3 November 2023 – The Association of Electronic Industries in Singapore (A.E.I.S.) and the National Trades Union Congress’ (NTUC) U SME are pleased to announce the signing of asigned a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that marks the beginning of a collaborative effort to enhance advocacy and support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)and their workforce within the electronics sector in Singapore.
The MOU was officially signed on November 3, 2023, during the AEIS 50th-anniversary dinner, held at the Holiday Inn Atrium Hotel. Representing AEIS, Mr. Steven Sin, President, signed the agreement, while Ms. Yeo Wan Ling, Director of NTUC U SME and U Women and Family, signed on behalf of NTUC. This significant event was witnessed by Mr. Yeo Guat Kwang, Assistant Director-General of NTUC, and Mr. Andrew Peh, Vice President of AEIS.
The partnership to promote collaboration between both organizations, thereby addressing the unique needs and challenges faced by SMEs and their workforce in the electronics industry more effectively. Such collaboration encourages the creation of a more conducive business environment for SMEs and a healthier working environment for their employees, fostering holistic growth and sustainability.The key objectives of this collaborative effort include:
(a) Making every SME workplace a better workplace.
(b) Enhancing the quality of work within SMEs.
(c) Empowering every SME worker to become a better professional.
Through this MOU, AEIS and NTUC U SME are committed to advancing the interests of SMEs and the SME workforce in the electronics sector, contributing to the growth and development of this vital industry in Singapore.Background AEIS
Association of Electronic Industries in Singapore (A.E.I.S) is an association based in Singapore that digitally and physically connects electronic industries to potential end-user clients. It was established on 7th November 1973. It is a non-profit organization that represents all facets of industrial and commercial electronics. AEIS has been connecting electronics industry in Singapore by creating a platform for members to communicate and go beyond borders and boundaries. This is achieved through networking with local government agencies and overseas electronics associations.
About NTUC U SME
Established in 2014, NTUC U SME is a Labour Movement initiative to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) tackle critical issues and challenges. By working with SME business leaders and human resources practitioners, U SME strives to meet the objectives of making: Every SME a better SME, Every SME job a better job, Every SME worker a better worker.
Through NTUC's network of affiliated unions and associations as well as partners for a range of services and resources via the NTUC-led U SME, SMEs can now achieve the following:
• Workplace Protection for the interests of SME employees
• Progression opportunities for SME employees to develop future-ready skill sets
• Placement programmes to nurture and to reach out to new talent
• Privileges to offer competitive staff welfare benefits
SME business leaders with U SME can also tap into opportunities for business growth:
• Wide array of leadership and management programmes to prepare SME business leaders to be future-ready
• Business advisory and productivity-related grants to assist SME business leaders to transform their businesses
• Events and activities such as SME Symposium and Learning Journeys to gain new knowledge and contacts
Eileen Ang Alethea Zhang
Executive Director Senior Consultant
AEIS NTUC Strategic Communications