Boston Business School, a well established and reputable training academy in Singapore, has been acquired by Singaporean brothers Lee Seng Chong, 25, and Lee Kian Chong, 28. The school has been rebranded BBS to signify a new direction in curriculum: BBS will offer state-of-the-art, industry-tailored programmes that are designed to train, upskill, or reskill people with digital skills to take on technology roles.
As businesses reengineer their products, service delivery, and processes with technology, they require people with requisite skills to facilitate that change, and to further develop their technology stacks. BBS will train people with the skills they require to fill those roles. For example, product managers, who increasingly use data to make decisions and problem solve to build and launch products that meet the needs of customers; or cybersecurity engineers to help a company to secure its information.
“There’s an urgent requirement for people to learn new skill sets, which is evident given the number of unfilled jobs in the cybersecurity, or ICT sectors, but skills shortages span most industries,” says Mr Lee Seng Chong, Executive Director of BBS. “With BBS, we are working closely with a range of industry partners to develop programmes that are designed to train, upskill, or reskill, people to work in such roles.”
A recent vendor survey found that unless people are trained, the number of unfilled roles could multiply by at least five and half times over the course of the next five years.
BBS will launch their first newly developed programmes later this year, and aim to equip people to work in the cybersecurity sector.