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Tripartite cooperation formed to support Singapore, Vietnam talents

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Keppel Corporation, Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP), and Vietnam National Innovation Center (NIC) have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) to co-create talent development programs in both Singapore and Vietnam.

The three-year initiative targets tertiary students from Singapore and startups in NIC, which is a Hanoi-based unit under the Ministry of Planning and Investment.

The collaboration will include various internships, entrepreneurial activities, and startup-related programs organized at Keppel’s overseas offices, starting with Vietnam. The launch is anticipated to take place in the last quarter of this year.

The MOU signing occurred during the seventh Singapore Regional Business Forum (SRBF) held recently in Hanoi, with the presence of Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Le Minh Khai and Singaporean Minister for Manpower Tan See Leng, who is also the Second Minister for Trade and Industry of Singapore.

By leveraging their expertise and resources, the partnership between Keppel, NP, and NIC highlights their shared commitment to promoting talent development, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the region, as stated in a joint statement by the stakeholders.

Linson Lim, chief representative (Vietnam) of Keppel Corporation, said, “As a global asset manager and operator with strong capabilities in infrastructure, real estate and connectivity, Keppel will be able to expose participants to different sectors through meaningful internship opportunities and mentorship.”

Ngee Ann Polytechnic is one of Singapore’s leading higher learning institutions with over 13,000 students enrolled in about 40 courses across diverse disciplines.

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