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NTUC launches mentorship scheme, connecting PMEs with CEOs

Selected members will get to engage and learn from CEOs of various industries over coffee during the new Future Leaders Mentorship Sessions. 

SINGAPORE: A number of National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) members will stand to benefit from the experience and guidance of industry leaders via a new mentorship initiative.

Introduced on Thursday (May 22), the Future Leaders Mentorship Sessions will enable small groups of about 10 to 15 NTUC participants to engage CEOs from various industries in small, closed-door coffee meetings.

The initiative was introduced in response to a poll conducted last year by NTUC Membership, which found that 35 per cent of more than 850 professionals, managers and executives (PMEs) felt there could be more support at the workplace for skills upgrading and continuous learning.

NTUC said it hopes to hold about three of such sessions this year, and another six next year.

The Future Leaders Mentorship Sessions completes a three-stage Future Leaders programme by NTUC to enrich and support PMEs in their careers.

The other two initiatives include the Future Leaders Summit and Future Leaders Series. The former will be held this June and about 1,000 participants will get to hear from international thought leaders and entrepreneurs. Singapore Exchange Limited is one of the Summit's partners this year, and it will hold financial literacy clinics and workshops as part of the event, NTUC said.

The Future Leaders Series comprises a number of fireside chats with business leaders, with each session also allowing participants to network and learn from a CEO, it stated.

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