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NTUSU’s new partnership with SMF is also a timely and welcome addition to the university’s business community network that will enhance our graduates’ competitiveness and career prospects. The First Step provides students and employers an important platform to gain fresh perspectives on job expectations, hiring trends and in-demand skills.
The Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) was a key partner in The First Step forum, organised for the first time on 30 January 2019 by the National Technological University Students’ Union (NTUSU). The forum is a new initiative to create a platform for Singapore undergraduates to engage in conversation with leading employers on hiring and job prospects.
The forum was held at One Farrer Hotel and is supported by students from National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) and Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS).
The SMF President, Mr Douglas Foo (left) represented the SMF to sign an MOU with NTUSU, represented by NTUSU President, Mr Edward Lim (right). The signing was witnessed by Education Minister, Mr Ong Ye Kung (middle).
The First Step forum attracted more than 250 students and 300 employers. During the event, the NTUSU President Edward Lim and SMF President Douglas Foo, inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a new partnership that seeks to provide undergraduates and fresh graduates from NTU with more opportunities in the areas of leadership training, mentorships and jobs matching. This signing was witnessed by Education Minister Ong Ye Kung.
More than 250 students attended the First Step forum.
NTU President, Professor Subra Suresh, said, "NTUSU’s new partnership with SMF is also a timely and welcome addition to the university’s business community network that will enhance our graduates’ competitiveness and career prospects. The First Step provides students and employers an important platform to gain fresh perspectives on job expectations, hiring trends and in-demand skills."
SMF President Douglas Foo, who is also a Nominated Member of Parliament, said, “SMF is pleased to work with the NTUSU on this new partnership. NTU students and alumni will be able to push forward in their careers by building and deepening their skills through our various programmes, including leadership training. Connecting with industry leaders and influencers in our wide network of 3,000 companies enables them to open new opportunities for career growth and success.”
The SMF looks to engage our members on this exciting platform in 2019.