PSB Academy unveils skills-based programmes to bolster Singapore’s Industry Transformation Maps

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 19  August, 2017  -   Amidst the Singapore government's drive to enhance digital literacy in the nation and push for  the  adoption of technology and automation in businesses,  PSB Academy , Singapore's best private education institution   (1),  is  partnering  with industry  bodies  to  introduce new programmes that will fo cus on specialist skills, and  contribute to Singapore's  industry  transformation  maps starting with   the hospitality and technology sectors.  


"The launch of our  new  City C ampus in Singa pore in May signaled our  mission   to make the idea  of productivity relevant again for students in Asia's innovation capital. We've since worked to build on this momentum of growth with the strong support of our partners from the industry and academia. These new skills-based  programmes  reflect our renewed emphasis on industry relevance, built on a  future-oriented brand of  education that offers skills that workers need to thrive in  Asia's Future Economy, " says  Dr  Sam  Choon -Yin, Dean, PSB Academy.   


Marque Hoteliers back new  Diploma in Global Hospitality Management  


PSB Academy's  School of Business and Management  unveiled a skills-based  Diploma in Global Hospitality Management  (DGHM). The 12-month (2) course was designed in close collaboration with industry partners from the  Singapore Association of Convention & Exhibition Organisers  and  Suppliers (SACEOS) , who will conduct an abridged version of their  Professional Exhibition Management and Professional Conference Management  courses as part of PSB Academy's DGHM curriculum. While studying for the PSB Academy programme, DGHM students will also be granted a complimentary  corporate  SACEOS  membership , which will enable them to gain access to SACEOS networks, events and training courses.  


Selina Chavry, Chair of Education & Professional, Development Sub-Committee, SACEOS (centre left) Derrick Chang, CEO, PSB Academy (centre right) and Viva Sinniah, Executive Chairman, PSB Academy (rightmost), mark their partnership with a MOU signing.

Students of PSB Academy's DGHM will also benefit from a six-month industrial attachment component with some of Singapore's foremost hoteliers, including the Millennium Hotels & Resorts and The Fullerton Hotel Singapore.   


"We are excited about giving a new generation of hospitality professionals the opportunity to integrate theory with practical learning, through this partnership with PSB Academy. This  programme  will expose students to these new developments with the hotels, and help them to  realise  their potential for growth in this dynamic industry," says  Daniel Chia,  Vice President, Meetings and Incentives,  SACEOS.  


MOU Signed with World's Largest Cybersecurity Technical Certification Body   


PSB  Academy's School of Engineering and Technology signed a Memorandum of U nderstanding with the  International Council of E-Commerce Consultants  (EC-Council) ,  the world's largest cybersecurity technical certification body ,   to launch  skills-based  training programmes targeted at enhancing cybersecurity awareness and capabilities amon g professionals in the  information and communications technology (ICT) sector  in Singapore. According to  Communications and Information Minister  Yaacob  Ibrahim ,  there were  15,000 vacancies  in the sector  last year.  


" EC-Council certified professionals have become one of the most sought after by employers worldwide. A partnership with PSB Academy would allow our EC-Council courses, which are recognised worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the United States Federal Government (via the Montgomery GI Bill) and the National Security Agency (NSA), become accessible to a growing number of IT professionals looking to acquire real, ta ctical cyber security skills and accreditation, and help an increasingly digitally-connected Singapor e bridge the skill gap in cyber security," said  Breyvan  Tan, Managing Director,  Wissen  International (EC-Council ASEAN Sole Representative).  


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