SINGAPORE – Additional than 13,000 college students from the Nationwide University of Singapore (NUS) have downloaded a cell application that aims to prepare them for the workforce.
The NUS vocation+ application, which was officially launched on Monday (Jan 25), would make use of artificial intelligence (AI) and major facts to assistance students strategy their schooling and vocation, by keeping track of skills acquired and what competencies job sectors are searching for.
The app, which was jointly designed by NUS and JobTech, a regional tech begin-up that provides career matching solutions, unveiled its beta model in September 2018.
The application, which all 40,000 NUS undergraduates can indication up for, draws up a personalised abilities profile centered on a student’s tutorial history. Learners can pick out career domains of interest, which will crank out a vocation readiness’ development bar.
A limited progress bar suggests the student wants to choose more related modules to near the skills gap. The app will then suggest suitable modules to take.
In a statement on Monday, NUS claimed that even though traditional job portals make suggestions centered on look for tastes, its application analyses thousands and thousands of occupation postings day by day to counsel roles that are probably to be a superior suit for a specified student’s profile.
“This exposes them to a wider variety of career opportunities together with places which they may perhaps not be common with,” stated the university, which is holding its annual vocation fest over 3 times this week ( Jan 25, Jan 27 and Jan 29). This year’s version will be its biggest digital job truthful to day.
To assistance learners adapt to task disruptions, the NUS app also has several features, like a Expertise Long run Index rating, which displays which abilities are possible to be in foreseeable future demand.
In addition, a expertise graph characteristic enables pupils to map out their skillsets visually and identify adjacent techniques that are aligned to current market demand from customers.
Professor Ho Teck Hua, NUS senior deputy president and provost, explained: “Adoption of electronic platforms has accelerated in a structural instead than cyclical way. To thrive in the quick-evolving and at any time-uncertain new economic climate necessitates us to embrace AI-driven equipment this sort of as the NUS occupation+ application that can give our graduates a aggressive edge in their work lookup, whilst enabling students to establish study course modules very best aligned to their occupation passions.”
Welcoming the new app, NUS fourth-year economics major Lee Wei Jie, 26, stated that the personalised data in the app is handy, and will assist learners like him relieve into the world of perform.
“The module recommendation attribute was helpful in highlighting how I might bridge the skills gap, and enhances the occupation readiness indicator that presents me a perception of how organized I am for various job pathways,” he explained.