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Nearly 200 individuals, institutions win NTUC awards

Sixty-one individuals and 138 institutions were recognised at the NTUC May Day Model Partnership Awards on Saturday for their efforts at improving productivity.

SINGAPORE: Sixty-one individuals and 138 institutions were recognised at the NTUC May Day Model Partnership Awards on Saturday for their efforts at improving productivity.

Into a sixth year, the labour movement's awards pay tribute to individuals who are adaptable and continue to upgrade their skills.

Companies are also recognised for improving workers' jobs and putting in place good workplace practices.

The labour movement said it takes more than individuals' efforts to upgrade their skills, pointing to the support from family, colleagues, supervisors and management.

Over 500 award winners and guests attended the event held at the Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability in Jurong.

Siti Baizurah Kassim, an awardee of the NTUC May Day Model Partnership Awards 2014, said: "I love to see the children, how they grow.

"My passion made me want to become an infant care teacher. So I took a course -- first a fundamental course, after that, infant care. Now I'm an infant care teacher." 

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