YCH collaborates with Sichuan vocational institution to develop talent pipeline

Jun 17, 2015 12:00:00 AM

YCH collaborates with Sichuan vocational institution to develop talent pipeline

Sichuan, China, June 17, 2015 - Asia Pacific's leading integrated end-to-end supply chain management and logistics partner to global MNCs and aspiring growth enterprises signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Sichuan Vocational and Technical College of Communications ("SVTCC") to collectively offer a rigorous talent development program that combines both classroom and practitioner-based learning, aimed to help students develop relevant logistics skills and experiences upon graduation.

Dr Robert Yap, Executive Chairman of YCH Group (centre) and Mr Kwek Hwai Wee, Country General Manager of YCH Chengdu (5th from left) with key academic staff from SVTCC and representatives from Star Alliance Education, intermediary partner of the collaboration
Representatives from various parties touring around the SVTCC campus

Through this talent development program, graduates will receive the best-in-class academic learning from a specially designed curriculum that is coupled with practicum-based training through YCH's proprietary training material, mentorship with experienced trainers, information technology solutions and world-class supply chain facilities. All student enrolment will be undertaken by SVTCC, where high performing individuals with strong background and interest in the supply chain field will be chosen to participate in the training program. YCH will also provide the top 20% of each cohort an opportunity to join the 4000-strong YCH family upon graduation.

A firm believer in "teaching a man to fish", this partnership is part of YCH Group's array of learning and development initiatives to nurture supply chain talents in the region, driving the growth and enhancement of employment and employability. A spokesperson for Sichuan Provincial Department of Transportation said, "We are positive about the strategic cooperation between schools and enterprises to strengthen close partnership and promote a common platform for talent development. SVTCC is Sichuan's first vocational institute to collaborate with a multinational corporation and Asia's leading logistics company, the YCH Group, to develop and offer a wide range of learning and development programmes, mutually benefiting both parties and creating a win-win collaboration."

Mr. Kwek Hwai Wee, General Manager of YCH Chengdu said, "The Sichuan province has transformed into an important economix hub in the Western China region since our entry into Chengdu's Wuhou district in 2008. YCH is honoured to partner Sichuan's premium vocational institute, SVTCC, to jointly develop and nurture the next generation of supply chain talents, supporting the growth of the industry and economy in the region."

Executive Chairman of YCH Group, Dr Robert Yap witnessed the MOU signing. He added, "YCH Group is committed and well-equipped to empower students in SVTCC with practitioner-based experience, supplementing classroom learning to create future-ready supply chain talents in the region. This is our second partnership with a vocational institute in China that implements our proprietary talent development programme, and so far, we have been very encouraged by the students' responses. We are looking forward to more of such collaborations in the future."

YCH Group first introduced their proprietary talent development programme in China with Tianjin College of Commerce (TCC) in 2014. The third batch of students will graduate in August this year, amounting to more than 120 students who would have benefited from the joint programme.

About YCH Group

Founded in 1955 and headquartered in Singapore, YCH Group is the leading end-to-end supply chain solutions partner to some of the world's largest companies and favourite brands across the Asia Pacific region. Its suite of innovative award-winning end-to-end supply chain management solutions deliver powerful competitive advantages that are best-in-class across industry clusters from consumer and electronics to chemical and healthcare, as well as e-commerce. A strong proponent of innovation, YCH is recognized for its 7PLâ„¢ approach in seamlessly integrating supply chain strategy with execution.

As an extended family enterprise, YCH was awarded the May Day Model Partnership Awards 2014 for embracing diversity, encouraging continuous learning and the creation of a productive, resilient and sustainable workforce. The organization also won the Supply Chain Asia 'Overall Partner of the Year' and 'Supply Chain Security' awards in the same year, demonstrating its strong commitment to developing symbiotic partnerships with world-class customers.

YCH commemorates its 60th anniversary Diamond Jubilee this year in 2015, with a revamped CSR focus on Education, Environment and Engagement. For further information, please visit www.ych.com

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