NUS teams up with IES to secure the future for Engineers
30 November 2018 – The National University of Singapore (NUS) is collaborating with the Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES) to better prepare the Singapore engineering workforce for the Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) future ahead.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was established between the NUS School of Continuing and Lifelong Education (NUS SCALE), NUS Faculty of Engineering (NUS Engineering) and IES to collectively help engineers stay relevant amid the technical disruptions in a fast-evolving job market.
The trio would work together to identify the areas of expertise for the jobs of tomorrow in the field of engineering, and develop appropriate training courses or programmes to further grow their capabilities. They will also partake in knowledge-sharing with one another, engaging proficient individuals from NUS and IES as teaching fellows or course instructors.
On top of that, the tripartite would also expand and enrich the suite of Continuing Education and Training (CET) programmes that NUS SCALE, NUS Engineering and IES are offering.
This MOU is the latest milestone in NUS’ drive to not only ensure the Singapore workforce come through the winds of change unscathed, but also add value to the national movement of lifelong learning and skills mastery and renewal by providing high-quality, industry-relevant CET programmes.
Said NUS SCALE Dean Professor Wei Kwok Kee: “It is heartening to see entities like IES – among others – showing an interest to collaborate on CET initiatives that will stand the Singapore workforce in good stead for the VUCA future, and I hope more would come forward and follow suit.”
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