NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye delivering his opening address at NUS Lifelong Learning Festival.
FutureWork Panel Discussion on what organisations must do to help our human capital ride on opportunities brought about by digitalisation and the green transition. From left to right: Professor Susanna Leong (Law ’89), Vice Provost (Master’s Programmes & Lifelong Education), and Dean (School of Continuing and Lifelong Education); Professor Fong Kok Yong (Medicine ’80), Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer (Medical and Clinical Services), SingHealth; Mr Dean Tong, Managing Director and Head, Group Human Resources, United Overseas Bank Limited; Mr Frank Koo (Business ’90), Head of Asia, Talent and Learning Solutions, LinkedIn
Q&A during masterclass on developing futureready healthcare professionals. Left to right: Associate Professor Lau Tang Ching (Medicine ’91), Associate Professor Zhou Wentao (Nursing ’09), and Associate Professor Chong Choon Seng (Medicine ’04) from NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.
Ms Susan Lee, Lecturer from the NUS Centre for English Language Communication presenting a Masterclass on future-proofing workplace communication skills.
NUS Lifelong Learning Festival 2022: Helping alumni and Singapore’s workforce meet the demands of the future workplace
Thank you for making NUS Lifelong Learning Festival 2022: FutureWork a roaring success! Organised by the NUS School of Continuing and Lifelong Education (SCALE), the Festival was part of the ongoing SkillsFuture Singapore Festival, aimed at promoting and supporting lifelong learning as the future of work continues to evolve. The event was graced by over 30 experts, industry leaders and academics, including Minister for Education Mr Chan Chun Sing. Out of over 1,000 participants, around 400 NUS alumni attended the event, which was held at Shaw Foundation Alumni House.
To mark NUS’ commitment to supporting its alumni in their career advancement, transition, and lifelong learning goals, the University announced a new alumni benefit: an automatic 15% tuition fee rebate on over 60 Masters by Coursework programmes which are not subsidised by the government.
On top of the tuition fee rebate, NUS also unveiled a refreshed Career+ mobile app, an AI-powered learning and career development tool designed exclusively for NUS students and over 330,000 alumni. The new enhancements help identify the relevant skills required for the user’s career aspirations, and match skills gaps to courses offered by various Institutes of Higher Learning.
News of these initiatives was well-received by NUS alumni. Ms Pavita Puansari (Design and Engineering ‘22), an Operations Executive who recently graduated with a Bachelor of Technology in Industrial and Management Engineering, said, “With the tuition fee rebates, NUS has addressed a concern of many who intend to pursue postgraduate studies, myself included – the financial impact and potential return on investment in upgrading ourselves. These new initiatives are beneficial and will give many an extra push to pursue further studies.”
Are you ready to thrive in the future workplace? Learn more about lifelong learning benefits for NUS alumni here.
Submitted by Mr Jared Lai.
- Faculty - Continuing and Lifelong Education