2019 has truly been an interesting and fun-filled year for Gen Infiniti Academy! Thanks to your support, we've grown so much this year. Here are some incredible things that have happened in 2019!
Learner Achievements and Engagement
At the start of the year, we were just finding our footing as a course provider. Our courses were newly launched - the Unity Certified Associate course launched in late Oct 2018, while the Wiley Certified Data Analyst course launched in Dec 2018 - and we had less than 100 students.
We currently have more than 700 students and graduates in both courses.
At our very first Graduation Ceremony, which was graced by Professor Yaacob Ibrahim, we celebrated our students' achievements; for instance, top scorers in our Unity Certified Associate course were awarded prizes.
Throughout the year, we also had different initiatives for our learners, mainly:
For Unity Certified Associates:
- Opportunities to showcase their games on our website (this is open to all future students as well!)
- Mentorship programme to create and monetise their own games
For Wiley Certified Data Analysts:
- Regular Challenge Questions, where students can win prizes if they answer questions correctly
- Capstone projects for students to practise their data analytics skills
- Opportunities to work with and for our corporate partners (when available)
Collaborations with our Valued Partners
Earlier this year, we celebrated the partnership between Gen Infiniti Academy and our partners: Alibaba Cloud, Unity Technologies, and WILEY. Specifically, we signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Alibaba Cloud and WILEY.
We also sponsored the SUTD's Data Analytics Track Award for their top Information Systems Technology and Design student in 2019.
Raising Awareness for Tech Skills
We focused on 2 aspects: Corporate and Public.
On the corporate side, we planned workshops to introduce data analytics and its benefits to the company and/or department. In 2019 alone, we held workshops for more than 1,000 corporate participants from:
For the public, we planned 2 types of outreach events for data analytics and game development: workshops and booths. In 2019, we conducted 26 workshops for more than 1,000 attendees. These focused on data analytics and its benefits to different industries, or game development and how you can make and monetise your own game. To ensure maximum outreach, we also collaborated with the National Library Board and SAFRA for some of these workshops.
These were held in conjunction with booths, including but not limited to:
2. SkillsFuture Festival @ Keat Hong and Young Makers' Fiesta with SkillsFuture Singapore
3. ILLUMINATE 2019 by SMCCI
4. ABC & Multipliers Summit 2019 by ITE College West
5. JUMP! @ Jurong Point Career Fair with Mendaki Sense (MSense)
Expansion of Venues
Thanks to your support, we expanded from 1 venue in 2018 to 5 by Dec 2019, specifically: Jurong (our original venue), Bukit Batok, Clementi, Dhoby Ghaut and MacPherson.
The great success and fun we had were all thanks to your support, and we sincerely thank you for an amazing 2019. Let's have another great 2020 together!
With lots of love,
The Gen Infiniti Academy team
Written by: Chloe Thio (Gen Infiniti Academy)