Maybank Singapore has launched a certified course on future-ready skills, the first for a Singaporean bank, giving the bank a first-mover advantage in sharpening employees’ capabilities to tackle new challenges in the future economy.
The launch ceremony of Maybank FutureReady Certification Course was held on April 22 at Maybank Tower, where Dr. John Lee, Country CEO and CEO of Maybank Singapore, and Jeanne Liew, Principal and CEO of Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU).
The proprietary curriculum was developed in partnership with NYP and accredited by the Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore (IBF). This course is part of Maybank Group’s S$10 million (US$7.38 million) FutureReady digital upskilling programme for all employees.
The course will be held at NYP where its lecturers will deliver the curriculum. More than 300 Maybank Singapore employees will complete the course in batches over the next two years, constituting over 15% of its workforce.
The first intake of Maybank employees began their lessons in late March, and will take weekly lessons over 10 weeks to complete the course, receiving certification for their newly-honed skills at the end of May.
Since 2018, Maybank has embarked on its FutureReady upskilling programme across the group, introducing a blended learning approach including e-learning, mobile learning, and face-to-face contact training through certification programmes.