Software company Qlik announced today that Temasek Polytechnic (TP) is the latest institution to join the Qlik Academic Programme, which offers free QlikView licenses, training and resources to colleges and universities worldwide.
According to its media statement, the purpose behind Qlik’s programme is to provide support for Singapore tertiary institutions by helping to train the students and preparing them for today’s data-driven workforce.
At TP’s School of Informatics and IT, over 300 students pursuing Diploma in Business Intelligence & Analytics, Specialist Diploma in Business Analytics, and Diploma in Financial Business Informations are currently using the QlikView Business Discovery platform as part of their curriculum.
This software enables them to consolidate, search, and visually analyse data easily and quickly, as well as connect theory to practical applications. This gives them an advantage in the working world in the future, as it helps hone their analytical skills and solutions to make better and faster decisions, the vendor said in the statement.
Oh Chin Lock, Deputy Director of the School of Informatics and IT of TP said: “Through the partnership with Qlik, Temasek Polytechnic’s academic staff and students are able to gain access to a full-featured solution that not only teaches but also allows students to apply Business Intelligence concepts and techniques.”
“Qlik has provided a very good platform for students to build functional dashboards that can be used for data analysis and discussions in class. We are very happy with the partnership and look forward to the competencies that can be built through this collaboration,” he added.
Terry Smagh, Vice President of Qlik Southeast North Asia, feels that the innovative pool of infocomm and media (ICM) professionals in Singapore are poised to drive the economy to greater heights.
“In order to achieve that, Singapore needs to build up and maintain a pipeline of ICM talent,” he said. “The exposure students get from learning with a platform like QlikView will ensure the right skill sets are developed – for example, the ability to consolidate large, disparate data sets and present data in a simple, yet powerful interface, as well as the ability to ask questions they never even thought of asking.”
Besides Temasek Polytechnic, academic institutions such as National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University are also using the QlikView Business Discovery platform in their curriculum.
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