Successful start to the first year of the MSc Skills and Workforce Development
16 June 2015
The new MSc in Skills and Workforce Development, based in Singapore, welcomed its first cohort of students in April.
This innovative part-time programme aimed at policy makers, practitioners and researchers in the East Asian region is a leading-edge collaboration between the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University and the Institute for Adult Learning in Singapore (IAL).
The aim of this two-year executive Master's is to develop expertise and enhance professional capacity in the field of employment, skills and workforce development in a changing global context.
The first learning event took place in mid-May at the Institute for Adult Learning in Singapore. The teaching team consisted of Professor Phil Brown, Professor Caroline Lloyd and Dr Dean Stroud from the School of Social Sciences and Emeritus Professor Johnny Sung from IAL.
Caroline Lloyd, Programme Director, reported on the initial success of this new Master's: 'we were extremely pleased with the enthusiasm of our first students. Over the five days of the learning event, we saw a substantial advancement in their learning and their openness to new ideas and perspectives. We are really looking forward to seeing how they progress over the next two years.'
The MSc in Skills and Workforce Development aims to build the next generation of senior policy makers, divisional directors, researchers and other professionals required to meet the skills and workforce challenges of the future. Applications are now open for the next cohort of students starting in April 2016.
You can find out more about the course and application process via the School of Social Sciences website.