Tencent Cloud, the cloud business of global technology company Tencent, and Kydon Group, Asia’s leading digital learning agency headquartered in Singapore, today announced the collaboration to jointly develop and offer cloud computing and other cutting-edge technology courses to learners in Southeast Asia. The first program is expected to be rolled out in Singapore and Indonesia from Q2, 2022 onwards.
With more technologies and capabilities becoming available as services through cloud, this collaboration will help to meet the high demand for tech talents in Singapore and the region. For a start, the joint training curriculum will cover three courses under Tencent Cloud Certification Programs (including Practitioner, Solutions Architect, SysOps courses and more). These online certification programs by Tencent Cloud are designed to provide cloud practitioners with access to insights and knowledge they can use to hone their craft in areas including cloud solutions for game developers, audio and video solutions, Weixin Mini Program, among others.
Krittee Manoleehagul, Vice President of Tencent Cloud International for Southeast Asia, said, “Tencent Cloud is excited to collaborate with Kydon Group to roll out technology courses in Southeast Asia. In this age of global digitalization, we see a spike in demand for internationally recognized tech talents in the cloud field. As a leading cloud service provider, we are committed to nurturing, training and cultivating talents for the industry in this region.”
David Yeo, CEO and Founder of Kydon Group, said, “As digitalization hastens across all industries, the demand for tech talent is not able to keep up with supply. An EdTech company for workforce training and development, Kydon is uniquely positioned to work alongside Tencent Cloud and other technology partners to create a best-in-class curriculum and delivery system that is scalable, sustainable, and adapted to the growing needs of Singapore and the region. We are excited to collaborate with Tencent Cloud to help train and develop both current and the next generation of technology workforce who are invaluable to the economic transformation happening right now.”
Kenneth Siow, Regional Director for Southeast Asia and General Manager for Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, Tencent Cloud International, added, “By joining hands with Kydon, Tencent Cloud is confident that our collaboration will impact the regional technology community in many positive ways. Moving forward, we will also continue our efforts to explore collaboration with more training partners and to support the digitalization journey of enterprises across industries.”
The courses are designed to be taught both online and offline in the classroom experiential learning activities. The online portion will be hosted on Kydon’s online teaching and learning platform, ZilLearn. Classroom sessions are also conducted for test preparation and proctored online examinations will be conducted for qualification certifications which learners can look forward to when they graduate from the program. Tencent Cloud courses will also be part of ZilLearn+, a Singapore SkillsFuture Credit supported online micro-learning subscription plan offering more than 10,000 lessons that helps learners achieve career agility. Learners can also take Tencent Cloud Certification Exams on Kryterion and earn credentials in the forms of digital badges by Credly. These digital badges can be displayed on digital platforms and across all social media communication channels.