What is IBM Skills Academy?
IBM Skills Academy is a collaboration of industry leaders working with educators and industry partners, to develop training relevant to sectors working with technology. Materials are updated regularly and adopted by academic institutions globally with upskilling add-ons that are industry-relevant. This further enhances graduates’ employability while preparing them for an all-rounded career. The IBM Skills Academy Programme is founded and prides itself on IBM’s long-standing tradition of collaborating with industry experts, researchers and leading academia including Stamford, MIT and Harvard Universities.
What is IBM Skills Academy @ Kaplan?
Kaplan in Singapore has partnered with IBM to provide the Skills Academy suite of courses. These courses challenge students to learn differently, apply new skills and encourage accelerated learning. Students will use sophisticated digital resources coupled with deep understanding from Kaplan’s various academic disciplines.
The IBM Skills Academy initiative with Kaplan answers the workforce needs of today’s “Business with the Power of STEM” digital economy by transforming students into industry-focused professionals. This is done with face-to-face training in the application of latest infocomm technologies and tools. The training is paired with sophisticated interactive digital resources to provide an unparalleled blend of learning. It ensures industry-relevant training in areas of high demand such as the Information Technology industry. The application-focused courses also provide certifications that are recognised by the industry.
How are courses conducted?
Each course is a mix of classroom learning at Kaplan Professional’s campuses in the city centre and self-paced online learning.
IBM Skills Academy @ Kaplan provides world-class training combining IBM’s official technical role-based courses, IBM-certified instructors, Kaplan’s deep technical and financial know-how, as well as hands-on laboratories that reflect actual application in the workplace.
What can I receive upon completion?
Upon completion of each course, students will receive a digital badge certifying their competence.
The IBM Digital Badge is a cross-industry digital recognition of technical skills which can be shared on social and professional networking sites, even in your digital signature. Digital Badging is a recognition of skills and experience which you as an employee or employer can share anytime at any place. IBM’s Digital Badges are hosted and secured by a third party, and they recognise skills, knowledge and experience gained through training with IBM.
Who should attend?
The courses suit working adults and just about anyone keen to bridge their digital skills gap and stand out from the competition.
PREDICT AND PREVENT URBAN ISSUES WITH ANALYTICS
Public transportation agencies are challenged to find ways to increase convenience, improve the travel experience and reduce costs. Business analytics uses real-time data to anticipate and control congestions, helping traffic systems flow smoothly.
The Business Intelligence Analyst course prepares learners to understand report building techniques using relational data models. They will learn how to enhance, customise and manage professional reports, and understand Active Reports and their functionality.
This course comprises the following learning modules:
Module I – Analytics Overview
Module II – Business Analytics Foundations
Module Ill – Business Intelligence Analyst
The knowledge and abilities imparted in this course will help learners in job roles such as:
• Predictive Analytics Modeler
• Data Scientist
• Data Engineer
IBM Open Badges
How much is the grant?
NTUC members enjoy 50% *unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP.