UON Singapore collaborates with NTUC
UON Singapore Pte Ltd (UONS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the educational and training entity NTUC LearningHub Ltd (NTUCLH), which is part of Singapore’s National Trade Union Congress (NTUC).
The MOU provides a framework under which the University and NTUCLH can work to develop joint activities in education and training. NTUC works closely with the Singapore Government to improve the skills and capacities of workers, including workplace safety.
UONS senior academic a prominent contributor
Currently, UONS is negotiating with NTUCLH to deliver Masters Programs in areas that address the needs of NTUC members and the public.
The first activity that will take place between NTUCLH and UON has been agreed, and UONS, through its senior environmental science academic Dr Charles Lee, will develop a significant range of contextualized training materials in hazard identification in the Food and Beverage, Logistics, and Office Environment sectors in Singapore. Dr Lee is a prominent Singaporean bio safety academic and researcher who joined UONS in 2010, after returning home from the US.
These learning assets will be designed to fit with the training imperatives of the Singapore governments ‘Workplace Safety and Health Council’. These imperatives include improving the skills of workers in managing the risks of working at heights, working on hazardous surfaces, lifting, and working with electric current, fire, chemicals, and in hazardous air quality environments.
The growth of the partnership
In addition to delivery of academic programs, the University, through UONS, is looking forward to growing its engagement with NTUCLH in specialized training across the following sectors that have been identified by NTUC as critical to Singapore’s growth:
- Aerospace and Aviation
- Construction and Facility Management Services
- Electronics and Precision and Machinery Engineering
- Financial and Business Services
- Hospitality and Consumer Business
- Infocomm and Media
- Transport and Logistics
Robert J Cochrane, CPA
Pro Vice-Chancellor Singapore