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Tata Consultancy Services is planning to launch a Digital Acceleration Centre (DAC), supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), that would support Singapore’s businesses in their COVID-19 recovery and future-readiness. Aligned with Singapore’s Smart Nation pillars, the DAC aims to build a robust, future-ready workforce to power the country’s economic recovery from the global pandemic.

As part of this initiative, TCS’ investment will include providing up to 100 traineeship opportunities for local polytechnic and university graduates through Workforce Singapore’s SGUnited Traineeships Programme, to support the DAC. The centre will provide trainees with an immersive, real-world learning experience, as well as the opportunity to work on live projects with TCS’ diverse range of clients.

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The launch of the DAC supplements existing initiatives by TCS in collaboration with the Infocomm Media Development Authority, such as the Company-Led Training program and TechSkills Accelerator Mid-Career Advance, to equip professionals with competencies to excel in the technology industry.

The nine-month Traineeships programme consists of foundational, specialised, and hands-on training courses for intensive skill building through various formats including webinars, assessments, and hackathons. It focuses on nine key aspects of cutting-edge technology: cloud adoption, UI/UX, legacy modernisation, cyber security, DevOps, digital workplace, artificial/ augmented intelligence, Internet of Things, and digital interfaces — critical focus areas for Singapore’s Smart Nation ambitions.

As part of TCS’ ongoing efforts to support Singapore’s national technology agenda, the centre will drive the Smart Nation pillars of Digital Economy, Government and Society through strategic partnerships and initiatives. These initiatives will contribute towards the upskilling and reskilling of Singapore’s workforce and encouraging digital literacy for seniors.

“The launch of the Digital Acceleration Centre in Singapore by TCS will give our university and polytechnic graduates opportunities to build desirable digital skills and enable businesses to adapt to the new operating environment amid the pandemic,” said Chng Kai Fong, Managing Director, EDB.

“The centre is testament to TCS’ continued confidence and commitment in our partnership and to Singapore. We are also especially heartened that TCS is supporting our young graduates with traineeship opportunities during this challenging time and equipping them with skills for the future.”

 

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