Dated: 3 March 2005
Thinking of becoming Singapore’s next Jack Neo or Nickson Fong? Here’s your chance to find out how at Career 2005, the annual 4-day career and education fair which kicks off today at Suntec Singapore.
This year, the Media Development Authority (MDA) will be highlighting the various careers and training opportunities available in the media industry. It will do this together with five media training schools and a production company.
The Chief Executive Officer of the MDA, Dr Christopher Chia, said the MDA was taking part in the exhibition as part of efforts to grow Singapore’s local talent pool. “We want young people to know about the exciting world of the media, and the kinds of very interesting jobs open to them,” said Dr Christopher Chia.
Visitors to JobStreet.com’s pavilion housing the MDA and media organisations’ booths can learn more about the various professional training courses offered by media institutions based here. One of them is New Zealand’s leading training institute, South Seas Film & Television School, which is setting up shop in Singapore this year.
Modelled after a TV station and running on a production schedule, its students can look forward to a unique and challenging production training experience. Besides South Seas, the Nanyang International Film Art College is also introducing its courses on film and television production techniques at the fair.
For aspiring animators, Digital Media Academy and Creative IT Training School are offering training courses on Maya, the 3D modelling and animation special effects software behind Hollywood blockbusters such as “Lord of the Rings”, “Spiderman” and “Shrek”, as well as popular games such as “Tomb Raider”, “The Hulk” and “Star Wars".
To demonstrate how Maya works, Intense Animation Studio will be conducting character animation and modelling demonstrations at its booth. In addition, production house, Lights & Shadows Pte Ltd, will be on the lookout for potential 3D animators and graphic designers at the fair.
The 4-day fair will also feature media career talks by speakers from the various media institutions.
By featuring the media as a career at the Career 2005 exhibition, the MDA hopes to create greater public awareness of the wide spectrum of career and job possibilities, as well as the professional training, skills and technological know-how required to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving media industry.
The MDA booth itself will feature career possibilities, upcoming public talks on the media, and information on its schemes to assist qualified students and media practitioners who wish to pursue media education both locally and abroad.
Under its Media 21 masterplan, the MDA aims to turn the media sector into a key growth engine for the economy with a gross domestic product (GDP) contribution of 3 per cent by 2013, and to create some 10,000 new jobs in media sectors such as film, television, digital media, and publishing.
The media career and education booths are located at booth number J170 in Hall 603 at Suntec Singapore.
ABOUT CAREER FAIR 2005
Career 2005 is Singapore and the region’s largest career and education event, The CAREER series is organised by the Singapore Professional Centre, alongside with the professional event organiser, HQ Link Pte Ltd, and officially supported by the Ministry of Education. Over the years, the CAREER series has brought students, job seekers and working professionals together with representatives from various industry sectors and recognised education institutes successfully to aid recruitment, employment and education needs. Spanning across three exhibition halls at Suntec Singapore Halls 601-603, this year’s event promises more than 10,000 jobs and 50,000 course placements, as it aims to be a one-stop platform for career and educational needs.
For more information, please contact:
Ms Cheong Tyng Tyng
Assistant Manager Corporate & Marketing Communications
Media Development Authority
Ms Junie Neo
Media Development Authority