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Singaporeans seeking to develop their careers within the inventive and technological fields, comparable to media and movie or UI/UX (consumer interface and consumer expertise) design, can participate in a month-long “trade” in New York.
Described as a social enterprise, NewYork.SG runs a profession growth programme in New York Metropolis for promising youth who reside in Singapore.
Professionals from firms like Google, Twitter, Spotify, The New York Instances, and Gong Cha, amongst others, conduct workshops for contributors in these industries.
The programme additionally requires contributors to finish a venture designed by an organization or knowledgeable there that may go of their portfolio.
On the finish of the programme, contributors will obtain profession help, like workshops and job suggestions, for as much as two years.
In response to The Straits Instances, chosen contributors can be flown to New York the place every of them can be assigned an adviser who will set out weekly challenges and discover out what contributors need to obtain.
The programme’s inaugural batch in March 2018, consisting of polytechnic graduates, was funded by the Nationwide Youth Council of Singapore (NYC).
The programme additionally launched a November consumption final 12 months focused at younger working adults.
From July subsequent 12 months, college college students will be capable to apply to participate within the programme too.
The initiative was impressed by New York-based Singaporeans who hope to empower decided younger individuals, its web site mentioned.
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