29 December 2021 – WiseNet Asia today hosted a webinar on overview of the Singapore education system for the Principals Academy Inc (PAI), Singapore and Chongqing Bashu Secondary School, China.

The Guest Speaker is Mrs. Belinda Charles, The Dean of PAI.  The Principals Academy Inc (PAI) was established in 2003 as part of the Singapore Government’s vision to develop the nation into a thriving international education hub. PAI’s work revolves around the provision of professional development, accreditation, consultancy and enrichment to educators in Singapore and around the world.

Established in 1933, Chongqing Bashu Secondary School is one of the top ten secondary schools in China.  It’s alumni include former Vice Premier of the State Council, academicians and professors in renowned universities, scientists and experts in different sectors.

The webinar enabled participants to have better in depth understanding of the educational system in Singapore, and also facilitated exchanges on educational best practise in both sides.


Chongqing, December 17, 2021 – The opening ceremony of the China-Singapore (Chongqing) Big Data Intelligent Industry Demonstration Park was held in the Xiantao International Big Data Valley in Yubei District. During the event, the online signing ceremony of China-Singapore cooperation projects in the field of information and communication was inked, together with the launch of the 2022 Singapore Chongqing Youth Talent Internship Program

The launch of the Singapore (Chongqing) Youth Talent Station internship program in 2022 signifies the determination of Chongqing enterprises to bring in high-quality overseas talents. The program is a talent cooperation project created by China and Singapore to jointly promote remote internships and entrepreneurship among Singaporean university students and young talents.

WiseNet Asia, as a close partner of the Singapore (Chongqing) Youth Talent Station, is represented by Karen Woong, General Manager, China.  Ms Woong, together with leaders of the China-Singapore (Chongqing) Connectivity Initiative Bureau and the People’s Government of Yubei District, jointly launched the 2022 Singapore (Chongqing) Youth Talent Station Internship Program. The heads of the four universities, National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Polytechnic University, and Singapore Xinyue University of Social Sciences, also participated in the launching ceremony online.

According to the plan, in 2022, we will continue to launch summer joint internships, accelerate the progress of cooperation with Singapore Management University (SMU) and University of Technology and Design (SUTD), and strive to achieve full coverage with all 6 public universities in Singapore within this year (currently four post pandemic).  It is planned to promote 100 young talents from universities and colleges to come to Yubei for field inspections, innovation and entrepreneurship, and provide more international outstanding young talents for high-quality enterprises.

The Singapore (Chongqing) Youth Talent Station will be based on the Yubei District Youth Talent Station. Through the establishment of strategic cooperation with top universities in Singapore, it will take the lead in promoting young talents from Singapore and the “Belt and Road” countries to come to Chongqing for internship training, entrepreneurship and employment.

With its sound talent servicing mechanism and collaboration model, the youth talent station will continue to expand its network base in the future, and explore to provide more international outstanding young talents for Singapore enterprises and Sino-Singapore projects in Chongqing.

About the Singapore (Chongqing) Youth Talent Station

Singapore (Chongqing) Youth Talent Station is jointly started by the Chongqing Connectivity Initiative Bureau (CCIB) and the People’s Government of Yubei District. Based in Yubei District, it is the first to promote Singapore and the “Belt and Road Initiative” through the establishment of strategic talent cooperation with top universities in Singapore. “National young talents come to Chongqing for internship, training, entrepreneurship and employment, to create a demonstration platform for Sino-Singaporean youth talent cooperation.

In September 2019, the Yubei District Talent Service Center, Xiantao Big Data Valley and WiseNet Asia, Singapore inked the “Singapore (Chongqing) Youth Talent Station Collaboration Agreement”. In the same month, the People’s Government of Yubei District and the National University of Singapore signed an agreement for joint development of the Youth Talent Station. In December 2019, the first batch of 30 students from the National University of Singapore successfully carried out a 5-week cross-border internship training in more than 10 companies including Huawei Innovation Center in Xiantao Big Data Valley and Transsion Communications.

In May 2020, April 2021, and October 2021, on the basis of cooperating with the National University of Singapore, Yubei District also collaborated with Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) and Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) respectively.  In the 2020 summer remote internship program, 30 students from Singapore, Malaysia and other regions carried out a 2-month remote internship in major companies in Yubei such as Jinshan Technology and Haite Automobile Exhaust.

WiseNet Asia is responsible for coordinating the selection and placement of interns with employers, assisting interns to go to Chongqing Xiantao Big Data Valley for internships and exchanges, and will also provide a series of pre-training programs for students going overseas for internships, such as personal assessment, workplace training, cultural IQ training, etc., to prepare overseas interns for pre-employment and to integrate them into Chongqing’s culture more easily.


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