In 2017, NTUC and GCNS signed an MOU to launch the GCNS Sustainability Programmes - consisting of the Sustainability Internship Programme (SIP) and Sustainability Professionals Programme (SPP). The programmes target youth and PMETs respectively to prepare individuals to transition to the rising demand for sustainability professionals.
The first run of SIP began in late 2017, resulting in five youths securing internships and two youths landing full-time jobs in the sustainability sector. In 2018, the first run of SPP was implemented, comprising 18 PMETs across diverse industries.
On 17 March 2018, we graduated our first cohort of SIP participants and appointed the first cohort of SPP participants. The participants were presented with their certificates by Mr Chan Chun Sing, Secretary-General, NTUC and Minister, Prime Minister's Office.
SIP was made possible with the support of Young NTUC, National Environment Agency and the National Youth Council. SPP was made possible with the support of NTUC U Associate and Employment & Employability Institute of Singapore.
On the 23rd of February, GCNS organised a Lunar New Year appreciation lunch for our Gold Donors, to extend our gratitude for the support over the past year, and the continued support in the coming one. Mr Ho Meng Kit, Vice-President, and Mr Wilson Ang, Executive Director of GCNS delivered their welcome address, after which, our GCNS secretariat Managers briefed members on the agenda for their resepctive teams, for the coming year. It is important to us to keep our members informed and engaged year round, and align expectations for the betterment of corporate sustainability. We look forward to working more closely with our members!