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New Industry Mentors Network MOU

New Industry Mentors Network MOU

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New Industry Mentors Network MOU

  1. 1. Singapore Polytechnic hosted the Industry Mentors' Network (IMN) MOU presentation. IMN is a mentoring programme where an industry practitioner provides professional and industry guidance to a small group of students to help them in their personal growth and development, and particularly for their career. Bringing together the young and the experienced
  2. 2. Principal and Chief Executive Officer Soh Wai Wah said, "The future remains uncertain but positive if we help ensure that future generations can thrive amidst the challenges. Thus, the polytechnics hope to work closely with our industry partners, to help us future-proof the education and training of our future workforce, and increase its competitiveness. Opportunities like the Industry Mentors' Network will thus play a critical role in shaping Singapore's future." The MOU inked last week at SPCC is a joint effort between Singapore Poly, Temasek Poly and Ngee Ann Poly to help students gain a clearer understanding of their future career options and also to provide an added dimension of real world learning. With the help of SP lecturers from various schools, industry mentors from 14 different companies for over 60 SP students were linked up. Industry partners include Land Transport Authority of Singapore, PSA Corporation and National University Hospital (Singapore). Bringing together the young and the experienced
  3. 3. In today's fast paced world with technologies rapidly changing the way we work, it is important for us to remain plugged into the real world and understand the changes that are happening. As such, the IMN is in line with Singapore's SkillsFuture movement which aims to help each Singaporean develop relevant skills and be a life-long learner. By having students partner with industry professionals, both sides will stand to glean positive learning points. Students will receive advice and guidance on career goal- setting as well as have the networking opportunities to build up contacts within their chosen industry. Mentors will also have the opportunity to reflect on their own personal experiences and use this as a platform to understand the motivations and concerns of the younger generation. Bringing together the young and the experienced
  4. 4. Besides students and mentors benefitting, companies and polytechnics will also benefit from this collaboration. Companies will be able to raise awareness of their particular industry and gather innovative ideas and fresh perspectives while polytechnics will be helping students deepen their skills and commitment in the sectors they are trained for. Bringing together the young and the experienced
  5. 5. www.sp.edu.sg Singapore Polytechnic 500 Dover Road Singapore 139651 tel. (65) 6775 1133 fax. (65) 6870 6189
  6. 6. www.sp.edu.sg Singapore Polytechnic 500 Dover Road Singapore 139651 tel. (65) 6775 1133 fax. (65) 6870 6189

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