01 Aug 2018
SIM opened a Representative Office (RO) in Jakarta in July, its first in the region to further its push into the Indonesian market.
The SIM Indonesia RO provides prospective students and their parents with personal advice and consultation to help them make informed decisions not only about the range of SIM Global Education (SIM GE) programmes on offer but also on studying in Singapore in general.
At the opening ceremony, Chief Executive Officer of SIM Holdings Dr Lee Kwok Cheong, spoke about the significance of having an RO in Jakarta.
“SIM recognises that education is an important pillar to Indonesia’s further development. Indonesians today face many options for an overseas education and making the right decision may not be an easy one.” Dr Lee said.
“Through the SIM RO, we hope to guide Indonesians on the opportunities for higher education with SIM GE’s partners who are renowned global institutions as well as the benefits of studying in a modern, culturally diverse city like Singapore.”
At the event were Dr Lee (7th from left) and Ms Chang Yuen Yi, Second Secretary (Political),
Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Jakarta (6th from left), staff of SIM Global Education, corporate and media partners in Indonesia.
To enhance employment opportunities for SIM GE students and graduates from Indonesia, the RO is partnering local and multinational companies to offer internships and management trainee programmes. Partners that have come on board include GO-JEK, GlaxoSmithKline, British American Tobacco, ASEAN Foundation and CPA Australia.
The RO is also looking to help the ever growing SIM GE alumni body in Indonesia upgrade their knowledge and skills through learning opportunities such as talks, workshops and seminars, so that they can remain relevant and competitive in the fast-changing world.
At the opening, Dr Lee said he hoped for stronger Singapore-Indonesia relations and collaborations as a result of
exchanges between students from both countries.
SIM GE has been a popular choice for Indonesian students, with 23% of its international students hailing from Indonesia, making them one of the largest groups of foreign students studying at SIM GE.