29 Jul '11, 3pm

33 new scholarships awarded to help fill talent gaps for SMEs: To fill this gap, SPRING Singapore gave out 33 sc...

33 new scholarships awarded to help fill talent gaps for SMEs: To fill this gap, SPRING Singapore gave out 33 sc...

SINGAPORE: Attracting talent has been a challenge for many small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Competition from bigger players and fear of higher cost of wages have caused SMEs to lose out in the hiring process. To fill this gap, SPRING Singapore gave out 33 scholarships on Friday as part of its campaign to increase the pool of talent for small businesses. 19-year-old Fiona Lee is among the 33 recipients of this year's SME-SPRING Executive Development Scholarship (EDS). Through this, the incoming university freshman will have a chance to work at Sakae Sushi and learn about the food industry. Lee hopes to set up her own pastry business someday. "I am very confident that I can learn a lot from them and contribute what ideas I have to them. In the future, if I want to open up my own business, I can put this into play and learn from it," said Lee. SPRING's EDS programme ident...

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