Jakarta, 8 March 2023 – Bank OCBC NISP, in collaboration with Singapore Management University (SMU), presents the OCBC NISP Summer Camp Program, the first summer camp organized by SMU for Indonesian students. This program is exclusively designed for high school students to gain real-life experience of university life as well as exposure to various industries that can inspire their next educational decision. The Summer Camp program will last for five days, and the participants will have a real life experience of being a university student by attending classes as well as visiting companies and universities.
According to a survey conducted by Data Indonesia , 82.1 percent of those surveyed said that most Indonesians expect their children to continue their education after high school to obtain a bachelor’s degree. This shows that most parents are already aware that higher education is a necessity in order to produce highly competitive human resources. Therefore, in this era of globalization, it becomes a challenge for parents to provide the best education for their children's future.
Chinni Yanti Tjhin, Retail Proposition Division Head Bank OCBC NISP said “Since 2021, we have been building partnerships with renowned universities to create an immersive program that gives high school students the opportunity to gain real-life experiences as university students. We have realized the importance of self-discovery for high school students before choosing their major in university. We hope that the OCBC NISP Summer Camp Program can give students the confidence and inspiration to shape their future.
She added: "In partnership with Singapore Management University (SMU), the OCBC NISP Summer Camp program is part of our beyond banking services for our affluent customers. We recognize that each customer has different needs depending on their stage of life, and we offer the Summer Camp to help parents support their children's journey of self-discovery."
The collaboration with Singapore Management University (SMU) is based on a shared vision and spirit of expanding and strengthening education and developing talent. SMU is a leading university in Asia with world-class research facilities and unique teaching methods that are recognized worldwide. SMU is also known for its interactive, collaborative and project-based learning approach.
Jack Lim, Executive Director of SMU Academy stated “We proudly announce our collaboration with OCBC NISP in organizing the first exclusive Summer Camp. We at SMU Academy believe in providing the young generation with the latest knowledge and skills to compete in this everchanging society. With the opening of SMU Overseas Center in Jakarta, we are pleased to offer this unique opportunity for young Indonesian to explore the diversity and dynamism of Singapore. Participants of this program will also have the chance to gain exposure to leading industries and businesses, as well as cultivate an appreciation for Singapore's culture and economy. Our overseas immersive activities in Singapore are a transformative experience that not only enriches participants' understanding of a global perspective, but also fosters personal and professional skills that will serve them well in the years to come.”
Bank OCBC NISP is the first bank to organize non-banking activities with a focus on education by collaborating with overseas universities to improve the quality of life of the younger generation. This opportunity also aims to build connections and enhance their networking skills from an early age, as they will interact with other participants as well as SMU students. As such, the program, which will be held from 10 to 14 July 2023, has a spirit that focuses on academic collaboration, talent development, thought leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Participants will gain first-hand experience of being a university student through the Summer Camp to get a deeper picture of university life. International learning activities and materials will be specially prepared for OCBC NISP Summer Camp participants, and an official certificate will be awarded to participants upon completion of the program. In addition, participants will gain in-depth experience in various industries by visiting international companies such as LinkedIn and local SMEs. Through this activity, participants will get an early introduction to the world of latest innovations, start-ups, incubators and their ecosystems.
Overview of Bank OCBC NISP
Bank OCBC NISP was established in Bandung in 1941 under the name Nederlandsch Indische Spaar en Deposito Bank. As of March 31th, 2022, Bank OCBC NISP serves customers through 205 office networks in 54 cities in Indonesia. Furthermore, customers could conduct transaction through the Bank's 496 ATM, more than 100,000 ATM networks in Indonesia, and connected to more than 700 OCBC Group ATM networks in Singapore and Malaysia. Bank OCBC NISP also serves customers through various digital channels, including mobile banking and internet banking – both for individuals and corporations. Bank OCBC NISP is one of the banks with the highest credit ratings in Indonesia, namely idAAA (stable) from PEFINDO and AAA(idn)/stable from PT Fitch Ratings Indonesia.
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