PWC partners with Lithan for digital learning opportunities
PWC of Davao officially sealed the partnership with Singapore-based digital skills academy Lithan through the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) Signing Ceremony last May 5, 2021 via ZOOM.
Working to transform education for the new digital environment, Lithan’s innovative undertaking is driven to support the future of learning through CLaaS – Competency Learning as Service platform. It adopts a work-based learning pedagogy, utilizes advanced educational technology, and cultivates workplace skills to enhance individual career outcomes and enterprise performance.
Having served over 30, 000 learners and 2,000 enterprises across Asia, the CLaaS platform connects higher education students and institutions, working adults, industry experts, tech vendors, enterprises, and employers for delivering total training and talent solutions aimed to mitigate digital skills gap between emerging and developed economies.
PWC of Davao Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer Prof. Vicente Antonio V. Pijano III and Lithan Chief Executive Officer Leslie Loh inked the MOA on behalf of their respective organizations.
“At Lithan, we wanted learning to better connect education and the workplace, lead to career induction, and deliver competency required in the digital economy,” shared Mr. Loh, “I’m actually excited to have the opportunity to work with PWC. We look forward to an exciting journey so that we can incubate what we call global yet local talent that could be deployed across Asia. And if we do that well we believe that we would bridge rising inequality in the post-pandemic digital economy.”
Chancellor Pijano similarly expressed his enthusiasm towards the partnership between the two dynamic, industry-responsive organizations. ”Today, we create a partnership of equals: Singapore’s tech savvy training programs and the Filipino’s creativity and resourcefulness—admirable traits that would forge a great future, “said Chancellor Pijano, “Most importantly, benefiting from this are the learners who will be equipped with knowledge, skills and appropriate attitude to face the new normal.”
Also present to witness the MOA signing was the Lithan Team comprised of Managing Director Joel Chow, Director of Learning Management Srikanth Godhavari Raman, COO Krishnamoorthy Ramoo, Country Manager Sam Medina, Associate Director Timothy Tay Huey En, Digital Business Developer Bobby Trazel Tan, and Myanmar Country Manager Paxton Chian.
On the other hand, PWC was represented by ICT Program Consultant Edwin Marañon, Conrado L. Benitez II Center for Career and Professional Development (CLBII CPCD) Head Dr. James Michael I. Salvador, Center for Innovation and Social Ventures Head Emi L. Englis, Institutional Planning, Development and Quality Assurance Officer Dr. Reynald A. Japay and Information Technology Program Chair and ICT Director Mr. Nepthaly Talavera.
Under the CLBII CPCD, the programs curated with Lithan shall be developed hand-in-hand with PWC’s Digital Learning Commons and OxyGen Approach for distance education.