In line with the national SkillsFuture initiative, Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Ubisoft Singapore (Ubisoft) to provide highly-relevant game development training and collaborative mentorship for its students. The structured internship programme will place final-year NYP students from the School of Interactive & Digital Media in a real-life game development environment at Ubisoft, where they will gain insights directly from its senior management. On successful completion of the internship programme, selected students may be hired under the SkillsFuture Earn and Learn programme - providing a smooth transition from internship to career opportunities and on-the-job training at Ubisoft after graduation. If selected, these graduates will also embark on a Specialist Diploma in Game Development programme conducted by NYP.
Just earlier this year, Ubisoft - the leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services - was selected to be amongst the top 10 best technology companies to work for in the Republic, by the Singapore Computer Society.The gaming studio boasts a multicultural team and is known for nurturing local talents with its robust talent development framework. NYP, too, has produced outstanding graduates who have gone on to set up their own gaming companies or excel in various projects with well-known studios worldwide - thus making Ubisoft and NYP an excellent match for more industry collaborations.
The MOU, will run for three years starting from 23 October 2015. As part of the agreement, each student intern will be assigned to an internship mentor to guide and mentor them towards achieving the defined learning outcomes. Ubisoft will also be partnering NYP staff and students to provide global insights on game development and business to further contribute to the industry's growth.
“NYP looks forward to working closely with Ubisoft Singapore to attract more young talents to consider this creative industry as a career. As Singapore works towards becoming South East Asia's games development hub, this is a great platform for our students to hone their skills in a real-world setting and contribute their talents to further boost the industry,” said Mr Daniel Tan, Director of School of Interactive & Digital Media at NYP.
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