The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has partnered with government agency International Enterprise (IE) Singapore to launch the ICC Academy with the aim of “setting a new standard for professional education.”
The world business organisation said that the ICC Academy will be delivered via a digital platform and aims to enhance the expertise of practitioners across a wide range of business sectors. It will provide “rigorous, relevant and applicable business education – encouraging individuals to reach their highest potential with respect to professional competency and ethical conduct.”
The ICC Academy’s aims are to nurture global business leaders and experts and also to serve as a centre of excellence and thought leadership for the global business community.
“As the world’s business organization, ICC has long provided training and certification programmes to help build business skills for the jobs of today and tomorrow,” said Harold (Terry) McGraw, ICC chairman and chairman of McGraw Hill Financial.
“We are taking this commitment to growing a skilled workforce and jobs globally to a new level with the launch of this Academy, which will be internationally recognised and accessible to all – in developed and developing countries.”
“E-learning initiatives are being adopted as a means of maximising educational budgets as well as expanding the potential breadth of audience – without compromising on the quality or depth of learning,” said John Danilovich, ICC secretary general.
“Provided users have access to the Internet, distance learning means there will be no inequalities with respect to educational potential via the ICC Academy – no matter where an individual is situated.”
The ICC added that Singapore had been chosen as the location of the ICC Academy because of the country’s well-established ecosystem of business infrastructure, strong network of companies and large pool of skilled talent.
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