Republic Polytechnic Launches AI Innovation and Training Program

Republic Polytechnic (RP) has announced the launch of a new eight-month program to train professionals in applied AI skillsets to meet growing AI demand. The full-time course is launched in collaboration with Nvidia and is supported by SkillsFuture Singapore.

The “Joint RP-Nvidia AI Innovation and Training Programme” is open for those with a relevant polytechnic diploma or bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute. Classes will be conducted by RP’s School of Infocomm at the polytechnic's satellite campus at the Lifelong Learning Institute in Paya Lebar.

Participants can expect to access AI resources and use Nvidia GPUs to develop AI applications for their coursework and industry attachment projects. It will also feature coaching and mentorship as well as guest talks and seminars from AI industry experts.

RP says graduates of the program can look forward to embarking on engineering careers in AI, machine learning, or AI research. The inaugural run will commence in October 2021.

“AI is fast becoming an increasingly important enabling tool across a wide range of industry sectors, including transport and logistics, smart cities and integrated building systems, healthcare, education, and security,” said Ashley Chua, senior director of Industry Services & SkillsFuture, Republic Polytechnic.

“Our collaboration with NVIDIA, a pioneer in accelerated computing, will allow participants of the Joint Applied Artificial Intelligence Innovation and Training programme to acquire AI capabilities and skills that are in demand across industries.”

“AI is transforming industries and the way people work. It will become an important skill to have for the future workforce. Our collaboration with Republic Polytechnic will help develop a bigger pool of AI talents for Singapore, making them ready and relevant for a future AI-powered economy,” said Dennis Ang, managing director of Nvidia South Asia.

Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents participants who qualify will receive subsidy support for the course fee as well as a stipend of SGD1,500 (USD1,100) per month under the under SkillsFuture Singapore SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme.

There will be three runs of the course, with an intake of 30 participants for each edition.  Further details are available here.

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