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SIM Global Education (SIM GE) and SGTech has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) 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.
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,” he continued.
Meanwhile, Ho Se Mun, executive director, SGTech, said: “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.”
The MOU was signed by Dr Timothy Chan, director of student life, SIM GE and Lim Kang Song, co-chair of talent and capabilities Committee, SGTech. The member of parliament for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC, Teo Ser Luck, was the guest-of-honour at the signing.
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