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, “Modern employers require plug and play graduates who could be productive from first day on the job. Our 1+3 work study degree delivers seamless job induction before graduation: with 1 year of intensive skills acquisition bootcamp and 3 years of on-the-job training at the workplace. Our learners are Glocal (Global yet Local) digital talents as they engage in borderless learning and working, alongside international learners and employers, supported by over 20 regional campuses from across Asia.”
On the part of WUP, President Benjamin D. Turgano expressed the deep concern on 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 digitalised 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 and eduCLaaS
Lithan Academy is an accredited training organization endorsed by various government agencies under Singapore’s ministry of education. We are EduTrust certified by the Council for Private Education (CPE) and a Centre for Continuous Education and Training (CET) appointed by SkillsFuture (SSG) Singapore. We are also an accredited international training center for Pearson UK.
eduCLaaS Pte Ltd is Lithan’s international subsidiary hosting our Pan-Asia eduCLaaS platform that connects higher education students, working adults, enterprises, employers, and higher education institutions for digital upskilling, digital career progression, digital transformation, and agile workforce development.
Lithan and eduCLaaS have served over 20,000 learners and 2000 enterprises with our network of over 20 campuses across Asia.
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.