Singapore’s Institute of Technical Education (ITE) and NVIDIA are jointly developing an AI Workforce Readiness Programme to train the institute’s students.
The three-year partnership involves the setting up of AiTE, an AI training facility at ITE College Central that is home to a NVIDIA’s AI platform.
“The collaboration with NVIDIA will help ITE students be furnished with a suite of AI capabilities for the future economy,” said Chan Chun Sing, Minister of Education, at the launch of the AI Workforce Readiness Programme.
About 2,000 students will be trained on much needed AI skills over the next three years. Other than nurturing AI talents, the programme also aims to drive adoption of AI among companies in Singapore and create related job opportunities.
Companies can levarate the computing capabilities of AiTE to explore and develop AI solutions. Students from ITE’s AI-related courses will have the opportunity to work with industries on real-world AI projects that address business needs.
ITE lecturers will be trained as NVIDIA’s certified instructors to deliver AI curriculum to students.
“What is special about this partnership is that it allows our students to hone their skills through real-world AI projects, while supporting businesses in the adoption of AI. This reinforces our efforts to equip students with skills that are relevant to industry needs,” said Low Khah Gek, Chief Executive Officer of ITE.
According to Dennis Ang (above), Senior Director of Enterprise Business for SEA and ANZ at NVIDIA Worldwide Field Operations, AI is a once-in-a-generation technology that is transforming industries around the world.
“As a leader in this space through GPU accelerated computing, NVIDIA will work closely with ITE to share and transfer knowledge, advance AI curriculum, and prepare the AI-ready workforce of tomorrow for Singapore,” he said.