On 1st June 2018, STATS ChipPAC launched their Alumni event to regenerate interest and attract new interns into the semiconductor industry. There were about 60 students, industry partners and STATS management committee who were present to make this a successful internship launch program.
The primary target audience of the evening was the interns currently employed in STATs as well as former interns. STATs invested much time and effort reaching out to these group through current internship students and their supervisors. The social media platform, such as Facebook and WhatsApp, were also used to connect and invite students
STATs invited partners from the government sector and industry associations (Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association – SSIA), who added clout to the event and strengthened their outreach efforts, reaching out to institutes such as NTU, SIM, SIT, Republic Polytechnic, Temasek Polytechnic, WSG and UWEEI. This internship Alumni serves to generate positive publicity and attract talent back to the engineering profession, in particular semiconductor industry. There is a growing demand for engineering talents and this Alumni effort is an initiative that is aligned to support the national drive to increase the number of engineering talents.
The interns had a meaningful evening and were thrilled to learn more. Dr Yang Hong from Republic Polytechnic paid STATs a glowing tribute,
“This event is well organized and we are impressed. We believe that It will attract more talents into the semiconductor industry after this exciting journey. We also understood technology developed by SCS from your excellent presentation.”
As a build-up to the internship Alumni launch on 1st June, STATs established an ongoing series of promotion talks to connect with potential internship students in the tertiary education (polytechnics and universities) on the opportunities and growth prospects in SCS. The institutions that were reached out to were Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), Ngee Ann polytechnic, Republic polytechnic and Temasek polytechnic. More promotions are in the pipeline as they target on other universities like NUS and NTU.