TechSkills Accelerator Initiative equips 5G skills

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The TechSkills Accelerator  (TeSA) initiative has equipped more than 3,000 Singaporeans with 5G skills over the last year.

In addition, a new 5G training portal has been launched to train more Singaporeans to take up fresh opportunities in this growth area. 

The 5G Academy, part of the TeSA initiative, was formed on 1 November 2020 to equip Singaporeans with 5G skills. The Academy, led by Singapore Polytechnic (SP) and the National University of Singapore (NUS), works with the Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs), Mobile Network Operators and industry partners to aggregate hiring and training requirements from the 5G ecosystem.

To date, more than 3,000 Singaporeans have been trained with 5G skills through the Academy and the combined effort of all the Institutes of Higher Learning and industry partners.

These trainees have been equipped with skills required for 5G jobs such as Cloud Computing, Data Analytics and Software Development.  

The 5G Academy’s new training portal launched today includes more than 500 courses from various Institutes of Higher Learning, and more training options with other training providers and industry partners will continuously be added to the portal. 

Mr Lew Chuen Hong, Chief Executive of IMDA, said, “5G is the next bound of mobile technology that underpins our digital economy. It offers many good job opportunities and we have thus far equipped more than 3,000 Singaporeans with 5G skills. I hope to see more Singaporeans seizing these opportunities, and join us in building Singapore’s digital future.”

The Singapore Polytechnic’s 5G & AIoT Centre, which was also launched today, will enable enterprises to prototype and adopt 5G innovation and solutions. The Centre aims to accelerate the development of 5G industrial use cases in Singapore.

Companies that are keen to develop proof-of-concept solutions can also consult technical experts at the centre for the development of their 5G products and services.

Together with Singtel and Ericsson as partners, the 5G & AIoT Centre also offers a 5G Learning Journey that provides companies with an experiential learning environment to understand how 5G can be used innovatively to create products and services or improve existing ones.