Mediacorp and Singapore Polytechnic (SP) have inked a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the joint development of a range of industry-relevant programmes and initiatives to support the growth and development of SP students throughout their full-time diploma course.
This strategic partnership between Mediacorp and SP aims to nurture the next generation of media professionals by leveraging the expertise of both organisations in offering in-depth industry-centric training to prepare them for careers in the growing media industry, said a press release.
This three-year partnership will support Mediacorp and SP’s common objectives of nurturing future talents for the media industry and driving creativity and innovation in the sector through collaborative projects.
“Our partnership with Mediacorp will help Singapore build a strong pipeline of industry-ready graduates with the right skillsets and work experience to grow our arts, design and media ecosystem, and position Singapore as the leading regional hub for nurturing creative talents,” Soh Wai Wah, Principal and CEO of Singapore Polytechnic said.
SP students can look forward to activities that have been specially structured to reinforce their skills and knowledge.
These activities include job attachments and hands-on learning, such as formalised mentorships with Mediacorp and internships with Bloomr.SG, Mediacorp’s digital content creator network.
Students will also be offered opportunities to work with Mediacorp on content co-creation and solutions for business challenges for their final-year projects.
These opportunities include a potential polytechnic-wide elective to groom aspiring YouTube content creators, with the course curriculum co-created by Bloomr.SG creators and SP Media, Arts and Design School.
Mediacorp will also provide cohorts with customised sharing sessions and learning journeys tailored to the students’ respective specialisations. On a broader level, careers talks and recruitment roadshows by Mediacorp will also offer graduating students career planning advice and information.
Tham Loke Kheng, CEO, Mediacorp said that they are committed to help groom aspiring media professionals by sharing industry knowledge and providing students with opportunities to put what they learn in the classroom into practice.
"With this MOU, we look forward to supporting Singapore Polytechnic in preparing the next generation of content creators for entry into the media sector, including exciting careers at Mediacorp,” he added.