CELEBRATING NUS’ RENEWED COLLABORATION WITH UOB TO UPSKILL ITS REGIONAL WORKFORCE
26 October 2022
– The National University of Singapore (NUS) has reaffirmed its commitment to its partnership with UOB through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) renewal today.
The collaboration with Asia’s leading bank will focus on upskilling its 26,000-strong workforce through the University’s proprietary All-You-Can-Learn (AYCL) initiative, a customisable training programme for businesses to scale up and reskill their labour force through industry-relevant courses curated from 17 NUS faculties and schools.
In place since July 2019, the MOU will empower both organisations to embark on new areas of collaboration, including talent acquisition from NUS to fulfil UOB’s manpower needs, and upskilling the Bank’s staff in sector-specific areas such as emerging technologies and sustainability.
“Our continued collaboration with NUS will create a robust pipeline of talent and help our people grow in specialised areas ranging from data science to sustainability. We are committed to taking care of our people, and growing their skillsets in readiness for future opportunities.”- Mr Dean Tong, Head of Group Human Resources, UOB
The AYCL initiative serves as a dedicated platform to aggregate the training needs across the Bank, and provide its staff with exclusive access to NUS’ suite of more than 700 courses, workshops and executive masterclasses.
“NUS will strengthen UOB staff’s competencies through new areas of cooperation and skills training in emerging technologies and ESG in this continuing partnership. We are proud to play a key role in UOB’s upskilling efforts which reinforces our vision to be a leading global university shaping the future.”
- Professor Susanna Leong, Vice Provost (Masters’ Programmes & Lifelong Education) and Dean (NUS SCALE)
Since 2019, NUS has trained close to 600 staff from UOB in key growth areas, ranging from cybersecurity to data analytics.
(From left to right) Mr Ng Nam Sin, Chief Executive Officer of The Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore (IBF); Professor Susanna Leong, Vice Provost (Masters’ Programmes & Lifelong Education) and Dean of National University of Singapore’s School of Continuing and Lifelong Education (NUS SCALE); Mr Dean Tong, Head of UOB Group Human Resources; Professor Wei Kwok Kee, Provost of Singapore Institute of Management (SIM); and Professor Chua Kee Chaing, President of Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), inked MOU agreements with the Bank at UOB's Better U Festival 2022.