Creating Career Pathways In Fintech And Blockchain
By Tan Poon Kian, Career Development Manager
The MOU was signed by Dr Timothy Chan, Director of Student Life Division (third from left), SIM GE and Chia Hock Lai, President, SFA (seconded from right). Simona Halperin, Israel Ambassador to Singapore (third from right), was the Guest-of-Honour at the signing.
SIM GE and Singapore Fintech Association (SFA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 12 July 2018 to offer career opportunities in Fintech and Blockchain for the institution’s students and graduates.
Under the agreement, SIM GE and SFA will collaborate to offer internships, workshops and talent programmes with SFA’s more than 280 member-companies in Fintech and its related sectors. SFA will also engage industry experts, practitioners and speakers to share their career experiences with SIM GE students.
This partnership ties in with SIM GE’s initiatives to strengthen industry linkages and curate talent development programmes, particularly for the fast-growing and technology sectors that benefit our students in their development and careers.
Along with the signing was a panel discussion on the topic of ‘ Future Jobs and Careers in Fintech and Blockchain’. We were privileged to have seasoned industrial practitioners and academia to share with our students on the opportunities in this fast moving sector. The discussion was moderated by Dr Lillian Koh, CEO, Fintech Academy. The panellists were Hee Joh Liang, Deputy Principal (Development), Singapore Polytechnic; Marc Leong. Executive Vice President SME Banking, MayBank Singapore; Damien Pang, Head of Technology, Monetary Authority of Singapore; Ernie Teo, CTO, JEDTrade; Chia Hock Lai, President, SFA.
“The partnership between Singapore FinTech Association and SIM Global Education is a win-win collaboration that helps to pave the way for more career opportunities for our students and at same time, help build-up the talent pool that is vital for the fast growing FinTech industry.” said Dr Timothy Chan, Director, Student Life Division, SIM GE.
“Talent is core to Singapore’s strategy to develop and grow the Fintech Industry. This event with SIM and Singapore Fintech Association is relevant and will facilitate this movement”, said Mr Damien Pang, Head of Technology Infrastructure Office, Monetary Authority of Singapore.
“The MOU signifies the collaboration between SIM and SFA but more significantly, it is a step for more opportunities from our member companies to tap on SIM talent that is vital for the Fintech sector not only in Singapore but regionally as well,” said Mr Chia Hock Lai, President Singapore Fintech Association.
“I enjoyed the panel discussion and got to know more on Fintech and Blockchain. This helps me to decide on my future career choices,” quipped Jason Lee, a student from University Of London at SIM GE.
Panel discussion on Future Jobs and Career in Fintech: (from left to right) Dr Lillian Koh, CEO, Fintech Academy; Hee Joh Liang, Deputy Principal (Development), Singapore Polytechnic; Marc Leong. Executive Vice President SME Banking, MayBank Singapore; Damien Pang, Head of Technology, Monetary Authority of Singapore; Ernie Teo, CTO, JEDTrade; Chia Hock Lai, President, SFA.
All smiles from the audience.
Posted online, 23 July 2018