NTUC and IES launch the Young Engineers Leadership Programme to groom 500 young aspiring engineers
Year-long programme to cultivate young engineers through continuous engagement, career development platforms and networking opportunities
Carrying the theme of “Empower the Next Generation of Engineers”
Participants will be put through a combination of classroom-
These participants will enjoy high-valued takeaways on both technical and soft skills upgrading through monthly training sessions,e-learning platforms,online community interactions and networking opportunities with the most brilliant minds in the engineering industry.Over 500 engineers are expected to benefit from this programme by completing 10 core modules on technology management skills, as well as leadership and soft skills.
“As knowledge-based industries continue to grow insignificance in our economy, engineers will have to complement their extensive technical expertise with leadership and entrepreneuria skills to lead and advance local technology-based organisations into top global companies,”said Er.Chong Kee Sen, President,IES.“
The YEL Programme is supported by the NTUC’s e2i (Employment and Employability Institute). e2i will offer 50 percent funding support of the programme fee of $1,500 for each employed local professionals,managers and executives (PMEs).
Union members can also tap on the Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP), and claim up to $250 worth of subsidies if they sign up for the programme on their own and not through their companies.This is on top of the 50 percent funding support provided by e2i.
“Fresh graduates and existing engineers need to deepen their skills to advance successfully in the manufacturing industry.The YEL Programme is a good initiative targeted at equipping young engineers with the necessary leadership skills and knowledge intechnology management to help them progress in their careers. e2i is pleased to collaborate with IES to reach out to these engineers and support their training,”said Mr Gilbert Tan,Chief Executive Officer, e2i.
Moving forward, Mr Vivek Kumar,Secretary of the NTUC Membership Council, reiterated that NTUC will continue to work closely with IES to implement more customised programmes to engage the engineering community and bring on board benefits that cater to the needs of its members.
“The YEL Programme marks the beginning of a whole new journey with our U Associate,IES.Through Young Engineers Leadership Programme,500 young engineers will undergo some 100 hours of professional development in the year.TheLabour Movement will continue to work hand in hand with IES to help our young engineers to excel in work, live and play. Our goal is to equip them with a solid foundation of engineering knowledge, as well as strategic leadership skills,so that they will be able to progress in their careers in engineering and related professions.”