SPH and NTUC reach out to PMEs

The MOU was signed by Mr Julian Tan, executive vice-president of SPH Digital, and Mr Vivek Kumar, director of U Associate and U Future Leaders, NTUC (seated, centre). It was observed by SPH CEO Alan Chan (standing, fourth from left) and NTUC secretar
The MOU was signed by Mr Julian Tan, executive vice-president of SPH Digital, and Mr Vivek Kumar, director of U Associate and U Future Leaders, NTUC (seated, centre). It was observed by SPH CEO Alan Chan (standing, fourth from left) and NTUC secretary-general Chan Chun Sing (standing, sixth from left), among others.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

Under MOU, they will hold workshops and events to help PMEs gain skills and find jobs

Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) and the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) will work together to reach out to local workers, particularly professionals, managers and executives (PMEs), under a two- year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed yesterday.

For instance, they will hold workshops and events to help PMEs gain skills and find jobs.

One such event is the U Future Leaders Summit, organised by the NTUC and SPH in conjunction with the STJobs Career & Development Fair this weekend at Marina Bay Sands Halls D and E.

At the summit, attendees can gain insights from industry leaders and tips on acquiring skills and knowledge to prepare for the future.

Another run of the U Future Leaders Summit will be held in November, again co-organised by SPH and NTUC.

The MOU was signed at the STJobs fair by SPH Digital executive vice-president Julian Tan and Mr Vivek Kumar, director of U Associate and U Future Leaders, NTUC.

SPH chief executive officer Alan Chan and NTUC secretary-general Chan Chun Sing, among others, were present to observe the signing.

Mr Kumar noted that PMEs are one of the labour movement's main concerns, and a rapidly growing segment of the workforce.

"This partnership with SPH will be a good way for us to reach out to these PMEs, equip them with the necessary skills, expand their networks through our ecosystem and offer them more opportunities to be future-ready," he said.

Following on from this weekend's summit, the two organisations will work together to hold more workshops and boot camps for PMEs, said Mr Tan.

Given NTUC's focus on PMEs, SPH's STJobs is well-suited for this collaboration, he noted. "We have a very sizeable user base... that will help them reach out to as many people as possible."

Mr Tan added: "We want to provide more value for our users - not only job postings, but also psychometric tests, training and development courses, and having a broader network and community with other job seekers."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 03, 2016, with the headline 'SPH and NTUC reach out to PMEs'. Print Edition | Subscribe