Providing opportunity for SIT's hospitality business students
Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS) will promote learning and career opportunities for students in the meeting, incentive, exhibition and convention (MICE) industry
5 October 2016 – Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) today entered into a two-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS) to promote learning and career opportunities for SIT students in the meeting, incentive, exhibition and convention (MICE) industry.
SACEOS promotes the growth and development of the local MICE industry, setting best practices and enhancing infrastructure and capabilities in the Singapore MICE industry.
SACEOS will introduce and familiarize SIT students to the MICE industry and its real-life business environments.
Key implementations of this MOU will include:
- Educational talks for SIT students by senior members of SACEOS
- SACEOS will assist to provide placement opportunities for SIT’s unique Integrated Work Study programme (IWSP), facilitating industry linkages through its membership base
- Jointly co-create executive development programmes for the Singapore MICE industry
Professor Loh Han Tong Deputy President (Academic) & Provost, SIT and Ms Janet Tan-Collis, President, SACEOS, sign the two-year Memorandum of UNderstanding (MOU) which would open doors for SIT Hospitality Business students in the meeting, incentive, exhibition and convention (MICE) industry
Said Prof Loh Han Tong, "SACEOS has been instrumental in raising professionalism within the local MICE industry and helping it prosper, making Singapore the best venue in Asia. SIT students will benefit vastly from SACEOS’ strong global network and also the opportunity of real-world experience in the MICE industry, falling strongly in line with our applied learning philosophy.
"SACEOS is the center of learning for all MICE and events professionals in Singapore. In fact, we are the only association in Asia who is able to offer and provide internationally recognized accreditation", explained Janet Tan-Collis, President of SACEOS. She concludes that, "the partnership with SIT will allow for jointly conducted educational talks and facilitate direct industry linkages between SIT and our members. We are thrilled to be partnering for the first time with a university focusing strongly on providing first class education to future MICE leaders."
The MOU was signed on October 5 by Professor Loh Han Tong, Deputy President (Academic) and Provost of SIT and Ms Janet Tan-Collis, President of SACEOS at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands.
About Singapore Institute of Technology
Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) is Singapore’s new autonomous university of applied learning. It aims to be a leader in innovative university education by integrating learning, industry and community as part of its unique pedagogy. Partnering world-class universities, SIT offers applied degree programmes targeted at growth sectors of the economy. SIT also aims to cultivate in its students four distinctive traits, or the SIT-DNA, which will prepare them to be ‘thinking tinkerers’, who are ‘able to learn, unlearn and relearn’, be ‘catalysts for transformation’ and finally, become ‘grounded in the community’.
About Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS)
SACEOS was set up in 1979 to be the voice and champion of the meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) industry, to help those in the business to develop and prosper, and to work closely with the government to meet the objective of making Singapore the best venue in Asia. Training has been and continues to be a cornerstone of SACEOS and it is a strategic pillar for the association to help members as Singapore and Asia grapple with greater competition from other regions, fight for talent, as well as manage and retain talent. SACEOS achieved a milestone in this area in 2014 by bringing professional courses with international accreditation, only available in Europe and the US previously, to Singapore and accessible to MICE practitioners throughout Asia. For more information on SACEOS please visit our website at www.saceos.org.sg