Mediacorp and Singapore Polytechnic sign MOU to nurture next generation of media professionals
29 Mar 2021
SP and Mediacorp have signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to help develop students with job attachments, hands-on learning, sharing sessions and other opportunities. The two organisations will collaborate on 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. 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’s Media, Arts and Design School. As part of the partnership, SP Media, Arts and Design School students will have annual pitching sessions for Mediacorp digital content, with selected pitches potentially being greenlit into writing projects for internships and freelance arrangements. SP’s Principal and CEO, Soh Wai Wah, shared how the meaningful collaboration will help 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. Similar story was reported on Berita Mediacorp and Channel 8.