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Google Android training launched in Singapore

Ross O. Storey | Oct. 28, 2010
Funding support provided by the IDA

SINGAPORE, 28 OCTOBER 2010 - A programme that has provided Google Android training for hundreds of engineers from leading multinational enterprises in India and the US has now been launched in Singapore.

The Embedded Android Development Training Program' is provided by IT services company International SQL Star, in partnership with the Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF).

The programme receives funding from Singapore's Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) which supports up to 80 per cent of the course fees, capped at S$3,000 (US$2,300) per trainee.

International SQL Star works closely with the industry leaders in R&D initiatives, and is also a member of the Open Handset Alliance (OHA) community of Google Android, involving more than 30 technology and mobile companies led by Google.

Electronics and manufacturing interest

International SQL Star regional head - Asia Pacific, CK Narayanan, said there is a lot of interest from the electronics and manufacturing industry.

Developers are keen to try out Android on their current devices and also explore porting Android onto their next product release, said Narayanan. The Android training and mentoring services seem to be popular.

We see a lot of opportunities in aligning with the various government initiatives to support entrepreneur development among the young in new Android product and services development.

Proven IT training record

SiTF executive director Ho Se Mun said the federation is glad to partner with SQL Star, which has a long and proven record in IT training and launched the Android training in Singapore on 14 June 2010.

This has given a new dimension to the activities in SITF especially in taking this niche technology of Android to build the talent pool of young Android developers, Ho said. It encourages students to ideate and innovate to become entrepreneurs.

The SiTF brings together some 400 corporate members from multinational and local companies, assisting members in business development, market intelligence, overseas trade missions, networking and alliances.


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