General Assembly launches digital careers festival in Singapore
By Digital News Asia January 5, 2018
- Festival will run for a month from Jan 15 to Feb 11, 2018
- Focus on UX design, web development, digital marketing, data, and product management
GENERAL Assembly, a pioneer in education and career transformation and specialising in today’s most in-demand tech skills, is launching its first Digital Careers Festival in Singapore.
From Jan 15 to Feb 11, 2018, General Assembly will collaborate with several partners including SGInnovate, NTUC U startup and Female Founders to offer a series of workshops and events held at the General Assembly Singapore campus and co-working spaces around Singapore.
In line with Singapore’s plans to expand its information and communications technology (ICT) sector in 2018, the month-long learning event will focus on UX design, web development, digital marketing, data, and product management – topics that have been identified by General Assembly as being both the most popular among students and in-demand from employers.
“General Assembly is committed to enabling people - those new to the workforce and seasoned professionals - to pursue their passions and continue to stay relevant as the world becomes increasingly digital,” said Aziza Sheerin, regional director for General Assembly Singapore.
“The Digital Careers Festival will help individuals develop the skills required to better navigate their career paths in the new year and beyond. The festival is an ideal resource for anyone looking to increase their employment opportunities.”
The Digital Careers Festival features four categories to guide attendees towards the learning opportunities best suited for them. The festival will kick off with Tech Week, followed by Data Week, Design Week, and Career Week.
Each week will feature a mixture of free events and paid workshops. In addition to General Assembly’s instructors, industry professionals from companies including Google, Garena, Paypal, RedMart, Uber and LinkedIn will lead sessions to demonstrate the expertise required to join the booming tech industry across all sectors.
Presenters from startups like Carousell, ReferralCandy and Shopee will also share insights into their businesses and roles, and highlight the tech skills needed to be successful in the various fields.
“Today, there are about 18,000 unfilled tech jobs in Singapore, and that number will continue to grow,” said Sheerin. “The opportunities in the ICT sector are open to everyone, not just those with existing tech skills. We want to show Singaporeans that the tech sector needs people with all sorts of diverse experiences and backgrounds.
“At the Digital Careers Festival, attendees will be exposed to the different functions that make up the tech industry and we look forward to inspiring more people to pursue opportunities in tech.”
The Digital Careers Festival will take place from Jan 15 to Feb 11, 2018. For more information, visit https://digitalcareersfestival.splashthat.com
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