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UnionBank launches ‘Xcellerator’ program to upskill professionals

Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank), the banking and financial services arm of the Aboitiz Group, launched the PeopleTech which aims to provide a program to build skills and capabilities in the IT industry. Called Program, it is a one-stop learning resource, offering a variety of on-demand education programs and pathways that enhance skills and strengthen competencies.

The bank has been investing heavily in technology to digitize processes and ensure fast, secure, and seamless delivery of financial services to broaden financial inclusion. In the process, it needs to upskill personnel in order to keep up with emerging technologies.

The pilot offerings include blockchain development — one of the most popular emerging technologies that have a broad scope of use cases, including hospitality, finance, and real estate. The pathway offers capability building through blended learning, which will make business and product owners, and developers adept in the blockchain.

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UnionBank’s latest learning and development program is seen to boost the chances of getting employed especially now when companies are shifting to digital and contactless business models.

Talents with capabilities classified as hard skills of the future like artificial intelligence, cloud computing, UX Design, and blockchain are expected to be in demand in the near future.

As an introduction to the programs and learning pathways, the UBP Xcellerator Program launched “Xcellerator Gamechangers,” a webinar series that aims to share knowledge and insights of experts on emerging technology and digital strategies.

The Xcellerator Basics Program is available for free and may be accessed until July 31, 2020 through this link.

Learners who would like to further deepen their knowledge of blockchain can enroll in the Xcellerator Business Specialist Program which will be launched on Aug. 1.

The first 25 enrollees will be given free access to the program worth P3,000.

Special discounts are extended to the unemployed, educators, teachers, and UnionBank account holders.