Indonesian University UKDC to develop a pool of global-ready digital talents with CLaaS®

We want our students to be globally competitive and our collaboration with Lithan for CLaaS degrees is a decision aligned with our goal - Edwin Alexander, UKDC.

Online PR News – 12-January-2021 – Singapore – Lithan Academy, an accredited digital skills accelerator from Singapore, has signed an alliance agreement with Universitas Katolik Darma Cendika (UKDC) to jointly offer its applied degree CLaaS® to collaboratively develop global-ready digital talents for achieving growth in the digital economy.

The unprecedented pace of digital transformation has resulted in critical skills gaps that businesses are struggling to fill. Such skill mismatches and skill churn have increased the need for rapid and continuous digital upskilling throughout a person’s career.

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 expert mentoring from industry practitioners.

Lithan’s Founder and CEO, Leslie Loh says, “Digital skills will be the most valuable career currency from now onwards, we have seen a glimpse of this during the Covid-19 pandemic. CLaaS® is Lithan’s innovative endeavour in education where there’s impetus on digital skills and the curriculum is delivered in an effective work-to-learn applied learning methodology. We welcome UKDC into the Pan-Asia CLaaS Alliance and hope that the university and enrolling students have a bright future.”

Mr. Edwin Alexander, Head of Program Study of Information Science, says, “UKDC is a modern progressive institution and we don’t leave any stone unturned in offering our learners the best and the most relevant education. We want our students to be globally competitive and always be ahead in the job market or their social enterprises – hence our collaboration with Lithan for CLaaS degrees is a decision aligned with our goal. We have expectations from this applied education collaboration, and I hope to see prolific results in coming years.”.

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 Universitas Katolik Darma Cendika (UKDC)

Universitas Katolik Darma Cendika (UKDC) was established on September 1, 1986. On 7 November 1984 a group of Catholic Scholars and Scholars in Surabaya established the Darma Cendika Foundation, based in Surabaya. This foundation is engaged in 3 (three) fields of activity, namely: Education, Health and Social Field. These are aimed at "Helping the Government" to enhance the intelligence and welfare of the people and the Indonesian nation in the broadest sense. UKDC is committed to integrating teaching and research to improve the welfare of the Indonesian people and its vision is to become a higher education institution that has the best reputation in Indonesia by 2035.