SPH, NTUC sign partnership MOU to engage PMEs

Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) and the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Saturday (July 2).

Under this MOU, the two companies will collaborate to reach out to and engage the local working population, particularly Professionals, Managers and Executives (PMEs).

The MOU was signed on Saturday afternoon by Mr Julian Tan, Executive Vice President of SPH Digital and Mr Vivek Kumar, Director of U Associate & U Future Leaders, NTUC at the STJobs Career & Development Fair held at Marina Bay Sands.

Mr Alan Chan, Chief Executive Officer of SPH and Mr Chan Chun Sing, Secretary-General of NTUC, were present to witness the signing.

Mr Tan said: "This collaboration will allow our PMEs to upgrade their professional skills and propel their careers forward."

Mr Kumar added: "The well-being of our PMEs is one of our main concerns at the Labour Movement. The PME segment of our workforce is growing rapidly and it is important for them to stay resilient and competitive given the global uncertainties and changing economy."

While the labour movement helps Singaporeans stay competitive and employable for life through various learning and development programmes, STJobs boosts hiring through its job matching technology and career resources.

In addition to its comprehensive job listings, STJobs also serves as a learning portal with training opportunities, workshops and seminars for career development and advanced academic courses.

The partnership will see both organisations working together in a series of media and content partnerships, such as workshops and events to boost the employability and skills training of PMEs.

One such event is the U Future Leaders Summit that NTUC and SPH are co-organising in conjunction with the STJobs Career & Development Fair on July 2 and 3 at Marina Bay Sands Halls D and E.

With the theme "Future-Ready Careers Amid Global Transformation", this edition of NTUC's flagship summit will allow attendees of the career fair to gain direct insights from industry leaders as well as take back valuable tips on how they can gain relevant skills and knowledge to prepare themselves for the future. A second run of the U Future Leaders Summit will take place later this year.

Apart from the summit, all PMEs at the Fair can also sign up to be part of the U Future Leaders Programme. The U Future Leaders Programme aims to equip PMEs with the bridging competencies and mastery to compete globally through diverse learning and development programmes and events. PMEs can attain critical workplace survival skills and cross-disciplinary insights to help them surmount challenges in their careers.

SPH and NTUC also partnered in the recent Infocomm Career Fair 2016 to reach out to the job seekers in the infocommunications industry. Around 250 people attended the Fair.

More events and programmes are expected in the upcoming months. Visit http://careerfair.stjobs.sg/fair2016/ and http://learning.stjobs.sg/courses for more information.