announced a partnership to jointly train and certify executives in a range of in-demand technology skills. This partnership will address the need to continually upskill, especially as the world contends with the economic impact of COVID-19.
This series of professional short courses will enable learners to meet the skills demand for long-term career success. The courses, which can be completed in two to three days and will be both instructor-led and self-paced, will be available to all learners globally beginning in April. Courses include:
- Driving Innovation through Design Thinking
- Story Telling with Data
- Developing Winning User Experiences with UI-UX
- Analytics for Finance
- Analytics for Talent Management
“Supporting learners pursuing high-demand careers is central to Wiley’s overall mission,” said Chor Meng Tan, Senior Director of Asia Education, Wiley. “Wiley is committed to connecting education to career outcomes and this partnership with National University of Singapore will enable learners to gain the skills they need to pursue impactful careers and close the global digital skills gap.”
“NUS’ Advanced Computing for Executives (ACE) is pleased to collaborate with Wiley to launch the Global Certification Program. We believe that the knowledge and expertise of ACE, combined with Wiley’s global reach and excellent record of delivering quality products, will help deliver much needed training opportunities to IT professionals around the world. It is also in line with ACE’s vision of helping business leaders harness emerging technology to boost business competitiveness,” said Professor Alex Siow, Director of Advanced Computing for Executives (ACE), School of Computing, National University of Singapore.
According to Burning Glass research, 69 percent of all 2019 job postings from the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation economies are in digital occupations. The global pandemic has highlighted the need for digital fitness in today’s workforce and accelerated transformation that was already underway. This shift presents a critical opportunity for workers to utilise this time to upskill and reskill, deepening the value of certifications in such skillsets to advance one’s career.
This announcement further underscores Wiley’s mission to support learning success by delivering best-in-class content that accelerates the success of today’s learners and professionals, clearing the path for long-term success in high-demand, high-growth careers.