Screenshot of ICC Academy website
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and International Enterprise (IE) Singapore recently launched a new facility, the ICC Academy, to set a new standard for professional education.
The Singapore-based facility will serve as a centre of excellence and thought leadership for the global business community, said ICC. The academy aims to enhance the knowledge and expertise of practitioners from various business sectors, offer continuous learning opportunities, and promote the highest standards of professional competency. ICC added that over 5,000 professionals globally are expected to benefit from the academy annually.
Delivered via a digital platform, the academy will offer courses designed and taught by ICC experts and practitioners. "E-learning initiatives are being adopted as a means of maximising educational budgets as well as expanding the potential breadth of audience, without compromising on the quality or depth of learning," said John Danilovich, Secretary General of ICC. "Provided users have access to the Internet, distance learning means there will be no inequalities with respect to educational potential via the ICC Academy - no matter where an individual is situated."
The academy will start with a faculty in banking and trade finance that will offer about 70 online courses and two global certificates in trade finance. Following that, the ICC Academy will broaden its curricula to include other courses such as international law and anti-corruption. Certifications are said to be recognised by governments and private and multilateral institutions.
"The establishment of the ICC Academy global headquarters in Singapore is a testament to our role as an international trading hub," said Teo Eng Cheong, Chief Executive Officer of IE Singapore. "With a common mandate to promote international trade, IE Singapore and ICC can jointly contribute to growth of expertise and talent for the sector globally."
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