Singapore, 24 June 2021: Kerry Consulting Pte Ltd – a leading search and selection firm in South East Asia – officially announced the expansion of its service into Education & Training industry. Our Education & Training Practice encompasses Pre-K, K12, Early Childhood Education (ECH), through to Higher Education, Postgraduate and Executive Education. Our clients include a broad range of Schools, Colleges and Universities and we also serve adjacent industries such as Research Institutions, Content Providers and Training & HR Consultancies.
We are seeing increasing demand from clients in the rapidly-growing Education Technology (Edtech/EduTech) and HRTech sectors. Ms Kelly Bowerbank (Chua) – Senior Consultant at Kerry Consulting – confirmed the trends, “Education sector is said to be an evergreen sector, recession proof. Whenever the economy takes a hit, the education sector sees an uplift of business. Our clients are seeing greater demand for skills and competencies training as well as executive education and micro-courses conducted over online platforms.” Singapore E-Learning Market, which is a sub-sector of Education & Training industry, was valued at US$ 792.97 million in 2019 and is estimated to reach US$ 2,228.74 million with a CAGR of 13.6% Forecast 2027, according to the research report done by Business Market Insights. This is in tandem with the global education technology market – valued at USD 89.49 billion in 2020 and is expected to witness a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.9% from 2021 to 2028 (Grand View Research).
When asked about why the decision to expand and how it can help the industry, Ms Kelly said, “Our Practice is valuable as we see increasing number of clients struggle to find individuals who have both the heart (to contribute) & capability.” She then further added, “As the industry is small, it has also been a challenge for employers to attract talents outside the industry. Clients are going for a skillsets-fit and personality-fit, rather than an industry-fit. We attract talents for our clients by educating talents that not all firms in the Education sector are non-profit, apt for a ‘retirement job’. There are several vibrant, agile and commercially-run Education firms (e.g. EdTech start-ups and established P/E run education bodies), with entrepreneurial-minded leaders!”
As Warren Buffet famously said, “By far the best investment you can make is in yourself“; your pursuits in a formal education, skills upgrade, or personal will yield an ongoing ROI even decades later! At Kerry Consulting, we are committed to ensuring all organisations in this industry within Singapore and SEA region have a positive partnership experience. Our vision is to be the ‘go-to’ hub for all talent consultation and needs in this space.
About Kerry Consulting
Headquartered in Singapore since 2003, Kerry Consulting is Singapore’s leading Search & Selection firm. Our consulting team is the most experienced, and amongst the largest, in the ASEAN region. We provide services to many of the world’s leading companies and financial institutions. We are always committed to creating positive long term outcomes for both our clients and our candidates. Our focus is on “Returning the Human to Resourcing”.
More details about the Education & Training practice can be found here: https://www.kerryconsulting.com/commerce-industry-industries-education-training/
More information about Kelly Bowerbank (Chua) can be found here: https://www.kerryconsulting.com/consultants/kellychua/