AI for Current Workforce
Enable and augment existing workforce capacity with AI skills for work and life impact.
Why AI for Current Workforce?
As per Gartner, 70% of the current workforce has yet to acquire the skills for their current jobs, and 80% of the current workforce doesn’t have the skills for their current and future roles. Limited AI expertise or knowledge is identified as the biggest barrier to AI adoption by 39% of business leaders as per Morning Consult’s IBM Global AI Index 2021.
- Gain AI technical confidence: Demystify AI and equip the workforce with the technical confidence to learn and apply AI skills independently.
- Prototype AI solutions: Co-create AI solution prototypes using low / no-code tools.
- Deliver business and life impact using AI: Identify opportunities and define and develop AI projects that create business impact.
QSS Safety Products (S) Pte Ltd, a leader in safety solutions in Asia, upskills employees on AI
QSS provides safety solutions for the workplace and household with a comprehensive range of protective equipment that conforms to major quality standards. Based in Singapore, QSS believes that everyone should put safety first in their lives, whether at work or home. QSS recognizes that AI technology can play a significant role in enhancing safety. Hence, it regularly upskills its employees through AI Certification of Competency (CoC) courses run by the Institute of Technical Education (ITE). ITE is a Singapore government vocational institution, a principal provider of career and technical education that prepares Singapore for the future economy. ITE has developed and rolled out AI CoCs for the workforce from public enterprises and small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs). They developed these courses after training by Intel in the AI for Current Workforce program. After undergoing the program, QSS employees with ITE students have done an innovative proof of concept project. The project uses a video camera that identifies personal protective equipment on workers through a Machine Deep Learning algorithm. They are upgrading their safety processes using Intel® Neural Compute Stick 2 and Intel® OpenVINO™ to gain more business productivity and operational efficiencies.
Science Centre Singapore proactively upskills its STEM educator workforce on AI skills
The Science Centre Singapore is a scientific institution specializing in promoting scientific and technological education for the general public. The institution recognized the need to upskill its educators who run various public education programs. They signed up for AI Certification of Competency courses run by the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), a Singapore government vocational institution and a principal provider of career and technical education. Intel trained ITE on AI for Current Workforce program. ITE then rolled out AI upskilling programs for the workforce from public enterprises and small-to-medium enterprises.
Mother-daughter duo of Good family in U.S. study Artificial Intelligence together
Years ago, Isela Good (Penny) met her husband while she was working in Arizona. When the young couple started a family, Penny decided to stay home. Now the Goods have nine children, and Penny has begun thinking about ways to re-enter the workforce. One day, Penny heard about Maricopa County Community College District AI Associate degree program with Intel. This program seemed like a perfect opportunity for Penny to reskill while preparing her youngest child to enter kindergarten. This program was also a chance for one of the Good daughters, Stacy, to learn a new skill to enter the workforce for the first time. Together, Penny and Stacy enrolled in the new AI program. "Thanks to my parents, I've always been interested in computers," Stacy said. Now, she's learning about AI, Machine Learning, and innovative ways to implement them in the real world. She even did a presentation on how to use AI to detect eye disease. Penny said, "I get to learn something new with my daughter every day, and, as a mother, that's an incredible feeling. I would recommend this program for any families looking to share in a new experience and learn about technology together."