Bridging Academia and Industry: AsiaPac Technology’s Impactful Journey with SIM

Published on 02 February 2024

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AsiaPac Technology, a distinguished player in the tech industry, recently participated as a guest panelist at the SIM “Future Beyond Os, As & Poly” event on January 14, 2024. The event served as an insightful platform to delve into the crucial subject of bridging the gap between academic learning and real-world work challenges.

Mr. Madhu Mani, Director of Emerging Technology at AsiaPac Technology, had the honor of representing the organization on the panel alongside esteemed figures like Dr. Lim Kim Ying, Dean of SIM, and Ms. Lim Sze Min, Youth Director of Talent Development Programme at SIM. The panel discussion not only provided valuable information but also sparked engaging conversations regarding the transition from academic education to facing practical challenges in the professional world.

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AsiaPac Technology has been actively involved in fostering this transition, notably through its collaboration with the Singapore Institute of Management Group Limited. In May 2022, AsiaPac initiated the Youth Academy Work Study Train Programme, a groundbreaking initiative for students passionate about the ICT sector. Successful students from SIM University of Wollongong (UOW) degree programs were offered full-time employment at AsiaPac Technology while pursuing their degrees part-time at SIM.

This program goes beyond conventional education, offering students on-the-job training at AsiaPac Technology, coupled with technology product trainings and certifications from an extensive network of partners, including industry giants like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Google, Cisco, and UiPath. Students will be immersed in AsiaPac Technology’s suite of solutions, covering intelligent edge devices, data center modernization, and multi-cloud services for digital transformation.

Over the past 18 months, the program has significantly transformed the careers of participating students, garnering overwhelming success stories and glowing testimonials from the customers they support. This initiative is not just about education; it serves as a launchpad into a thriving IT career, supported by the expertise of AsiaPac Technology.

AsiaPac Technology expresses heartfelt gratitude to SIM for the opportunity to connect and contribute to helping students navigate their educational journeys and explore diverse career pathways. The organization was deeply inspired by the enthusiasm and insightful queries from both students and parents during the event, reaffirming their commitment to innovation and guiding the next generation of tech leaders.

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