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Dimension Data helps to develop Singapore ICT talents

Nurdianah Md Nur | April 16, 2013
In line with IDA’s plan, the company launches a new training programme that will benefit 32 infocomm graduates over a two-year period.

Dimension Data, a global ICT solutions and services provider, has rolled out a new training programme, 'Technically Enterprising Associate' (TEA), in Singapore today.

TEA - in line with the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore's (IDA) Company-Led Training Programme for Fresh Professionals (CLT) - aims to equip trainees with required skills to meet the talent demands of Singapore's infocomm industry.

The two-year programme will benefit 32 infocomm (diploma or degree) graduates or junior professionals with less than three years of work experience.

Trainees under TEA will gain hands-on experience by applying their academic knowledge to a real-world setting while working alongside professionals in the industry.

Dimension Data will provide experienced mentors across specialisation tracks that reflect the company's key business focus areas. These include Microsoft Solutions, Cloud Solutions, IT Outsourcing, IT Sales and IT Services.

Trainees will thus learn and implement key technologies such as virtualisation, cloud computing and data centre networking, developing the expertise to fast-track their career in the industry.

Individual training periods will range from nine months to one year. Dimension Data will consider offering trainees with good track records with regular employment opportunities.

"We're delighted to be participating in this [CLT] programme and to help foster the next generation of Singaporean infocomm talent. We strongly support and applaud the IDA's pro-activity in talent development and firmly believe that our Technically Enterprising Associate programme can help increase the available skills pool," said Johan G van Vuuren, director of People & Culture at Dimension Data Asia Pacific.


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