Griffith’s Master of Training and Development (MTD) program in Singapore has been recognised in the Singapore media, highlighting the valuable contribution adult educators have in shaping quality workforce skills.
The second cohort of nearly 30 students in the MTD program, delivered under a partnership between Griffith’s School of Education and Professional Studies and Singapore Government’s Workforce Development Agency at the Institute of Adult Learning (IAL) in Singapore, graduated in December 2014.
The graduation ceremony received significant media attention, including from CNA News which acknowledged adult educators for their mastery of skills and introduced the Workforce Development Agency’s plans to launch a new scheme in the second quarter of 2015.
This new scheme will deliver and expand qualifications of advanced adult educators, and coincides with a revamp of the program by Griffith and IAL.
Griffith’s Art, Education and Law Group Dean (Academic) Professor Marcus Lane, along with School of Education and Professional Studies Adult and Vocational Studies experts, Professor Stephen Billett and Associate Professor Sarojni Choy attended the ceremony held in Singapore.
Two more student cohorts with more than 60 students are expected to graduate in December 2015 and July 2016.
A partnership between Griffith University and IAL
The Institute for Adult Learning (IAL) in Singapore hosts the MTD program, while Griffith University lecturers travel to Singapore every semester and engage in intensive face-to-face delivery. This is followed with online collaborative sessions, discussion boards, blogs and emails.