SGTech and SIM Global Education to develop talent and offer career opportunities in the technology sector
14th of March 2018, Singapore -
SIM Global Education (SIM GE) and SGTech signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 14 March to offer career opportunities for SIM GE students and graduates.
Under the agreement, SGTech and SIM GE will collaborate to offer internship and job opportunities with SGTech's more than 700 member-companies in the technology sector. SGTech will also engage industry experts and speakers to mentor and share with SIM GE's students on their career experiences.
Representatives from SIM GE and SGTech at the signing, with MP for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC Mr Teo Ser Luck (centre)
This partnership ties in with other initiatives such as SGTech’s career development platform, TalentGuru, to grow the pool of tech talent in Singapore and help mitigate the manpower and skills shortage in the industry. Based on an SGTech survey of local tech firms, recruitment of talent is the top concern of technology businesses in 2018.
“We want to help students find their passion and prepare them for the real world,” said Dr Lee Kwok Cheong, Chief Executive Officer, SIM Holdings. “This partnership with SGTech will enable our students to engage with, and learn from industry leaders.”
“Our partnership underscores SGTech’s efforts in helping build Singapore's capability and technology talent. It extends recent initiatives by SGTech to collaborate with institutes of higher learning to help address the talent crunch, by offering students internships and mentorship to prepare them for employment,” said Ms Ho Se Mun, Executive Director, SGTech.
The MOU was signed by Dr Timothy Chan, Director of Student Life, SIM GE and Mr Lim Kang Song, Co-chair of Talent and Capabilities Committee, SGTech. The Member of Parliament for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC Mr Teo Ser Luck was the Guest-of-Honour at the signing.
The MOU signing was followed by a student dialogue with Mr Teo on the topic of entrepreneurship, and a career fair featuring 20 technology companies from SGTech's membership representing start-ups, SMEs and MNCs.
About SIM Global Education
SIM Global Education (SIM GE) is the leading private education institution in Singapore. It offers more than 80 academic programmes ranging from its own diploma and graduate diploma courses to Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes with top ranking and reputable universities from Australia, Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States. Drawing about 20,000 full-time and part-time students and adult learners from over 40 countries, SIM GE adopts a holistic learning approach to equip students with a global edge. Besides building their intellect and skills needed to thrive at the workplace, SIM GE hones the soft skills of students through a wide range of career development and student life activities, amid a culturally diverse campus environment.
SGTech is an active and responsible advocate of the technology industry in Singapore. With the evolving technology landscape, SGTech strives to create an ecosystem to anticipate changing technology trends and develop sustainable initiatives that can further strengthen the community and help the industry grow. SGTech’s 700 members range from innovative start-ups, vibrant small and medium-sized enterprises to top multinational corporations that leverage technology as a core driver of their business.
Published March 2018