SINGAPORE - Republic Polytechnic (RP) and the YCH Group have signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a new programme aimed at developing talent for the logistics industry.
Up to 20 third-year students each year from RP's School of Engineering will go on a 10-month training stint consisting of a four-month internship, a two- month industry mentorship programme and a four-month finalyear project.
The students will be rotated through various roles during the internship phase to expose them to a wide range of operational functions at YCH, which is an integrated end-to-end supply chain and logistics company.
They will then be assigned a YCH mentor from a specific job function they are interested in to help them better understand what the role entails.
The students will then apply what they have learned in the final-year project, where they will be asked to provide solutions to problem case studies.
"The strong hands-on learning opportunities and, in particular, the structured mentorship aspect of the Talent Development Programme will allow our students to gain a good grounding in different job functions and be immersed in a realistic working environment," said RP's principal/chief executive officer Yeo Li Pheow.
Upon graduation, students in the programme will be awarded a YCH Talent Development Programme certificate in addition to their diplomas.
YCH will also provide job offers to outstanding students who complete the programme.
This article was first published on June 21, 2014.
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