DIPLOMA IN ENGINEERING WITH BUSINESS (S42)
Team EEE Clinched $100,000 Funding for Startup Venture from National Youth Council
EEE team, comprising students, Toh Wei Quan (DEEE) and Adam Zuhaily (DCPE), and their mentor, Lawrence Luan, an EEE alumnus, was awarded up to S$100,000 grant from the National Youth Fund (NYF) for their idea on how to assist Singapore youth in preparing for their first job using innovative technology for coaching and training.
The NYF is a $100 million funding scheme of the National Youth Council (NYC) which supports ground-up youth initiatives that champion community and social causes through partnerships with youth sector organisations such as youth social enterprises, schools, institutes of higher learning (IHLs) and other community partners.
Lawrence is also the CEO and Founder of Octopus8, a social enterprise in Singapore that specialises in career management system. Adam and Wei Quan both interned at Octopus8 where they were given opportunities to prepare training materials, be involved in system design and development, conduct user acceptance test, training and meeting with the company’s established social service agencies and MNC clients.