Bank of Singapore embarks on transformative learning journey

Some 2,000 employees will have access to online courses in areas like data science and investment management.

The Bank of Singapore, the private banking arm of OCBC Bank, has partnered with online learning tool Coursera to equip 2,000 employees with specialised skills in the areas of investment management, personal development, data science, cybersecurity, and leadership.

Employees, of whom 500 are based in Dubai, Hong Kong, and Manila, will have access to courses in these respective domains via the Coursera for Business platform.

The courses are provided by universities such as Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Macquarie University, University of Washington, University of London, and Duke University.

Stephenie Teo, Head of Learning and Development - ‎Bank of Singapore, said: “Employees are increasingly looking to take more ownership of their learning and development. This tie-up with Coursera would allow our employees, including those based in overseas markets, to choose courses which they find most relevant to them personally and professionally. This would make their learning journey more productive and meaningful.

“We are providing a viable alternative to the traditional format of training, where employees sit down for hours in a classroom to attend a course. Now, our employees can get real-time access to the training material any time they want.”

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