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Microsoft unveils first Asian Datacenter Academy in Singapore

Low Khah Gek (ITE) and Lee Hui Li (Microsoft) with two students participating in the Work-Study Diploma Program

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In a five-year initiative to empower nearly 300 ITE students with a focus on applied data center skills, Microsoft partners with the local Institute of Technical Education (ITE) and launches Singapore’s first Asian Datacenter Academy (DCA) was established.

DCA is an extension of Microsoft’s pledge to prepare IT students for success in the growing ICT sector, with the goal of upskilling students for technical jobs and preparing them for careers in the digital economy. is.

According to some IDC estimates, Microsoft, its ecosystem of partners, and customers will create over 86,000 new jobs in Singapore by 2026, of which over 50,000 will be skilled IT jobs.

DCA integrates data center skills into ITE’s existing technical and professional development tracks, provides sustainable learning labs for hands-on educational training, and provides mentorship and professional development resources. increase.

Through ITE’s Work Study Diploma Program, Microsoft will offer tuition-financing scholarships to up to 20 ITE students with a future in the data center industry. Upon completion of the academic program, selected scholars will have the opportunity to be interviewed for open data center positions at Microsoft in Singapore.

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