Kaplan Learning Institute to Enter into Unique Collaboration with Metis in the Acceleration of Technical Skills for Data Scientists

SINGAPORE & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/anniversary?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#anniversarylt;/agt;–Kaplan Learning Institute (KLI), one of Singapore’s leading corporate
training providers, and Metis,
a leading provider of data science skills training for individuals and
businesses, today officially announced the launch of the Metis
Data Science Bootcamp @ Kaplan
. The collaboration sees KLI bringing
a local perspective to Metis’ highly successful bootcamp that runs in
the United States (US).

Launched by Kaplan Inc. in the US, in 2014, Metis is accredited by the
Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), an
agency recognised by the US Department of Education. To be accredited by
ACCET, high levels of standards are set, which include demanding review
and approval of curriculum, instructional personnel, instructional
delivery, and admissions and student services. All Metis bootcamps are
designed and taught by data science practitioners. Its alumni in the US
have gone on to work at top companies including IBM, Spotify, Facebook,
Deloitte, Apple, and many more.

The Metis Data Science Bootcamp @ Kaplan, in Singapore, will allow
participants to equip themselves with tech skills in data science tools
such as the Python coding environment, Machine Learning, interactive
data visualisation and other modern big data tools and architecture.
Conducted over a period of 12 weeks, participants in the bootcamp will
complete five projects that can be included in their professional
portfolio to demonstrate their ability to design, implement and
communicate the results of data science projects for business usage,
which is a highly-sought after skillset in data science professionals.
Upon successful completion of the bootcamp, graduates will receive a
Metis Certificate of Completion and transcript, recognised on an equal
merit to those received by the bootcamp participants in the US.

Supported by both the Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore
(IMDA) Tech Skills Accelerator (TeSA) Tech Immersion and Placement
Programme (TIPP)1, and the Employment and Employability
Institute (e2i), the Metis Data Science Bootcamp @ Kaplan will aid in
the development of a digital and connected society. One of the
strategies outlined by Singapore’s Infocomm Media Industry
Transformation Map is the strengthening of the nation’s building
capabilities in frontier technologies such as Data Analytics. In an era
where data analytics can help companies make informed decisions for
revenue and growth, proficiency in data analytics is a skill that is
highly sought after not only by those within the Information and
Communication Technology (ICT) sector, but even across various industry
sectors such as finance, retail and healthcare. According
to a report by LinkedIn
, the data scientist profession is the top
emerging job in Singapore.

Trainees eligible for the Metis Data Science Bootcamp @ Kaplan, may
enjoy course
fee support
through TeSA TIPP. Participants may also receive support
for job placement in tech-related roles from e2i, one of the placement
partners for the bootcamp.

Mr Jason Moss, President and Founder of Metis, says, “We couldn’t be
more excited to bring our bootcamp to Singapore, where the government
has made such strong commitments to skilling up its workforce –
specifically in training its citizens in AI. Given its vibrant tech
scene and multinational business environment, Singapore has become a
global hub for tech-savvy talent. We look forward to playing a role in
furthering this by combining Metis’ track record of excellence in the US
with KLI’s leadership in Singapore to deliver the region’s most
efficient, effective path to levelling up data science skills.”

Associate Professor Rhys Johnson, Chief Operating Officer & Provost of
Kaplan Singapore states, “We are delighted to collaborate with Metis
from US to bring its esteemed Data Science Bootcamp to Singapore. We
believe that the collective experience and close collaboration between
the two divisions under Kaplan Inc. will benefit participants and help
develop data science capabilities and talents in Singapore. With
available support from IMDA and e2i, the bootcamp is made more
accessible for Singaporeans aspiring to enhance their technical skills
in the field of Data Science.”

“There remains a strong demand for ICT skills and talent, of which
expertise in data analytics will play a pivotal role in the digital
transformation of industries and businesses,”
said Mr Howie Lau,
Chief Industry Development Officer, IMDA. “The collaboration between
Kaplan Learning Institute and Metis to offer immersive training and job
placement support will be beneficial for individuals who are seeking a
rewarding career in the field of data science. Our local professionals
can leverage on TeSA to upskill or reskill, thereby seizing
opportunities and reaping rewards in the digital economy.”

“In our move toward the digital economy, acquiring relevant skills in
artificial intelligence and data analytics are vital as these will boost
our workers’ competencies – including the ability to optimise the
collection and use of data for customer profiling and intelligence for
product enhancement, research and development, and strategic planning.
Together with Kaplan Learning Institute and Infocomm Media Development
Authority, e2i will outreach to our network of partners, and encourage
Singaporeans to level up their digital readiness with the Metis Data
Science Bootcamp,”
said Mr Gilbert Tan, CEO of e2i.

About Metis

Metis accelerates data science learning for individuals, companies, and
institutions by providing corporate training and accredited, immersive
bootcamps and preparatory courses. A d/b/a of Kaplan, Metis is
accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education &
Training (ACCET). Kaplan, Inc. is a leading global provider of
educational and career services for individuals, schools, and
businesses. For more information, please visit http://www.thisismetis.com/.

About Kaplan Learning Institute

Kaplan Learning Institute, one of the three entities of Kaplan in
Singapore, has established itself as one of the leading corporate
training and financial literacy providers.

Kaplan Learning Institute offers professional certifications and
training courses for skills development, providing opportunities for
individuals to always stay relevant. These certifications and courses
are segmented across 2 departments – Kaplan Financial and Kaplan
Professional. They are offered through industry renowned partners such
as Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered
Financial Analyst® (CFA®), and Singapore
Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ), to name a few. To date, Kaplan
Learning Institute has awarded over 225,000 professional certificates.

With a focus on training excellence, Kaplan Learning Institute has also
been accorded a number of honours by its partners, demonstrating its
commitment to achieve excellent standards of learning facilities and
provision of outstanding student support. Kaplan Learning Institute
equips students with the skills and confidence they need to shine in
today’s workforce, and be ready for tomorrow’s challenges. For more
information, please visit: http://www.kaplan.com.sg/kli/

About TechSkills Accelerator

An initiative of SkillsFuture, TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA) aims to
build and develop a skilled Information and Communications Technology
(ICT) workforce for Singapore’s digital economy. TeSA is driven by the
Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)
and in collaboration with the industry, SkillsFuture Singapore,
Workforce Singapore and the National Trades Union Congress. IMDA takes
an integrated approach to ICT skills acquisition and practitioner
training, enabling professionals to acquire the relevant in-demand
skills. To find out more about TeSA and TIPP, please visit www.imtalent.sg/tesa

About e2i

e2i is the empowering network for individuals and companies seeking
skills and solutions for growth. Since 2008, e2i has assisted more than
600,000 individuals through our career guidance, professional
development, and job matching services. With an extensive network of
partners, e2i offers hiring, training and productivity solutions to
businesses. We are an initiative of the National Trades Union Congress
(NTUC) to support nation-wide manpower and skills upgrading initiatives.
For more information, please visit www.e2i.com.sg.

1The Tech Immersion and Placement Programme (TIPP)
aims to convert non-ICT professionals into industry-ready ICT
professionals. They will be placed into tech job roles, after undergoing
an immersive training course or mentorship and coaching programme
delivered by industry practitioners.

Contacts

For more information on the Metis Data Science Bootcamp @ Kaplan:
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here
or email us at: kli.sg@kaplan.com

For
more information about Metis, please contact:

Michael Tague
Communications
Manager
michael.tague@kaplan.com
Tel:
1 212 974 2785

For more information about Kaplan Learning
Institute, please contact:

Cindy Tan
Assistant Director,
Brand & Corporate Communication
cindy.tan@kaplan.com
Tel:
(65) 6500 4298

For more information about IMDA, TeSA and
TIPP, please contact:

Ng Eu Wen
Manager, Communications &
Marketing
ng_eu_wen@imda.gov.sg
Tel:
(65) 6751 2819

For more information about e2i, please
contact:

Darryll Chua
Senior Specialist, Communications &
Digital
darryll_chua@e2i.com.sg
Tel:
(65) 6914 7857

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