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Lithan Hall Academy achieves WDA CET Centre status

Singapore, November 22, 2013 – Lithan Hall Academy, a 4-year Edutrust certified PEI, has achieved the distinction of being recognized as a WDA National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF) Continuous Education and Training Centre (CETC) from 1st November 2013. CETCs are appointed by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) to offer a comprehensive array of Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) courses as well as career services, such as employment advisory and placement. CETCs undergo a rigorous accreditation and Continuous Improvement Review process to ensure that the high standards and quality of training are maintained. Lithan Hall Academy provides Cooperative Education programmes for High-demand professional communities. We offer courses that provide Competency-based Education, Experiential Learning, and Career Transition Support.

Lithan Hall Academy provides several programmes in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Business Intelligence, Systems Management, and Technopreneurship that are mapped to the NICF. Students, who successfully finish any of these NICF programmes, acquire the practical skills and competencies needed by employers in the infocomm industry. Our courses also immerse students into real-life work scenarios so they can practice what they have learned. This is done through the use of industry leading tools during training, 6-month corporate internship assignments, and a Capstone Project, which aims to provide the opportunity to show what students have learned in class by applying it to real-world scenarios. Finally, Lithan Hall Academy's career services guides and mentors our students so they can do well during interviews. We do our best so our graduates are matched to the right employer and vice versa.

"Becoming a recognized CETC by WDA is a milestone for Lithan Hall Academy." says Raja Chowdury, Lithan Hall Academy's Academic Head. Over the last 19 months, over 1,000 Singaporeans and Permanent Residents have taken advantage of the NICF courses we offer in order to shift to high value job roles. The employment rate of our graduates is 95%. Also, 98% of our graduates have been retained by their employers for more than 6 months. Overall, graduates gained a 20-25% increase in base pay after they have undergone our training."

About NICF

The National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF) is part of the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) system and it was developed as a joint effort by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA), the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and strategic stakeholders in the Infocomm industry.

The NICF articulates the competency requirements of key infocomm professionals as a manpower planning tool that details the competency requirements of key infocomm job roles and assists in the skills development and career progression of infocomm professionals.

About Lithan Hall Academy

Lithan Hall Academy (www.lithanhall.com), a subsidiary of Lithan Education, is a leading cooperative education provider for high-demand professional communities in Asia. Our mission is to provide Cooperative Education programs to our customers through delivery of Competency-based Education, Work-integrated Experiential Learning and Career Transition Support that sustain their lifelong career growth and development.

Lithan Hall Academy has received a 4-year Edutrust certification from the Council for Private Education (CPE) of Singapore. We are also a recognized WDA CET Centre and a programme partner of Victoria University, Australia.

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