The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health has signed a deal with the main provider of workplace health and safety training in Singapore, NTUC LearningHub. NTUC has registered to deliver the CIEH level 2 Food safety, and level 1 and 3 Environmental protection qualifications.
The NTUC LearningHub is a social enterprise committed to ensuring the lifelong employability of the Singapore workforce by providing innovative and affordable high quality training.
It was established in 1982 and is owned by the Singapore National Trade Union Congress.
Currently, more than 250,000 people receive training each year at the LearningHub.
The CIEH was originally approached by NTUC LearningHub in September 2007 following an introduction by UK Trade and Investment.
NTUC approached potential UK partners to widen their portfolio of qualifications on offer and chose to partner with CIEH thanks to the Institute’s good international reputation.
Kris Murali, MD of the CIEH's commercial arm and newly appointed Business Development Director David Denton visited Singapore in mid January to conclude the deal which comprised:
- Signing a memorandum of understanding between the two organisations. The signatories were Kris and Zee Yoong Kang, CEO NTUC LearningHub
- Auditing, inducting and registering their selected trainers
- Auditing and registering the NTUC as a prospective training centre
- Facilitating the start-up of the “new” CIEH qualifications – talks to sales and marketing staff, quality assurance director, and the NTUC’s assessment partner CertCentral – another social enterprise that conducts tests and exams on vocational subjects.
Commenting on the deal, Mr Chan Mun Kitt, General Manager, Workplace Safety and Health Training said:
"We are pleased to be associated with a reputable organisation like the CIEH. On our side, we will do our homework by speaking with the relevant authorities and finding out more about their views on CIEH courses.
We will also work with our sales and marketing team and gather feedback from clients about CIEH courses. We will work closely with marketing and promotion at CIEH, including printing of marketing collaterals, joint-certificates as well as organising seminars and workshops."
Kris Murali said:
"We are very pleased to work with the NTUC Training Hub to support their training activities in raising standards of public health through the introduction of our high quality training and education materials.
We are delighted to be working with a reputable partner with the scale to help us learn more about operating as an awarding body in the Far East. "