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Manipal GlobalNxt University to incubate Glocal (Global Yet Local) Digital Talents with eduCLaaS


Manipal GlobalNxt University (MGNU), Malaysia, signed a memorandum of agreement with eduCLaaS Pte Ltd, the international subsidiary of Lithan Academy from Singapore on the 10th of June 2021 to jointly offer CLaaS® digital skills acceleration programs across Asia.


CLaaS® delivers Competency Learning as a Service to support digital upskilling for higher education students, working adults, and enterprises in the digital economy. Lifelong Learning CLaaS®, augmented by integrated job placement delivers seamless career induction or transition for high-growth future jobs in the digital economy. It comprises of over 20 qualifications, each including 4-6 modules with 3-6 months’ duration, for delivering job-specific digital skills and competencies.


Under the partnership, eduCLaaS at MGNU’s campus will deliver professional skill certification programs in business and IT domains, where the learners are fast paced toward a high-growth career and prepared for the tech-disrupted economy.


Mr. Bharath Vasudevan, Director, Edunxt Global SDN BHD, stated that “Manipal GlobalNxt University is pleased to partner Lithan Academy in offering courses of relevance to prepare the current workforce for jobs of the future.”


Dr. Chinmoy Sahu, Vice-Chancellor, Manipal GlobalNxt University, had this to say on the occasion, “This collaboration marks a significant milestone in the University’s journey which commenced two decades ago. Over the years we have led innovation in online learning pedagogy that has established an assuring credibility for all our stakeholders to benefit from.”


eduCLaaS’s Founder and CEO, Leslie Loh said “Modern employers require plug-and-play candidates who can be productive from day one. Our skills certificate programs in business and IT skills develop job-ready professionals for the digitally disrupted economy. Our learners go through intensive bootcamp and are mentored personally while eduCLaaS’s curriculum is future-ready and vetted by industry leaders. The learners are Glocal (Global yet Local) digital talents as they engage in border-less learning and working alongside international learners and employers, supported by over 50 regional campuses from across Asia.”


He further added, “We welcome MGNU Malaysia joining our Pan-Asia eduCLaaS platform for incubating Glocal (Global yet Local) digital talents ready for growth in the post-Covid digital economy.”


About Lithan and eduCLaaS


Lithan Academy is an accredited training organization endorsed by various government agencies under Singapore’s ministry of education.  We are EduTrust certified by the Council for Private Education (CPE) and a Committee for Continuous Education and Training (CET) appointed by SkillsFuture (SSG) Singapore. We are also an accredited international training center for Pearson UK.


eduCLaaS Pte Ltd is Lithan’s international subsidiary hosting our Pan-Asia eduCLaaS platform that connects higher education students, working adults, enterprises, employers, and higher education institutions for digital upskilling, digital career progression, digital transformation, and agile workforce development.


Lithan and eduCLaaS have served over 30,000 learners and 2000 enterprises with our network of over 50 campuses across Asia.


About Manipal GlobalNxt University


Originally established as U21Global in Singapore in 2001, Manipal Globalnxt University is duly registered with the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia, as a private university since 2012. Leveraging cutting-edge learning technologies, the university has been offering anytime-anywhere learning opportunities to adult learners from 72+ countries with its unique social learning pedagogy. The University is a part of the Manipal Education and Medical Group (MEMG) which is a leading provider of education, research, and healthcare. The group operates universities and medical colleges in Antigua, Dubai, Malaysia, and Nepal.

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