Singapore, 27 January 2022 – Panduit Singapore announces a collaboration with the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) on a multi-pronged programme to equip students with skills for the digital economy.
Addressing skill gaps in the Singapore job market brought about by digitalisation during the COVID-19 pandemic, the five-year programme will focus on grooming students for careers in information network infrastructure.
There is robust demand by Singapore employers for roles such as network engineers, infrastructure engineers, system integrators, and system installers. For ITE students looking to join the workforce or to further their education, ensuring they are up-to-date with the skills of a rapidly evolving economy is key.
For ITE students to have hands-on opportunities to work on network infrastructure projects, Panduit Singapore will build a state-of-the-art ITE-Panduit Learning Hub at ITE College East.
Panduit Singapore has also generously donated Cabinets & Cold Aisle Containment to ITE for the training of trainees from WSDip in Data Centre Infrastructure & Operation. Lecturers and students will be able to access Panduit’s e-learning resources via the University of Panduit Online platform as part of their training and learning programmes at ITE. In addition, Panduit will train students at its offices and host training and attachment programmes for ITE lecturers in Singapore and the APAC region.
“We’re very excited to embark on this partnership with ITE,” says Mr. Harry Woo, Managing Director and Senior Vice President (Asia Pacific) of Panduit Singapore. “Economies are in a state of flux and will continue to evolve amid the pandemic. We aim to equip students with the skills for the workforce of tomorrow.”
The partnership is part of Panduit Singapore’s corporate social responsibility initiative-APAC Skills Change Lives. Over the next five years, the company will provide financial assistance for underprivileged students, book prizes for outstanding students and internship opportunities with its network of installation partner companies.