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Hyper Island offers free seat in any course for recently laid-off

In the midst of the unknown, prepare yourself for your next role

SINGAPORE — 16 MARCH 2023 — Today, Hyper Island Asia Pacific is announcing a timely initiative that offers a free place in any course if one has just lost their job. As we head from one uncertainty into another—from crushing pandemics to global layoffs to exponential tech changes, it’s important to fortify ourselves against uncertainty. Instead of trying to avoid the unknown, one can equip themselves to embrace change. 

In 2023 alone, Crunchbase reported that more than 94,000 workers in U.S.-based tech companies have been laid off in mass job cuts. In 2022, the number was more than 150,000. Layoffs have and are still sweeping the globe, and Asia is not immune. In Singapore, where 80 of the world’s top 100 tech companies are hosted, there have been nearly 60,000 tech layoffs in January alone. 

Tech analysts have warned that another 15 to 20 percent of big tech employees could be without jobs over the next six months. 

A 2021 study posits that one should upskill themselves to brace for changes brought about by artificial intelligence. The study found five sought-after skills: data analysis skills, digital competency, complex cognitive skills, decision-making, and continuous learning. 

Whether it is business intelligence, leadership, digital marketing or tech and design, our courses at Hyper Island ensure that one emerges from the other side equipped with those precise five skills to help you in this time of transition. 

Phase one of this initiative includes half of Hyper Island Asia Pacific courses: 

  1. Digital Transformation Masterclass: 30-31 March 2023 (two-day)
  2. Digital Marketing & Growth Hacking: 12-13 April 2023 (two-day)
  3. Experimental Mindset: 14 Apr 2023 (one-day)
  4. Agile Ways of Working: 8-9 May 2023 (two-day)
  5. Data Storytelling For Business: 11-12 May 2023 (two-day)
  6. Human Centred Design Fundamentals: 15-16 May 2023 (two-day)
  7. Experimental Mindset: 5 June 2023 (one-day)
  8. Digital Marketing & Growth Hacking: 8-9 June 2023 (two-day)
  9. Platform Agility - Rethink Your Business Model: 12 June 2023 (one-day)

“At Hyper Island, we firmly stand for equality in education,” said Peachy Pacquing, Managing Director, Hyper Island Asia Pacific. “When things like recessions and pandemics hit, it is always the least privileged who are hit the hardest and fastest, with much fewer opportunities to bounce back. We believe that education is that spring that has the potential to elevate everyone to as much of a level playing field as possible.” 

The initiative begins immediately, and will be available until 30th June 2023 . Please ensure that you have a notice of redundancy (not termination/mutual separation or other language) from your employer. T&C’s apply. 

Let us help you get your footing back, do reach out to us today. 


About Hyper Island

Hyper Island is a creative business school with consulting services which enables individuals and organisations to see, understand and act upon the opportunities created by digital and technological evolution. Hyper Island supports you to change your tomorrow by sharing competence and creating confidence through collaboration, creativity and innovation. Founded in 1996 in Sweden, Hyper Island now works with individuals and businesses in London, Manchester, Singapore, New York, Sao Paulo, Stockholm and Karlskrona. In addition to fully bespoke programmes for organisations, Hyper Island offers a range of educational options from 3-day intensive courses to a fully accredited master’s degree programme.

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