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April 11, 2022 at 4:00:00 AM

Apr 11, 2022

Strong Singapore-Chongqing consortium comprising WiseNet Asia, Singapore Polytechnic International, Chongqing Xiantao Data Valley, Technology Services Market and China United Network Communication Chongqing are committed to pull in the resources to upgrade the workforce in the region, especially RCEP through Singapore and Western China through Chongqing.

2 The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is signed by the five consortium members at the seventh Joint Implementation Committee Meeting for the China-Singapore (Chongqing) Demonstration Initiative on Strategic Connectivity at The Treasury Building, Singapore. The MOU is signed by the management of the consortium members represented by:

  • Chongqing Xiantao Data Valley Investment Management Co Ltd,’s Chairman, Mr Wan Xiao Pin;

  • Singapore Polytechnic International Pte Ltd’s Managing Director, Mr. Toh Ser Khoon;

  • Technology Service Market in Chongqing’s Director, Madam Zhao Li;

  • China Unicom Chongqing Branch’s General Manager, Strategic Customer Service, Mr Chan An Quan; and

  • Wisenet Asia Pte Ltd’s Executive Director, Mr Diron Chua

3 Witnessing at the event were Minister of Communications and Information and Second Minister of Home Affairs Mrs Josephine Teo, Minister of State Mr Tan Kiat How and Deputy Secretary (Trade) Ms Jane Lim, joining them via teleconferencing from Chongqing were Chongqing Municipal People’s Government Vice Mayor Mr Cai Yun Ge.

4 Under the MOU, the five parties will put forth the strongest resources and commitment to support the regional

workforce upgrading in view of the rapid industrial and technological advancement further catalysed by the Covid period. The main highlights of the collaboration in the MOU framework are as follows:

  • Sharing of Singapore’s vocational training experience to enhance regional workforce: Singapore Polytechnic International will provide the latest educational modules and experience in providing the series of courses related to latest advanced manufacturing, technology, design thinking to upgrade the workforce including the industrial attachment, internship, mentorship to the workforce including the management professionals, production workforce, graduates, A-level and technical students. Language and cultural assistance courses will also be provided for the trainees too.

  • Provision of industrial attachment, internship, continuous education and potential employment: WiseNet Asia, Chongqing Xiantao Data Valley, Technology Services Market in Chongqing are joining forces to liaise with potential employers in Chongqing and RCEP so that the vocational trainees in ASEAN and Western China will have choices of industrial attachment, continuous education in Singapore’s international stream and even employment opportunities in Chongqing, China. Full support from the partners will ensure the smooth operation and conducting of the vocational trainings and hands-on practical if necessary.

  • Hybrid and Flexible Vocational Training Platform: WiseNet and China United Network Communication Corporation Chongqing Branch will provide hybrid smart virtual and physical platforms with smart classrooms in Singapore and Chongqing as well as dedicated China-Singapore data channels and other communication capacity facilities to cater for wide range of trainees and students from Chongqing, Western China, Singapore and South East Asian countries.

  • Singapore Polytechnic Examination Centre Set Up in Chongqing: WiseNet Asia Pte Ltd will help to set up Singapore Polytechnic Exam Centre and provide relevant preparatory courses for students who are keen to enrol into Diploma International stream from Chongqing.

  • Benefitting wide range of workforce at different levels in anticipation of the future industrial needs in the region: China and Singapore consortium especially WiseNet Asia, Chongqing Xiantao Data Valley, Technology Services Market in Chongqing and China United Network Communication Corporation Chongqing Branch will jointly study the regional market needs based on the regional shift in the future years. The consortium will hence plan for a systematic range of vocational training to upskill the technical graduates in Chongqing, technical and professional workforce in Chongqing and Singapore as well as graduates to continue their education in Singapore.

The vocational training will substantially strengthen the talent exchange in the region. The consortium is putting forth strong series of vocational training with practical industrial attachment and internship to support the people-to-people exchange under RCEP and the China Chongqing China-Singapore (Chongqing) Demonstration Initiative on Strategic Connectivity.

For more information about WiseNet Asia internship and entrepreneurship programmes, please refer to the following:

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Regine Chin

GM, Marketing


EA Registration No: R1213253

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