Qlik, ITE to set up social media and data analytics lab in Singapore

Qlik has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), Singapore to provide support and expertise in setting up a Social Media and Data Analytics Lab at ITE College West, in a bid to accelerate staff and student capabilities in these emerging technologies.

With the MoU, ITE will work with Qlik to infuse its Digitalisation and Data Analytics-related educational software into ITE’s curricula while Qlik will provide complimentary software and access to Qlik Continuous Classroom enablement platform to ITE.

The software will be used to conduct training and demonstration at the Social Media and Data Analytics Lab at ITE College West, for ITE students and adult learners under the Continuing Education and Training program.

Besides sharing expertise, ITE and Qlik will also jointly explore industry project opportunities that would complement the learning of Data Analytics for students and result in productivity improvements for these industry partners. Qlik will help develop ITE staff and student capabilities in new or emerging technology through training and industry projects.

Qlik will also provide training to ITE staff and equip them with the technical know-how to teach and use the Qlik software. With the training, ITE staff can also consider leveraging on Qlik’s clientele information to develop case studies or scenarios for use in industry projects and classroom learning, subject to Qlik’s and its clients’ confidentiality agreements.

“We are delighted to partner leaders in industry to help our students and staff keep abreast of the latest industry developments and trends. This collaboration with Qlik in Singapore will open up new learning opportunities for staff and students in applications of data and visual analytics in our business courses. Data analytics skills will enable our students to work and contribute effectively in the digital workplace,” said Ms Low Khah Gek, CEO, ITE.

“As workplaces of the future become more data-driven, data literacy or the ability to utilise analytics tools to read and understand data, will become an important and common business skill for any member of staff within the organization. With this partnership, we believe there is an opportunity to create a meaningful impact for the student community by empowering them to be more data literate. This will build and support tomorrow’s digitally enabled and data-driven workforce,” said Julian Quinn, VP, APAC, Qlik.