SPH and NTUC work together to reach out to local workers

SPH and the NTUC signed an MOU to reach out to and engage local workers, especially PMEs, on July 2, 2016.
SPH and the NTUC signed an MOU to reach out to and engage local workers, especially PMEs, on July 2, 2016.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

SINGAPORE - 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 Memorandum of Understanding signed on Saturday (July 2).

For instance, the two organisations will collaborate to hold workshops and events that help PMEs find jobs and gain skills.

One such event is the U Future Leaders Summit, organised by NTUC and SPH in conjunction with the STJobs Career & Development Fair on July 2 and 3 at Marina Bay Sands Halls D and E. At the summit, attendees can get insights from industry leaders and tips on gaining skills and knowledge to prepare themselves for the future in their careers. A second run of the U Future Leaders Summit will take place later this year.

The MOU was signed at the fair on Saturday by SPH Digital executive vice president Julian Tan and Mr Vivek Kumar, Director of U Associate & U Future Leaders at NTUC.

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

Said Mr Tan: "We are very pleased to be a strategic partner of NTUC to reach out to Singapore's PMEs. This collaboration will allow our PMEs to upgrade their professional skills and propel their careers forward."

Mr Kumar added that PMEs are one of the labour movement's main concerns, as the PME segment of the workforce is growing rapidly and it is important for them to stay competitive in a changing global economy.

"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.