Applied Materials and SIT's partnership

With this partnership, Applied Materials's employees will be offered tailored learning programmes from SIT related to Industry 4.0 concepts such as AI, data engineering, the Internet of Things, machine learning and smart factory.

To develop and implement continuing education and training (CET) programmes for employees in Singapore, semiconductor manufacturer company Applied Materials South East Asia has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), a local university.

With this partnership, Applied Materials's employees will be offered tailored learning programmes from SIT related to Industry 4.0 concepts, such as artificial intelligence, data engineering, the Internet of Things, machine learning and smart factory.

The curriculum and duration of the programmes will also be customised to the needs of Applied Materials employees, and include both short and long courses as well as stackable post-graduate modules, delivered by SIT academic staff.

Brian Tan, Vice President, Applied Global Services and Regional President, Applied Materials South East Asia said: "The semiconductor industry requires constant innovation, and investing in the development of our workforce is critical to maintaining technology leadership."

"We are excited to work with SIT and provide our employees with advanced knowledge and skillsets to keep inventing the future, in alignment with Singapore’s Manufacturing 2030 vision of becoming a global business, innovation and talent hub for advanced manufacturing.”

Professor Chua Kee Chaing, President, SIT shared Tan's sentiments, saying that the collaboration offers "valuable opportunities for the company’s employees" to equip themselves with knowledge of in-demand skills in areas such as artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things.

ALSO READLazada Singapore setting up an upskilling committee to create Worker 4.0 talent


Image / Shutterstock

Follow us on Telegram and on Instagram @humanresourcesonline for all the latest HR and manpower news from around the region.