Singapore’s New AI Training Programme

AI for good

The Institute of Technical Education (ITE) College Central will establish its first AI training center, which will be equipped with a supercomputing platform for the creation of AI applications, as part of a partnership with a tech business. Nearly 400 ITE students will be taught how to utilize and integrate artificial intelligence technologies. Students will collaborate with businesses to develop AI solutions that meet their needs. “A suite of AI capabilities” will be available to ITE students as a result of this.


Students will learn computer vision, pattern recognition, and data analytics abilities, as well as how to assist AI applications such as predictive maintenance, industrial inspection, and video analytics. They will be well-versed in the implementation of AI systems, which are critical to Singapore’s ambition of changing its economy through technology by 2030. Minister of Education Chan Chun Sing


In the next three years, the agreement is expected to assist up to 2,000 students. These students will help satisfy the growing demand for qualified individuals who can use AI systems as part of the AI Workforce Readiness Program. To realize Singapore’s national AI policy, which “cannot be completed by a single pipeline of university graduates,” a diverse range of skill sets and job types are required.

These positions range from “tech-heavy roles” that focus on more complicated activities and innovation to jobs that leverage AI, such as digital marketing executives, which require skills like data analytics. To install and integrate AI systems, a growing number of employment categories are necessary. Business analysts, AI translators, user experience designers, quality assurance managers, and marketing analysts are just a few examples.

Students in the program can benefit ITE’s local industry partners in fields like engineering, logistics, retail, and manufacturing, all of which are primed for AI adoption. By the first quarter of this year, ITE will open its first AI training facility, which will be outfitted with the tech company’s supercomputing platform. The computing platform will make it easier to design, deploy, and improve AI models for new technologies like driverless cars and cyber security.

The institute hopes to assist more than 4,500 organizations that give internships to ITE students, as well as another 450 companies that hire ITE trainees, in gaining access to AI-enabled solutions through the company’s network of local start-ups. Students will be involved in the development process and will be able to apply their AI skills in a real-world setting, while employees at these organizations will be trained to manage these AI applications.

Students at Temasek Polytechnic are using Virtual Reality (VR) technology to go on virtual field trips. Aspiring aerospace engineers can practice their hands-on skills by interacting with simulated plane engines. The pandemic has pushed polytechnics to come up with innovative approaches to teach practical skills. They’ve reacted by embracing new digital tools for immersive learning, such as virtual reality (VR) to provide aerospace engineering students hands-on experience.

Students can use virtual reality to go on virtual field trips and get up and personal with training equipment. Students in aeronautical engineering, for example, can utilize the technology to maintain aircraft landing gear and fuel systems. They also use virtual reality to learn how to start an engine from the ground up. Students that require expensive or unavailable training equipment may benefit from the tool.

The pandemic is not deterring educational institutions from acquiring practical skills. Students can get up close and personal with training equipment thanks to virtual reality, while instructors learn how to advise students in real-time using data analytics.