21 Mar 2018
SIM Global Education (SIM GE) and SGTech signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 14 March 2018 to offer career opportunities for SIM GE students and graduates.
Under the agreement, SIM GE and SGTech 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 their career experiences with SIM GE students.
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 a 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.