International fintech school to open in Singapore

International fintech school to open in Singapore

Byte Academy has announced the launch of an international campus in Singapore where programs in fintech, data science and python full-stack development will be offered.

As part of Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative, industry-oriented educational technology company, Byte Academy, is helping grow local industry-ready engineers, entrepreneurs and developers through the opening of its first out-of-New York City school for fintech programs.

Standard Chartered Bank, IBM, INSEAD, Thomson Reuters and Microsoft have also come together to form a consortium with Byte Academy to be called the Fintech Skills Charter. Functioning as a pro-bono advisory committee, the group will foster fintech development throughout with specific focus on policies and procedure.

As part of collaboration with Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), Byte will also launch a 12-week courses and individual 8-week courses through its new Singapore facility, with a  focus on fintech software development.

According to Byte Academy founder, Rak Chugh, the value of the different and broad skills of consortium has already shown additional benefits to local fintech. He said:  [This] will help ensure Singaporeans are better-equipped, better matched with the current industry demands with the applicable technical knowledge and skills.”

“Jobs and relevant skills sets are evolving at faster pace than ever; technology is rapidly growing with new innovative solutions being created every day.”

Nobuhiro Ito, director of developer experience & evangelism, Microsoft Singapore, said: “Byte Academy’s presence here in Singapore will help accelerate skills development that will help contribute to a more vibrant fintech ecosystem and build a stronger Singapore core.”

“[It will] enhance the Fintech development, innovation and explore possible cross-border collaboration activities within the Fintech industry.”

Byte Singapore programs will cater to career switchers with programming backgrounds, IT and banking professionals who plan to enter the fintech industry, science technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduates and start-up founders.