Temasek Polytechnic and Cloudera in data science pact

  • Full-time and part-time diploma programmes at its IT school
  • Students can access latest Apache Hadoop curriculum
Temasek Polytechnic and Cloudera in data science pact

TEMASEK Polytechnic and Cloudera said they would work together to cultivate the next generation of data professionals through the Cloudera Academic Partnership (CAP) programme.
Through this programme, students from Temasek Polytechnic’s School of Informatics & IT (IIT) have access to the latest Apache Hadoop curriculum, software and skills training, Cloudera said in a statement.
Temasek Polytechnic has integrated the content provided by Cloudera into both its full-time Diploma in Big Data Management & Governance and the part-time Specialist Diploma in Big Data Management courses.
Available to post-secondary students, Temasek Polytechnic’s full-time programme is the first and only full-time programme dedicated to big data skills, Cloudera said.
The part-time programme also caters to working professionals who are seeking to upskill in this area, it added.
“Temasek Polytechnic is committed to training students with deep skills in managing big data,” said Temasek Polytechnic deputy principal and IIT director Lee-Lim Sok Keow.
“Our partnership with Cloudera in implementing the CAP programme is already helping our students acquire the necessary skills and experience to respond to the needs of industry for skilled professionals,” she added.
Through CAP, Cloudera provides partner institutions with a free, complete, industry-standard Hadoop curriculum that can readily be incorporated into computer science and business analytics courses, the company said.
Teaching staff and students of affiliated institutions also get access to software and discounted training to help accelerate the adoption of the Hadoop platform.
Currently, over 100 academic institutions around the globe are members of CAP, it added.
Besides academic partnerships, Cloudera also recently launched the Cloudera BASE Initiative in Singapore, which Temasek Polytechnic is also a part of.
Through BASE, Cloudera has brought together partner organisations across the private and public sectors to form an ecosystem that will work collaboratively to empower more data professionals in Singapore, the company said.
Temasek Polytechnic and Cloudera in data science pactIn line with Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative, these partnerships mean that workers getting trained on data and analytics skills can better gain access to employment opportunities and contribute to the economy and industry as part of the workforce, while the private sector will gain from having a larger pool of data professionals, it added.
“We are seeing a strong demand for skilled data professionals, especially for workers who are able to deploy and manage big data initiatives on the Hadoop platform,” said Cloudera senior director for Asia Pacific, Daniel Ng (pic).
“Cloudera’s CAP programme provides institutions with the appropriate resources to streamline and accelerate the adoption of Apache Hadoop, as well as help prepare and certify students for the demands of a changing market and increasingly new big data-related roles across industries,” he added.
The CAP program curriculum was developed from the industry-leading training courses and technical certifications offered by Cloudera University, which focuses on Apache Hadoop, its ecosystem and data science.
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