Wesleyan University Philippines partners with Lithan SG for global readiness

CLaaS® delivers work-ready skills with an intensive 12-month bootcamp, after which they will work full-time as apprentices.

Online PR News – 11-January-2021 – Singapore – Wesleyan University Philippines (WUP) has signed an alliance with Lithan Academy, an accredited digital skills accelerator based in Singapore, to jointly offer the latter’s applied degree programs to develop global-ready digital talents needed in a fast-growing digital economy.

At the virtual MOA signing on December 1, 2020, Lithan’s Founder and CEO, Leslie Loh, said, “We envision the development of a Pan-Asia CLaaS® Alliance Network able to mitigate uneven demand and supply of digital skills & talents across Asia. We welcome Wesleyan University to join our expanding portfolio of university alliances across Asia to offer a borderless applied learning journey for developing global yet local digital talents to stay competitive in the new post-covid economy.”

On the part of WUP, President Benjamin D. Turgano expressed deep concern over the mismatch between the output of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the Philippines and the industry requirements. He said: “This challenge has been further exacerbated by the pandemic which forced us to pursue a more aggressive preparation for the needs of a society driven by the fourth industrial revolution. This is why this partnership with Lithan is so timely, as the applied degree programs would capacitate our students to be global-ready and competitive in a highly digitalized world.”

Lithan’s innovation to support these emerging learning needs is CLaaS® - Competency Learning as a Service. It adopts competency-based curriculums with work-based applied learning pedagogy to deliver knowledge acquisition in the classroom and on-the-job skills mastery at the workplace using real-world projects. CLaaS® is delivered in blended learning mode with experts mentoring from industry practitioners.

About Lithan Academy

Lithan Academy is a lifelong learning and talents platform connecting students, professionals, and enterprises to applied learning degrees, on-demand personalized training and talent placement. Lithan is Edutrust certified and an accredited Centre for Continuous Education and Training (CET) by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), a government body under Singapore’s Ministry of Education. The academy is recognized for its learning innovations with awards including the Microsoft Global Learning Partner of the Year Award, Asia’s Pearson’s College of the Year Award, and IAL’s (Institute for Adult Learning Singapore) innovPLUS Flame Awards.

About Wesleyan University Philippines

Wesleyan University Philippines (WUP) is a faith-based Higher Education Institution (HEI). It enjoys the status of an autonomous university under the laws of the Republic of the Philippines and it has over 10,000 students in its two campuses in Nueva Ecija and the Province of Aurora. The university’s mission is to provide its brand of quality education imbued with Wesleyan spirituality. Its priorities are its strong advocacy for the care of the environment; commitment to uphold and defend liberal arts education; and a determination to digitally prepare the university to navigate its directions in the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. WUP is among the 17 institutions awarded with Institutional Accredited Status in 2014 by the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines.