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Deloitte launches new APAC university for employees

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Deloitte has announced the launch of Deloitte University Asia Pacific for its employees.

The launch is part of the firm’s commitment to cultivate leadership skills at every level of the organisation.

Located in Amara Sanctuary in Sentosa, Deloitte University Asia Pacific’s curriculum will be tailored to the region’s business needs while mirroring that of programmes currently delivered in its Universities in USA, France and India.

This is done in order to ensure consistency in curriculum regardless of geography.

The courses are designed to ensure that learning remains an integral part of the workplace and is practically applied in the most effective way.

These will be led by current Deloitte leaders who will share their knowledge and on-the-job experiences in a tailored classroom setting.

At the opening ceremony of the University, Punit Renjen, Deloitte global CEO said: “Our single most important asset is our people and their learning and development is at the heart of our ability to successfully serve our clients.”

“Through Deloitte University, we are investing in the professional leadership industry and technical skills of our practitioners across all levels, enhancing our ability to make an impact that matters for our clients, talent and communities. We are pleased to bring this programme to the Asia Pacific region which we see as a critical engine to the world’s future economic growth,” Renjen added.

The ceremony’s guest of honour, Singapore’s deputy prime minister, Tharman Shanmugaratnam said: “This growing cluster of corporate universities in Singapore is itself an advantage. It brings together global best practices in leadership and talent development from a range of fields, and new strands in curriculum development and delivery.”

He noted that the launch of this campus has come at an opportune time, considering the nature of technology disruption confronting many sectors, including the professional services sector.

“The audit sector is one which can leverage new technologies to develop new capabilities in advanced audit analytics. Technology, such as big data analytics and machine learning, will have significant disruptions and opportunities for this sector,” Shanmugaratnam said.

“There is a huge potential to enrich work, liberate employees to focus on more interesting tasks, and deliver greater value.”

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