The partnership leverages OutSystems’ high-performance low-code platform to support teacher and student learning and to build creative apps which solve real-world problems.
From left to right: Dr Jason Chan, MH, JP, Associate Dean (Development) and Head of Information Technology and Prof Peter P. Yuen, Dean of PolyU CPCE; Leonard Tan and Sylvia Lee from OutSystems
SINGAPORE, Nov. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — OutSystems, a global leader in high-performance application development, and the College of Professional and Continuing Education of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU CPCE), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to introduce an array of initiatives that promote TechEd Future Skills for both students and teachers. Through this partnership, both parties will develop, organise and promote events, programmes as well as activities related to TechEd and STEM education, ranging from exhibitions, seminars, webinars, workshops and short-term courses.
OutSystems will provide PolyU CPCE students with comprehensive training, certifications, and learning materials that enable them to build creative web applications. Utilising OutSystems’ high-performance low-code platform and development tools, the training will cover areas such as user interface development and modeling data relationships to help students develop relevant skill sets, understand the fundamentals of low-code application development and gain experience in system development. The course, namely, "Training on low-code using OutSystems", will be implemented over two phases, with the first phase targeting students and the second phase providing training to teaching staff. Learners who pass the examination will receive an official OutSystems certificate.
"As we encounter a worldwide shortage of software engineers, low-code technology can bridge the gap within the current workforce as it allows for anyone to become a developer. We are proud to be able to assist the next generation of developers at PolyU CPCE to realise the potential of low-code in solving real world problems, ultimately guiding them to better understand workflow simplification," said Mark Weaser, Vice President for Asia Pacific, OutSystems. "As a leader in high-performance low-code development, OutSystems has been at the forefront of ensuring that future generations are well prepared to contribute to the future workforce. We encourage students and universities in the region to seek out low-code development to further enhance their skills and knowledge."
"PolyU CPCE endeavours to connect leaders in different industries so as to offer opportunities to our students and staff to upgrade their knowledge and keep abreast of new technologies," said Dr Jason Chan, MH, JP, Associate Dean (Development) and Head of Information Technology of PolyU CPCE. "Our collaboration with OutSystems will equip our students and staff with ample knowledge of cutting-edge app development technologies and ultimately enhance their competitiveness," he added.
Additionally, OutSystems will work with PolyU CPCE to organise a 12-hour coding hackathon event on campus, where students can apply what they have learned in the low-code training to create and share innovative app ideas that solve real-world problems. OutSystems will provide support in designing the goal, rules and promotion materials of the hackathon, as well as providing administrative support and sponsorship of prizes.
OutSystems was founded in 2001 with the mission to give every organization the power to innovate through software. The OutSystems high-performance low-code platform gives technology leaders and developers the tools to rapidly build and deploy their own business-critical applications. The company’s network spans more than 600,000 community members, 400+ partners, and active customers in 87 countries across 22 industries. OutSystems is "The #1 Low-Code Platform®" and a recognized leader by analysts, IT executives, business leaders, and developers around the world. Some of the most well-known brands use OutSystems to turn their big ideas into software that moves their business, people and the world forward. Learn more at www.outsystems.com.
About PolyU CPCE
PolyU CPCE, founded in 2002 as a self-financed college of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, oversees the day-to-day operation and development of its two educational units, namely Hong Kong Community College (HKCC) which offers sub-degree programmes and the School of Professional Education and Executive Development (SPEED) which offers articulation honours degree programmes. PolyU CPCE aims at fostering synergy between the two units in the provision of quality education.