The pioneer batch of 25 students from the NUS-FinTechSG Programme, jointly developed by the NUS FinTech Lab and Strategic Technology Management Institute (STMI) graduated.
All of the Singaporean students in the pioneer batch received either full-time positions or traineeships with partnering companies such as DBS and UBS.
The program was launched on 6 July 2020 to nurture Singapore’s next generation of fintech talents and full-stack developers. The students graduated in a virtual ceremony after undergoing a structured two-month intensive full-time course on the fundamentals of financial services technology and business.
Students enrolled in the program may choose to join full-time positions, internships, or access employment opportunities with partner enterprises, through an optional trainee stipend co-funding scheme supported under the SGUnited Traineeship Programme that was earlier introduced by the Ministry of Manpower and Workforce Singapore.
The skills acquired by the students, in areas such as front and back-end development, cloud computing, software development and IT operations, as well as database and security, gives them an advantage in the job market.
Professor Mohan Kankanhalli, Dean of the NUS School of Computing and Chairman of the FinTech Lab Advisory Board, said,
“We are happy to see our first batch of fintech graduates find good positions at leading financial institutions and multinational corporations. In light of the global pandemic, more businesses are expected to adopt fintech products or services to improve operational efficiency and enhance customer experience. Technology will be at the forefront of our ‘new normal’, and we look forward to seeing our graduates seize the many opportunities ahead of them.”
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