THE pandemic may have wreaked havoc worldwide, but it has also given rise to learning and developing extra skills towards a future shaped by the needs of the times.
According to a recent survey by Mckinsey*, 69% of respondents report an increase in skill-building during the pandemic, suggesting strong demand for education, learning and upskilling. As the world continues to adapt to disruptions and accelerated changes caused by the pandemic, the need for a well-equipped and trained workforce is imperative.
With the current landscape, it is not only important to choose a reputable institution, but also necessary to select one that delivers an industry-centric curriculum, so students can gain industry-relevant knowledge. To be ready for the changing environment, the institute should also impart future-ready skills and interdisciplinary education to provide students with the breadth and width of education choices for cross-learning.
As the oldest not-for-profit professional institute in Singapore, Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) partners with seven globally recognised university partners from the United Kingdom - including Bangor University, Teesside University, University of Sunderland, University of Roehampton, Edinburgh Napier University, Northumbria University and Leeds Beckett University - to deliver a multi-disciplinary curriculum for the region.
Offering more than 70 academic programmes across 10 disciplines from diploma to doctorate levels, the private institute provides an educational pathway for progression and success. Some of the disciplines include business and social sciences (comprising business, media and communications, as well as psychology), engineering and technology (comprising engineering, technology, safety and environmental management), fashion and jewellery design, nursing and many more.
Discover a myriad of options
MDIS will be bringing its Undergraduate Fair 2021 live via Facebook and YouTube. The well-curated one-day programme will feature the Head of Schools from various disciplines who will cover trending topics that are not just relevant, but also pertinent for success.
Some of these topics include ‘Trends reshaping the future of travel amidst Covid-19’, ‘Teaching and learning in the new normal’ and ‘New fashion and jewellery trends’.
For the first time, there will be a special segment featuring MDIS President, Dr Eric Kuan, MDIS Dean, Dr Tham Yieng Wei and Head of the School of Life Sciences, Dr Lisa Ho, as the trio exchange their views on ‘Lifelong learning – is it attainable?’
Besides shedding light on industry trends, there will also be education rebates worth up to SGD 2,500 for applicants and dedicated one-to-one virtual consultations that will help students map out their educational needs and progression path.
Catch the MDIS Undergraduate Fair live on Sept 25 from 10 am to 6 pm, via Facebook and YouTube.
Interested participants can also refer to here for more information on the programmes.