Second year collaborating with the Singapore-Industry Scholarship (SgIS) to groom future leaders

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One year after onboarding our first batch of Singapore-Industry Scholarship (SgIS) scholars, Ecquaria extends a warm welcome to our second batch of scholars. Dr Foong Wai Keong, CEO of Ecquaria present the scholarship to the scholars at the 2016 SgIS Award Ceremony. The award was graced by Mr Ng Chee Meng, Acting Minister for Education (Schools), and Senior Minister of State for Transport.

SgIS, a multi-industry scholarship, is a collaboration between the Singapore government and industry leaders to groom young Singaporeans into future leaders. It underscores the commitment to develop Singaporean talent. Aligned with the vision of this initiative, Ecquaria pledged to be one of the sponsoring organisations last year.

Ecquaria has programme put in place for this initiative. It aims to provide a platform for the scholars to have a head start, stretching them to reach their maximum potential. Other than company events like the dinner and games, they were also given the opportunity to intern with strategic projects like the Singapore Customs’ New Trade Statistics System (TSS) and Family Justice Courts’ (FJC) Family Applications Management System 2 (FAMS2).

These trailblazing projects employ leading-edge technologies. The design of TSS includes Data Trend Analysis capabilities which enables business users to dynamically interact with the data. FAMS2 boasts of various new technologies such as OpenStack and Microservices. Court processes will be u

ninterrupted and scalable by tapping on the potential of the virtual private cloud and a system that is resilient and agile.

One of the scholars who is working on FAMS2 for his internship appreciated that he is assigned to the project during its initial phase. It enables him to “grasp the concepts quicker as well as being able to gradually see the project take shape”. He highlighted that “it is satisfying to see the concepts that I had learnt in school being applied and used in a corporate environment”.

Jennifer, HR Manager of Ecquaria, is glad that “it has been a rewarding journey for both the scholars and Ecquaria”. The internship not only provides a platform for our scholars to apply the technical concepts that were learnt in school. It also provides them with an glimpse of the working world and a place for them to hone their soft skills through real-life interaction with the clients.

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