Singapore: Visa Inc. officially unveiled its first international campus of Visa University at its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore.
Featuring flexible classroom space, video-conference technology, breakout rooms for small-group learning, and lounge space for informal networking, the purpose-built facility is Visa’s first corporate university outside the United States.
Visa expects the Singapore campus to draw employees who will learn and share their experiences with others, hence helping to identify best practices across the organisation.
“This includes showcasing Singapore’s success in moving toward a cashless society, and allowing employees attending courses to take those cashless experiences and lessons home to their own markets,” the company said in a press release.
The learning opportunities at Visa University will help the team keep their digital and leadership skills up-to-date and “razor sharp”, said Chris Clark, Group Executive for Asia-Pacific at Visa. This comes as the world is experiencing a digital transformation and Visa employees need to deliver the future of electronic payment to its customers and cardholders.
Kelvin Wong, Assistant Managing Director at the Singapore Economic Development Board, said the new campus here “bears testament to Singapore’s talent ecosystem, where companies can work alongside industry partners to develop and harness Asia-ready talent”.
“Through this partnership with Singapore, Visa will strengthen the Pan-Asian perspectives of its talent pool and deepen its understanding of the diverse market needs across Asia,” Wong added.
The Visa University campus in Singapore is the second major Visa center announced in the country this year. In April, Visa launched the Singapore Innovation Centre, a 7,000 square feet facility for clients, partners and developers across the region to work with Visa experts to create the next generation of commerce applications.