With Singapore transiting towards a more knowledge-based economy, the Labour
Movement saw the need to assist the growing workforce of Professionals, Managers
and Executives (PMEs) in four key areas – Protection, Progression, Placement and Privileges (4Ps).
Initiated in 2011 by the Labour Movement, U Associate is a partnership programme designed to engage and support professional associations and PMEs. With U Associate, we can come together to achieve greater Growth, forge stronger Relationships and open up new Opportunities.
NTUC and its U Associates work with a sectoral focus in developing skills progression plans to prepare our PMEs to be future-ready.
Relationships play a huge part in growing
associations today. It is the bridge that allows
associations to thrive in their ecosystems by
leveraging on each others’ strengths and contacts.
U Associate bridges connections between industry leaders and fosters mutual understanding to achieve common goals.
Young Engineers Leadership Programme Launch on 18 August 2014
The Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES) is committed to the grooming of future engineering leaders.
In collaboration with the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), IES launched the Young Engineers Leadership (YEL) Programme, which is supported by NTUC’s Employment and Employability Institute (e2i). This programme aims to equip young engineers with the necessary leadership skills and technical knowledge to take their careers to the next level.
In addition, we work towards securing better job placement prospects for members through initiatives like the Upskilling Senior Engineers Programme. Other than providing pathways for career progression and placement, IES can tap into our resources, which brings more value and cost efficiency to them.
An opportunity for members to benefit from both your association and NTUC.
Union Training and Assistance Programme (UTAP)*
Members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support, capped at S$250 every year when they sign up for courses supported under UTAP.
Terms and conditions apply.
Tap into NTUC’s Resources and Network
As a U Associate Partner, you can take advantage of our diverse network of conference facilities across Singapore.
In addition, a dedicated account manager will work hand in hand with you on joint programmes and other strategic initiatives.
Singapore HR Congress & Business-Connect Exposition on 9 September 2014
The Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI) represents the strong interest of HR professionals
in Singapore to create better workplace for employees, which is aligned with NTUC’s objective of
enhancing the social status and well-being of workers.
Both SHRI and NTUC also recognise the importance of strong tripartite relations. Together, we work towards better labour-management practices and a better understanding of workplace needs. The Labour Movement’s participation in SHRI events and programmes – HR Day @ SHRI, Singapore HR Congress, HR Dialogue and the National Workplace Happiness Survey demonstrates how strong relationships within U Associate can help associations achieve their goals.
Through U Associate, SHRI members are able to keep abreast on the latest efforts by the Labour Movement and benefit from a greater understanding of workplace matters.
Access to NTUC-Related Organisations
With strong connections to NTUC-related organisations such as NTUC’s e2i and the Ong Teng Cheong Labour Leadership Institute (OTCi), U Associate helps associations on their learning and development initiatives.
Engagement and Networking Sessions
Strengthen and deepen relationships between members and associations through engagement and networking sessions.
Industry Advisory and Advocacy
Access to key Labour Movement leadership platforms such as May Day Rally and National Day Observance Ceremony alongside our tripartite partners.
Mr. Adam Khoo as a Keynote Speaker at the Future Leaders Summit on 6 June 2014
U Associate is a platform for Adam Khoo Learning Technologies Group (AKLTG) to reach out to a
greater number of PMEs within the U Access Ecosystem.
Co-organised by AKLTG and NTUC, the Future Leaders Community (FLC), which is part of the 3-stage Future Leaders Programme (FLP), is designed to meet members and participants’ personal, professional, financial and entrepreneurial needs. This is an example of how we can cross-leverage our strengths to open up more opportunities for the association.
With U Associate, you can be part of a larger network. Together, we can unlock new opportunities with the U Access Ecosystem.
Alliance of U Associate Partners
that spans different industries and brings together a diverse set of strengths.
Over 900,000 NTUC members,
of whom 300,000 are PMEs.
Labour Movement Communities
for all collars, ages and nationalities such as nEbO, Young NTUC,
U Live, U Family, U Sports and more.
NTUC Social Enterprises
serving more than 2 million customers such as NTUC FairPrice, NTUC Income, NTUC Club, NTUC Health and more.
61 NTUC-Affiliated Unions and
26 U Associate Partners
In the U Associate Programme, we believe in forging strong partnerships within our eco-system. Through events that target top leaders and memebers of the U Associate Partners and other industry players, we know that this leads to a synergy that will result in more ideas and in turn benefit the PMEs we serve.
In the U Associate partnership, we form strategic alliances and leverage on our strengths to open
up greater opportunities for both our associations and PMEs.
Preparing PMEs to be future-ready and future-proof, U Associate is underlined by the essence of the four key areas – Protection, Progression, Placement and Privileges (4Ps). Together, we accelerate growth and nurture mutual success.