SDG 4 – Quality education

How OCBC supports SDG 4

Relevant SDG Target(s)

4.3 By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university.

4.4 By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship.

4.5 By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous people and children in vulnerable situations.

Alignment with OCBC’s Material ESG Factors
How OCBC is contributing
Providing quality professional learning and development

OCBC's training programmes cater for all employees across various fields, including 14 certification pathways benefiting close to 4,000 employees. The Sustainability Learning Series consisting of 142 initiatives that were offered to employees saw more than 25,000 completions and generated learning gains of 52%.

Nurturing young talent

OCBC builds a talent ecosystem through programmes such as the one-year OCBC IGNITE apprenticeship for tertiary students to grow their passion and expertise in the technology space, STEM@OCBC which is a structured 24‑week internship for undergraduate students in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, and our Graduate Talent Programme which has benefited outstanding graduates and provided a steady stream of talent for the Bank over the years.