|By PR Newswire||
|April 7, 2014 09:26 PM EDT||
-- Top finalists received cash prizes and internships
SINGAPORE, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Some of the brightest tertiary students had the opportunity to take on and propose solutions to problems faced in the public sector at the recent Frost & Sullivan Singapore Case Challenge 2014 held on Friday, 4 April at The Pod, National Library Building, Singapore.
The Frost & Sullivan Case Challenge 2014 offers existing undergraduates an opportunity to develop and present solutions for Nairu (a fictional country) to help her develop a nation-wide manpower strategy to ensure that the future demands of the workforce are met, while simultaneously balancing the need for economic growth.
"Through this case challenge, we are able to engage with the younger generation for their unique perspectives and allowing them an insight into the fast-paced world of research and consulting," said Mr Manoj Manon, Senior Partner and Managing Director of Frost & Sullivan, Asia Pacific.
The case challenge was open to all undergraduates from universities in Singapore, across all faculties. The successful applicants were mentored by Frost & Sullivan consultants, and a total of five finalist teams were selected for the final round.
The finalist teams presented their proposals to an esteemed panel of judges which included Mr Lam Chuan Leong, Adjunct Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Mr Ong Ye Kung, Director of Group Strategy, Keppel Corporation, Mr Philip Lim Feng, Chief Executive Officer, Exploit Technologies, Mr Kevin Cheong, Chairman, Association of Singapore Attractions and Mr Manoj Menon, Senior Partner and Managing Director of Frost & Sullivan, Asia Pacific.
The finalists were judged based on their communication skills, logical reasoning and flow, innovativeness of the proposed solution, feasibility of the proposed solution and completeness of the submission.
After careful deliberation, Team Whole One from the Singapore University of Technology and Design and Team CVS from the National University of Singapore emerged as the top two finalists respectively. They were also offered internship opportunities at Frost & Sullivan.
"It was encouraging to see these young talents set their minds to developing innovative solutions to problems faced by governments and here at Frost & Sullivan, we look forward to working with them in the future. We believe that they will be an asset as we strive to effectively contribute and develop new competencies and skill sets in driving our growth locally and globally," said Mr. Menon.
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