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ITE signs MOU with OutSystems to Launch New Solutioning Centre, Harnessing the Power of Low-Code Software Development
March 28, 2022 News


OutSystems, a pioneer and leader in the low-code application development market, recently  announced a partnership with the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) to launch a new Solutioning Centre at ITE College East. The Centre will leverage the OutSystems low-code platform to empower and train ITE students to build agile applications and stay future-ready for the new age of application development. The signing of this Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was attended by Mr Tan Kiat How, Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information & Ministry of National Development.

As part of the MOU, OutSystems will focus on training ITE students and ITE lecturers in low-code software development. All learners will be equipped with the skills to create, deploy, manage and enhance innovative applications. The courses are targeted at addressing shortages in digital talent by training the future generation of workers in:

Boosting Manpower Capability by Enhancing Teaching and Learning

OutSystems will provide ITE students with comprehensive training, certifications and learning materials to support the development of new applications, enabling students to quickly build applications with modern user interfaces, integrations and data. Utilising OutSystems’ low-code platform education license, the curriculum will cover areas such as Agile Web Development and Native Mobile Applications to further enhance employability, resilience and future readiness of ITE students. The education programme will be complemented by the establishment of Solutioning Centre, where students will be offered the chance to work on projects and develop prototypes of their ideas with partners and customers of both OutSystems and ITE. Since the beginning of the year, ITE students and staff have worked with OutSystems to develop three applications for the healthcare domain. They include predicting a user’s heart disease risk using AI and IoT-device integrated dashboard for home recovery patients.

Provide Opportunities to Solve Real-world Problems

OutSystems will work with partners and customers to offer internship opportunities for students across a wide range of sectors. The company will also seek to organise competitions and events, like hackathons, for ITE students to collaboratively identify and develop innovative solutions for real-world business problems, built and delivered on the OutSystems platform. The event also saw the launch of the Coding For All Competition, which is open to ITE students across all courses to participate using OutSystems platform.

OutSystems will also support ITE’s plans to drive digital education amongst students and pique their interest in the technology sector.

Low Khah Gek, CEO at Institute of Technical Education, said: “Through this collaboration, ITE will be able to leverage the OutSystems platform to develop relevant skillsets among our students and enable them to seize the opportunities in the growing applications development industry. In total, about 1000 ITE students are expected to have the opportunity to be exposed to the OutSystems Platform. The Solutioning Centre will be used as a training ground for students to explore their passion in app building using OutSystems platform.”

“As demand for digital solutions accelerates, Gartner forecasts that 70% of new enterprise applications will be developed using low-code/no-code technologies by 2025. We believe that the OutSystems platform is set to play a crucial role in closing the developer gap and addressing key business priorities like digitalisation and agile workplace innovation. Our partnership with ITE will empower students, from novices to digital experts, with easy and seamless access to these technologies,” said Leonard Tan, Regional Director, Singapore, at OutSystems. “We are excited to be partnering with forward-looking institutions like ITE that share our vision in bringing these technologies closer to students in Singapore and look forward to welcoming a new generation of talent to the world of low-code.”