Singapore 26 March: The educational arm of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the ICC Academy, has fused a five-year partnership agreement with the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS). As per the agreement, SUSS will be incorporating the ICC Academy’s Export/Import Certificate (EIC) as a compulsory component of its Minor in International Trade Management programme.
Speaking about the alliance, ICC Academy Managing Director Daniel Kok said: “This new partnership with SUSS ramps up our collaborative efforts to raise educational standards and help close skills gaps, allowing students to have a competitive advantage in the marketplace. We are delighted with the opportunity to train a dynamic generation of students with our certification on how to effectively conduct cross-border transactions.”
Developed to support the needs of companies operating in complex international environments, the EIC e-courses provide learning on the full cycle of import and export procedures. To successfully compete in foreign markets, students will gain an in-depth understanding of and practical skills on international trade processes and their related risks. SUSS students will begin their training using the ICC Academy’s international training model and innovative digital learning platform starting this month.
Speaking about the partnership, Associate Professor Tan Yan Weng, who is Head of Programme, Logistics and Supply Chain Management at SUSS said: “We are delighted to have established a five-year partnership with the ICC Academy for knowledge dissemination in the field of international trade. Under the programme, students will need to complete the following ICC Academy e-courses International Trade Overview; Business Transactions and Contracts; Financing and Security Devices, International Logistics and Sourcing and Global Business Management and pass an assessment examination with a minimum score of 70%.”
“With the current COVID-19 situation, SUSS, like many other universities all over the world, is taking the unprecedented step of minimising on-campus learning and moving to online instruction. This collaboration came just in time for our undergraduate students to take up the certificate,” added Mr Yan Weng.
The ICC Academy has also partnered with other universities, such as the Singapore Management University (SMU) and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) Commercial Sub Council (CSC).
The ICC Academy has delivered the Global Trade Certificate (GTC) and EIC to SMU students participating in their International Trading Professional Conversion Programme (PCP)–which has been part of their commodities and non-commodities curriculum since 2016 and since trained 265 students to date.
Similarly, since 2017, we have been delivering our GTC, EIC and ICC Code for Ethical Marketing & Advertising (EMA) into China’s higher education curriculum within universities, polytechnics and colleges across China thanks to our agreement with the CCPIT CSC. As of today, the ICC Academy has trained 118 students in China.
All our e-courses are housed on an online platform—making training possible anytime, anywhere. We now offer integrated dashboards for students to view their progress, direct examination bookings with no additional registration and downloadable certificates after passing exams. The platform is also fully optimised for tablets and mobile use and has an integrated course glossary, quiz-review dashboard, achievement and point system, as well as a search function within each lesson.
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