As Singapore moves to the future of the economy, meeting the technical disruption and acquiring the essential skills of students plays a key role.
Education systems around the globe take note of the best practices in Singapore as bright students continue to report on high scores and postgraduate students who are ready for successful career prospects in a developing world economy. The Singapore National University (NUS) and Nanyang University of Technology (NTU) on 11 and 12 place in 2019 at QS World University rankings from around the world are promising alternatives in Singapore.
With changes in the horizon, universities and secondary schools need to start focusing on how to train students in the future labor market. Technology, automation and innovation are growth, but they also show the necessary development in the light of teaching if future students are integrated into newly-created jobs.
Professor Tan Thiam Soon of the Singapore Technical Research Institute (SIT) says, "One of our challenges is to get young people to get more of a variety of dreams and goals, at present there is a fair homogeneity of what they think is a success, and we need to increase the diversity and skills of young people They should learn to combine high technology with the core technology of cutting-edge technology and be able to think of the box. "
SIT works with university partners both abroad and in industry by expanding the ecosystem in Singapore to better prepare for disturbances. "Our approach to SIT is to engage the industry with an integrated approach," says Professor Tan. "If the process requires workers to retrain, we will
so that workers are reformed. If the industry needs a new employee, they can look for their students as a future talent partner. "
Other universities also focus on the lifelong learning initiative across the country. At NTU, alumni will receive up to $ 1,160 bidding corridors, which can be used to search over 120 skill-based courses. Professor Subra Suresh says, "We are building our technology for improved learning on our campuses so that our alumni who may have graduated from NTU 10 years ago can learn more about biotechnology through the NTU online course, in this way we can help alumni to train and retrain." NTU: there are already nearly 230,000 current alumni in over 150 countries.
Another recently launched SkillsFuture initiative is a government program designed to encourage all citizens to take advantage of the opportunities offered by NTU. Professor Tan of SIT says about the program: "SkillsFuture is really creating an ecosystem to help children get all their important first jobs but recognize that even if our school is never enough." It seeks to encourage individuals to understand their choices about education and career development and to truly promote the culture of lifelong learning in response to emerging industrial needs.
NUS President Tan Eng Chye says "The World Economic Forum has estimated that two-thirds of children undergoing elementary education now end up in jobs that are not today, by 65 percent."
Students learn in NUS quantitative reasoning, statistics, and computational thinking about AI and data analytics, but are encouraged to work in their interpersonal skills by learning awareness and flexibility. The NUS also recently started its lifelong learning, which extends the university's twenty-year course of study and gives continuous postgraduate training programs for postgraduate students.
A disorder is coming, and Professor Tan SIT says that "education is a challenging future for generations and that it is not a problem in Singapore but a global one." This compact nation is ready to lead the way and may, before other global players. NUS alone has incubated about twenty-five percent startups in Singapore and partners with colleges overseas positions such as Silicon Valley, Toronto, Stockholm and Munich, to name a few. Reshaping employees' skills and inspiring innovation through education helps maintain Singapore's reputation as new business and future markets evolve.