Lithan Academy, an accredited digital skills accelerator from Singapore, has signed an alliance agreement with De La Salle University (DLSU) 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 De La Salle University’s campus, will deliver certification courses in Digital Transformation.
Lithan’s Founder and CEO, Leslie Loh said “Covid-19 outbreak has torn down all barriers for learning and working online. We deliver applied learning CLaaS to develop future-ready talents and enterprises for the post-Covid digital economy. For working adults, we deliver work-based learning for transition into high growth digital career. For enterprises, we deliver integrated training with expert mentoring to support digital transformation. Our Pan-Asia eduCLaaS platform is a connected digital learning and talents eco-systems able to mitigate digital skills gap between emerging and developed economies in Asia at scale. We look forward to DLSU joining our eduCLaaS platform for developing Glocal (Global yet Local) digital talents in Philippines.”
Dr. Robert C. Roleda, Vice Chancellor for Academics, DSLU said, "DSLU is a new-age progressive institution and all our endeavors are focused on offering our learners the best and the most relevant education. We want our students to be globally competitive and always be ahead in the job market or their social enterprises – hence our collaboration with Lithan for CLaaS degrees is a decision aligned with our goal. We have expectations from this applied education collaboration, and I hope to see prolific results in coming 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 De La Salle University
De La Salle University (DLSU) was established in 1911 and positions itself as a leader in molding human resources who serve the church and the nation. DLSU, through its Center for Professional Development in Business (CPDB), envisions itself as a leading resource for continuing education in the country, contributing to building a dynamic and progressive Philippine society - one that is driven by the talent, skills, and creativity of its people and by the innovativeness and responsiveness of its organizations. Through CPDB, DLSU conducts training and consulting activities to help Filipino businesses become robust organizations that could serve as engines of economic growth and development and actively engages professional and industry associations and assists them in enhancing the level of professionalism and integrity of their members.
About De La Salle University – Center for Professional Development in Business
DLSU, through its Center for Professional Development in Business, conducts training and consulting activities to help Filipino businesses become robust organizations that could serve as engines of economic growth and development and actively engages professional and industry associations and assists them in enhancing the level of professionalism and integrity of their members.