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Skills Aligned Education & Lifelong Learning Crucial to Staying Relevant in Digital Age

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Awardees at the 2017 Icons of Learning Conclave by BERG Singapore

Skills aligned curriculum that can be easily accessible by the youth through digital methods and developing a mindset for lifelong learning would shape the future for developing economies in Asia. This was the unanimous view of the educators and professionals at the 4th Icons of Learning Summit & Awards hosted by the Singapore-based Business Excellence & Research Group (BERG).

A premier thought leadership, networking & recognition platform, Icons of Learning witnessed participation from education institutions ranging from schools, colleges, private universities as well as edtech startups from South & South East Asian countries.

The panel discussion on the topic "Education to Employment: Managing the Skills Gap" included distinguished professionals like Wayne Marriott - Executive Director – Kaplan Learning Institute Singapore; Mr. Steve Glaveski, CEO, Collective Campus, Melbourne; Prof. Christina Hong – President, Technological & Higher Education Institute, Hong Kong; Ms. Sindhu Sreebhavan – CEO As Many Minds Singapore and was moderated by Manoj Aravindakshan – Editorial Director, AsiaBizToday Singapore.

"Skills based education is the need of growing economies including India & other SE Asian countries and we hope that these award winning institutions will inspire other schools of higher learning to also commit to enriching people with industry-relevant skill sets and knowledge to thrive in the new economy," said Vishwesh Iyer, Managing Partner, BERG Singapore. In addition to providing world-class infrastructure, institutions these days are embracing innovative curriculum delivery methods & approaches to enhance learning experiences; this would go a long way in building a skilled economy, especially in Asia.

Leading educational institutions from India, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, UAE & Malaysia were presented the Icons of Learning 2017 Award in recognition to their unique approaches in education management & quality delivery methods.

The 2017 Icons of Learning Award winners were:


My Private Tutor, Kolkata, India - Leading Online Education Portal

Meridian School, Hyderabad, India - Emerging Private School

Maria's Public School, Guwahati, India - Leading Private School

SAGE University, Indore, India - Leading Private University in Central India

Kaplan, Singapore - Best Private Education Institution

Kaplan Learning Institute, Singapore - Leading Corporate Training & Skills Development Provider

ISBR Business School, Bangalore, India - Emerging B-School – Academic Excellence

Miles Bronson Residential School, Guwahati, India - Leading Residential School

Brickfields Asia College, Malaysia - Leading Institution for Legal Education

ASM Group of Institutes, Pune, India - Leading Higher Education Group

KLAY Schools, Bangalore, India - Emerging Chain – PreSchool & Day Care

Dusit Thani College, Bangkok, Thailand - Leading institution for Undergraduate Studies

CHIREC International School, Hyderabad, India - Leading K12 Education

Integreat Centre, UAE - Skills Champion

Auuro Education Services, Chennai, India - Leading Education Solutions Company


Dr. N. K. Dutta, Founder & Principal, Miles Bronson Residential School, Guwahati, India - Distinguished Educationist

Mrs. Ratna Reddy, Founder & Director, CHIREC International School, Hyderabad, India - Excellence in Leadership

Mr. Harshana D. Perera, Principal, Asian International School, Sri Lanka - Distinguished Educationist

Asia Learning Resources, MediaKindle, FII-News and AsiaBizToday were the supporting partners to the 2017 Icons of Learning conclave & awards.About BERG Singapore

Established in 2013, Singapore-based Business Excellence & Research Group Pte Ltd (BERG) is committed to nurturing and promoting business excellence across diverse sectors. In this quest, BERG has gone on to establish thought leadership, networking & recognition platforms over the past few years since its inception. The areas of focus include Urbanisation & Real Estate, Learning & Skills Development, Medical & Healthcare as well as Entrepreneurship and Startup Ecosystems.

BERG's Advisory Board and Executive Team brings together people with diverse and combined international experience of over 50 years. BERG has a presence across key emerging markets of Singapore, Malaysia, India, Thailand, Philippines. For further details login to www.bizexcellence.com.sg

Business Excellence & Research Group, Ram, +91-9657720677


Singapore & Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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