Sennheiser Electronic Asia and Singapore’s Institute of Technical Education strengthen cooperation
Sennheiser Electronic Asia and the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) have taken their cooperation to a new level by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the recent “Germany-Singapore: A Future-Ready Partnership” event in Berlin, at an official signing ceremony in the presence of Her Excellency, Madam Halimah Yacob, President of Singapore. “A stronger Singapore- Germany partnership is important in the current climate of global economic uncertainty, and the challenge is thus to develop a ‘future-ready’ and ‘people-centric’ partnership. Foremost, this partnership must, among other things, be based on trust ”, commented President Halimah Yakob. Both parties aim to intensify their cooperation by providing unique work placement and educational opportunities for ITE students in Singapore and Germany.
Madam Halimah, and Mr Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education, were the guests of honour at the event, which was organised by the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Singapore – Germany and IHK Berlin. “We have been working successfully with ITE College West (CW) since 2015, and are truly delighted to intensify our cooperation,” said Mr Roland Lim, VP Sales, Sennheiser Asia, who signed the MOU together with Andrew Chong, Chairman, Board of Governors of ITE. The MOU signing was witnessed by Ms Low Khah Gek, CEO of ITE, and Mr Steffen Heise, CFO of Sennheiser. As part of the cooperation, Mr Kenan Phang, Senior RF engineer, Sennheiser Asia, delivers regular talks to CW students, aimed at driving positive change and making an impact in their future career aspirations. These cover technical aspects of RF wireless technology and general technological developments, as well as industry news and market trends in the pro audio field. In addition, Mr Phang also plays an instrumental role in overseeing the progress of students who commit to a 10 -week Sennheiser internship. These students also have the opportunity to spend two weeks at the company headquarters in Germany. During their internship, the students support the application engineering team that assist customers in their projects across the globe.