Lithan Academy, an accredited digital skills accelerator from Singapore, has signed an alliance agreement with Asia Pacific College (APC) 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 experts mentoring from industry practitioners.
Under the partnership, Lithan at APC’s campus will deliver Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs in Digital Business.
Lithan’s Founder and CEO, Leslie Loh, said, “As businesses and workplaces have seen total disruption by digital technologies in last two decades, if we don’t evolve our skills and working methodology, we will lag behind in the global stage. CLaaS is Asia’s answer to the growing demand for new digital skills set. CLaaS empowers learners with its advanced learning pedagogy and a work-to-learn philosophy. We welcome APC Philippines onboard the Pan-Asia CLaaS Alliances and we believe that in few years the institute will produce a global-ready pool of talent with top-notch skills set for the digitalized economy.”
Ma. Teresita Medado, President of Asia Pacific College said, "APC has always been a technology institute that believes in forwarding and implementing the most advanced technologies in all aspects of its operations. We want to offer our students the kind of education that prepares them for the world that has changed. Our collaboration with Lithan for CLaaS degrees is a move in this direction, we hope to see good results in a few 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 Asia Pacific College
Asia Pacific College (APC) was established in 1991, the product of the educational collaboration of IBM Philippines and SM Foundation - two prominent and highly successful privately-owned corporations. Asia Pacific College, empowered by education and industry professionals as faculty and a balanced curriculum, aims to provide business and the information and communications technology industry in the Philippines and in the global community lifelong learning graduates who are anchored on the principles of integrity and professionalism.