Not a single poly student had ever been certified by the Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) while they are still studying as polytechnic students. But the three 19 year-old SP-DFI students proved the well-meaning doubters wrong.
From left: Alan Goh, Lewis Huang, Wang Jia Jun
Mentoring session by the industry professionals
||“The IBF Programme opens up a whole new world to me! As a polytechnic student, this programme has not only deepen my understanding of the financial industry and the real world requirements in technology and operations, but also offered me valuable networking opportunity with the industry practitioners. I thoroughly enjoyed interacting with the industry professionals and hearing their challenges at work.
Ultimately, the FITA program accredited by IBF is unparalleled in terms of the knowledge it provides, the friends you meet and the experience you gain!” as shared by Lewis Huang.
Graduation photos with the practitioners from the banking industry
On 25 November 2015, the three final year students from the Diploma in Financial Informatics (DFI) make history by becoming the first three polytechnic students to attain the certification programme offered by SMU-FITA (Financial IT Academy) in Technology & Operations. They were conferred by the Institute of Banking & Finance, which is the professional body governing the banking industry in Singapore, for attaining the IBF Level 1 competency.