Alibaba Cloud, the core of digital technology and intelligence of the Alibaba Group, is joining forces with Asia Pacific College (APC) with the mission to educate and enhance the cloud computing proficiency of teachers and students. This alliance is a significant part of its mission to empower digital talents locally in the Philippines. 💡
An integral part of this collaboration is the creation of a cutting-edge joint innovation lab at the APC campus. This lab aims to act as a dynamic breeding ground, accelerating the creation of inventive industry solutions and facilitating collaboration among students, faculty, and industry professionals.
The partnership with Alibaba Cloud will facilitate APC educators, learners, and even its IT team to augment their cloud proficiency through diverse avant-garde technology workshops, online and offline training, and certification courses. The Alibaba Cloud Academic Empowerment Program (AAEP) will also usher students to local community events to interact and learn from professionals and industry leaders. Alibaba Cloud also plans to conduct dedicated knowledge transfer sessions and hands-on laboratory classes for educators to equip them to lead future training and workshop sessions. 🎓
Through the AAEP, students will receive:
🌍 Local and global internship and competition opportunities
📨 Invites to campus events through Alibaba Cloud’s globally connected network
This will empower them to learn from top-tier professionals. The exposure and experience will aid students and teachers to develop a digital-centric mindset, guiding them toward pursuing a career or higher education in the future.
Alibaba Cloud also plans to bolster APC’s cloud infrastructure with the company’s cloud solutions for data backup, students’ management systems, and an online teaching platform. This will ensure the school’s remote access and the overall online system's efficiency and security. 🔒
"Building a digital future entails being proactive and providing support to people and institutions that will shape the future of digitalization. This also includes investing in students and teachers. We appreciate APC’s initiative and commitment to its learners, educators, and IT team to equip them with the tools and skills they will require not only to survive but to thrive in the digital future. We believe that by providing them with relevant skills and knowledge, more opportunities will be within their reach," shared Allen Guo, country manager for the Philippines, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence.
"Since the onset, we understand that economic growth and progress are heavily dependent on technology. That’s why all our programs and curriculum, including future projects, are deeply rooted in technology. We have been furnishing our educators and students with the right digital tools. The AAEP, which has been incorporated into major universities’ curriculum, will further bolster our programs in place and aid us in cultivating graduates and professionals that will propel digital growth in their chosen fields," expressed Rhea-Luz Valbuena, Executive Director of the School of Computing and Information Technologies (SoCIT) of APC.
Asia Pacific College
Established in 1991, Asia Pacific College is a pioneer in IT education based in Makati. In association with National University, APC is committed to advancing knowledge and educating students in IT, entrepreneurship, engineering, and commerce. As a nonprofit venture by IBM Philippines and SM Foundation, APC takes pride in generating talent serving in the business and industry sectors. 👨🎓👩🎓
The Alibaba Cloud Academic Empowerment Program(AAEP) is an international education program targeting to aid schools
and students to access Alibaba Cloud learning resources and foster future talent in cloud computing, big data, and cloud security domains. The program collaborates directly with accredited universities and other educational institutions to provide resources and tools to educators, students, and researchers. 🎓💻
🏫 About APC
Born in 1991, Asia Pacific College is a joint venture between SM Foundation and IBM Philippines. Asia Pacific College is powered by education and industry professionals as faculty and an evenly distributed curriculum. Its goal is to furnish the business and the information and communications technology industry in the Philippines and the global community with lifelong learning graduates adhering to the principles of integrity and professionalism. 👩🏫🌐