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.
At-risk workforce needing to upskill, e.g., targeted audience like SME workforce.
Displaced workforce needing to reskill, e.g., women or older workforce who lost employment.
Incoming workforce needing to upskill, e.g., unemployed fresh graduates.
Sixty-four hours of adult learning experiences: With a direct link to business outcome, employability and employment.
Andragogical approach: Instead of a pedagogical approach to content design.
Self-directed learning and bite-sized content: Coupled with initial instructional guidance. Bite-sized content understandable by working adults.
AI project management skills integrated throughout the program. Computational thinking, growth mindset, prototyping and more are integrated throughout the program. AI-powered venture building skills enable learners to build projects that create business and societal value.
Three levels of open, flexible learning pathways: Are offered for the current workforce to close the AI skills gap for immediate impact.
Certification: AI Practitioner, Professional and Producer certification tracks.
Program delivery: Through approved and trained partners. Instructor-led or self-paced format in face-to-face or remote settings.
AI project management skills: Integrated throughout the program.
AI professional skills: Including technical skills, programming fundamentals, computer vision, natural language processing and IoT for Industry 4.0 for prototyping AI applications.
AI-powered venture building skills: Enable learners to build business.
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."
"This series of training is recommended for those with a keen interest in AI who want to learn beyond the introductory stages and experience the application of AI. Having gained increased awareness and knowledge on the field of AI through this course, I have subsequently developed resources for teachers."