NUS and DSO National Laboratories partner to develop future-ready workforce
4 December 2018 – The National University of Singapore (NUS) and DSO National Laboratories have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen the competencies of the research and development organisation’s workforce.
Over three years, DSO employees will be eligible for 1,000 places in a comprehensive suite of customised training programmes curated by NUS. These courses would cover the expertise that are crucial for DSO’s growth, and allow staff to pick up a new skill in areas such as medicine, data and business analytics, and design innovation. These areas would be determined collectively by DSO and NUS.
The MOU is driven by the NUS All-You-Can-Learn (NUS AYCL) model, a customisable training programme for businesses to upskill and reskill their workforce accordingly. This is the third partnership under the NUS AYCL model in recent times – ST Engineering and Keppel Offshore & Marine were the earlier two – and marks the latest step in NUS’ advocacy of lifelong learning and continuous education to its alumni, corporations and the wider public.
Said Professor Ho Teck Hua, NUS Senior Deputy President and Provost: “Our MOU signing marks the start of a journey to build a robust workforce in DSO, and we are excited and committed to be working with DSO over the next few years. We are also heartened that our unique employer-friendly All-You-Can-Learn model continues to encourage more enterprises to develop their human capital.”