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Thu, Jan 18, 2018

President's Message



David Lee

Principal Trainer
Luminaries Lab Pte Ltd






The Association with Growing Significance

Have you noticed the "V" movement that is taking the world by surprise? It causes giants like Microsoft and Britannica to shiver and make unprecedented changes in humility. No, it's neither the television series "V" nor Shell's V-Power. It is the Volunteer movement that successful organisations with massive followers like Mozilla and Wikipedia are embracing. The belief that resources should be accessible to all is growing stronger each day. Against the traditional business thinking, sustainability is now achievable because the world is seeing an ever increasing number of people volunteering their time and expertise.

Are you one of the "V"s?

Whether as a member or industry partner, you have a chance to do so in APTS. We pride ourselves as a professional organisation run by volunteers.

APTS' Panel of Advisors 2013/14 for Professional Certification in Training (PCT) Programme has been appointed. We sincerely express our appreciation to the Advisors from Shangri-La Hotel, Shell, Asian International College, Marina Bay Sands (MBS), Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and APTS key appointment holders.

APTS plays a significant role in contributing towards making Singapore the Global Education Hub. The key goal is to develop our own Singapore brand in Professional Training Certification with support also from government agencies such as the Ministry Of Manpower and Ministry Of Education. The Hub identity will be significantly strengthened when Singapore carries authority in subject matters.

The uniqueness of APTS lies in the make up of its members. Today we have an increasing pool of experienced trainers from various industries coming together to share expertise and best practices. The monthly Networking & Training Workshops have been running successfully and receiving excellent feedback. The spirit of sharing, collaboration and friendship has not only attracted increasing number of practising trainers but aspiring ones as well.

APTS has grown steadily both in form and in substance since its formation.

It has become an entity where companies are coming to for training requests. Our advanced web portal which features the online profiles of our members has also ranked number 1 in Google for relevant key words. These further enhance the business and visibility of our members, not just in Singapore but across the globe.

With Singapore striving to be the Global Education Hub, the relevance and significance of APTS will grow by leaps and bounds in the coming years.

With the excitements ahead, I would like to acknowledge that it is the members who have brought the APTS thus far. My sincere appreciation goes especially to the Executive Committee whose selfless and professional contributions have been evident. Let’s continue to grow as an individual, as an association and as a nation.

Here's wishing Singapore a Happy 50th Birthday!

Keep Transforming!
David Lee