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SPH and NTUC sign Partnership MOU to engage PMEs

Singapore, 2 July 2016 – Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) and the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today. Under this MOU, the two companies will collaborate to reach out to and engage the local working population, particularly Professionals, Managers and Executives (PMEs).

MOU was signed this afternoon by Mr Julian Tan, Executive Vice President, SPH Digital and Mr Vivek Kumar, Director of U Associate & U Future Leaders, NTUC at the STJobs Career & Development Fair, held at Marine Bay Sands. Mr Alan Chan, Chief Executive Officer of SPH and Mr Chan Chun Sing, Secretary-General of NTUC, were present to witness the signing.

Mr Julian Tan, Executive Vice President of SPH Digital, said: “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 Vivek Kumar, Director of U Associate & U Future Leaders, NTUC, said: “The well-being of our PMEs is one of our main concerns at the Labour Movement. The PME segment of our workforce is growing rapidly and it is important for them to stay resilient and competitive given the global uncertainties and changing 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.”

While the Labour Movement helps Singaporeans stay competitive and employable for life through various learning and development programmes, STJobs boosts hiring through its job matching technology and career resources. In addition to its comprehensive job listings, STJobs also serves as a learning portal with training opportunities, workshops and seminars for career development and advanced academic courses.

The partnership will see both organisations working together in a series of media and content partnerships, such as workshops and events to boost the employability and skills training of PMEs. 

One such event is the U Future Leaders Summit that NTUC and SPH are co-organising in conjunction with the STJobs Career & Development Fair on 2 and 3 July at Marina Bay Sands Halls D and E.

With the theme “Future-Ready Careers Amid Global Transformation”, this edition of NTUC’s flagship summit will allow attendees of the career fair to gain direct insights from industry leaders as well as take back valuable tips on how they can gain relevant skills and knowledge to prepare themselves for the future. A second run of the U Future Leaders Summit will take place later this year.

Apart from the summit, all PMEs at the Fair can also sign up to be part of the U Future Leaders Programme. The U Future Leaders Programme aims to equip PMEs with the bridging competencies and mastery to compete globally through diverse learning and development programmes and events. PMEs can attain critical workplace survival skills and cross-disciplinary insights to help them surmount challenges in their careers.

SPH and NTUC also partnered in the recent Infocomm Career Fair 2016 to reach out to the job seekers in the infocommunications industry. Around 250 people attended the Fair.

More events and programmes are expected in the upcoming months. Visit and for more information.

Jointly issued by:

Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Co. Regn. No. 198402868E

National Trades Union Congress
Co. Regn. No. S64TU0450K

For more information, please contact:

Pauline Leong 
Marketing & Communications Manager 
SPH Digital Division
DID: +65 6319 2178

Vimala Krishnan 
Principal Consultant, Corporate Communications 

National Trades Union Congress 
DID: +65 6213 8194

Athena Kang
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: +65 6319 1225


About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms, ranging from print, digital, radio and out-of-home media. 

SPH owns award-winning newspapers, magazines and best-selling books in both print and digital editions, as well as online classified businesses in the region. In addition, SPH has two English radio stations and one Chinese radio station, an out-of-home digital advertising unit, a regional events and conferences arm, and runs a chain of modern retail convenience stores. SPH also has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today.

SPH REIT comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall. SPH's latest retail development is The Seletar Mall located in Sengkang. 

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About National Trades Union Congress

The National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) is a national confederation of trade unions as well as a network of professional associations and partners across all sectors in Singapore. NTUC's objectives are to help Singapore stay competitive and working people remain employable for life; to enhance the social status and well-being of our members and working people; and to build a strong, responsible and caring labour movement. NTUC's vision is to be an inclusive labour movement for all collars, ages and nationalities. NTUC is at the heart of the Labour Movement, which comprises 60 affiliated unions, one affiliated taxi association, 11 social enterprises, six related organisations as well as a growing ecosystem of U Associates and enterprise partners. For more details,