Rebecca Sim (pictured second from left), a graduate from the Diploma in Logistics & Operations Management, has emerged as the Silver Medallist in the Freight Forwarding Category at WorldSkills Kazan 2019.
The 45th WorldSkills concluded on 27 Aug 19 after four days of intensive competition. A total of 1,354 young competitors from 63 countries pitted their skills across 56 skills competitions.
Team Singapore has achieved commendable results, with 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze and 17 medallions, with a record 9th placing!
Rebecca did School of Business proud with a silver medal in Freight Forwarding against other skills and vocational training powerhouses including China, Germany and Russia! Teaching staff Jenny Leong and Benson Tan, the technical expert and coach respectively, were also at the site to guide Rebecca behind the scenes.
A School of Business team comprising Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism Management alumni Tan Wei Jie and Li Wen Quan Winson and Diploma in Leisure and Events Management student Wayne Ang clinched the Most Innovative Award and Top 3 Finalists award in the River Hongbao Hackathon (RHBHacks) 2020.
Jointly organised by Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd, RHBHacks is a business challenge to foster youth entrepreneurship. Students from tertiary institutions were required to present business proposals to a panel of judges.
Our innovative and collaborative team of alumni and a third-year student spent two months exploring hawker centres in order to develop food-themed games as their business proposal, showcasing the spirit, culture and values that are symbolic of Singapore. The winning team walked away with a cash prize totalling $7, 500 and also had an opportunity to set up a stall at River Hongbao 2020 earlier this year.
Organised by SHRI, the HR Hackathon offers students a platform to develop an interest in HR and implement HR solutions to issues encountered by the HR industry. It required the competing teams to propose ideas and solutions to engage the future workforce meaningfully.
The winning team developed and presented a digital solution which won the judges over - a prototype HR onboarding app with features including employee handbook, SOP, Forum, Trivia, Poll, Points system for rewards.