Trainers Connect 2023: A Night of Appreciation
In a world driven by knowledge, innovation and constant evolution, one group of individuals play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our next generation. Associate trainers of the tribe are the unsung heroes of education in the enrichment training segment, who have the influence and ability to help individuals unlock their full potential.
On 1st of September 2023, Trainers Connect 2023: A Night of Appreciation was held to honour our trainers - the dedicated professionals who tirelessly work behind the scenes, molding minds, and empowering generations. It was an evening dedicated to celebrating these remarkable individuals who have dedicated their lives to the pursuit of knowledge and personal growth.
A Grand Gathering of Minds
Despite the presidential elections voting that happened earlier in the day, more than 150 trainers turned up for the event. Staff from different teams organised this event with meticulous preparations done to perfection to celebrate this occasion. As the event commenced, our Managing Director Mr. Terry Lim took the stage, hosting the evening and presenting the concept of Trainers Connect – connecting trainers from diverse backgrounds, sharing our collective vision for the future and encouraging trainers to take the step of reskilling and upgrading themselves to prepare for the changing industry landscape.
Mr. Lim updated the trainers about upcoming events like the F1 in Schools World Finals, the biggest Global STEM competition in the world which Mastereign is co-organising and will be happening in September 2023. He then shared about the various "Train the Trainers” Programmes we have lined up and encouraged trainers to register for them. He also talked about SkillsFuture Singapore’s mid-career upgrading framework - Critical Core Skills and also the company’s upcoming Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives such as “Community Connect 2023”.
In closing, Mr. Lim shared the story of a little known teacher named Imogene "Teddy" Hill (1927-2003), who was a teacher of and an inspiration to the late Steve Jobs, former co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple during his tender years. As an encouragement to trainers of the tribe, her legacy serves as a testament to the indelible mark trainers can leave on the lives they touch to produce great men and women they themselves might not be destined to be.
The evening continued with a series of training sessions led by renowned guest speaker Mr. Francis Ho, an expert in the field of education and personal development. Francis shared valuable insights with his talk titled "Paradigm Shift for the Digital Era." He spoke about how trainers can achieve success in a world where no one owes anyone anything and how to work on themselves and not just on their job by being prepared for opportunities.
Attendees were captivated by his wisdom, as he elucidated the essential skills and mindsets that can lead to success in both personal and professional life. The session was deeply motivating and reminded everyone of the incredible potential within themselves and to be the best version of themselves.
Celebration and Camaraderie
After the enlightening training sessions, attendees were treated to a sumptuous buffet spread, where trainers from various brands came together to celebrate Teachers' Day. This moment of camaraderie was a testament to the unity among trainers, regardless of their diverse backgrounds and specialties. The shared passion for education and personal growth bonded them together.
Adding a melodious touch to the evening, the talented Mr Robin Choo (also known as Busking Robin), Director of Aquarius Soft, a software partner of Mastereign, took to the stage for a captivating busking session. The music resonated with the audience, creating an atmosphere of joy and togetherness. The evening was further enriched with photobooth sessions, allowing attendees to capture memories of this special night.
Mastereign would like to thank our corporate sponsors for their generous support of the "Trainers Connect 2023" event: Focus Ceramic Services Pte. Ltd, Flight Experience Singapore, Go Virtual Reality Singapore, and Aik Shen Bus. Their commitment to the cause of education and their partnership was instrumental in making this event a success.
A Night of Surprises
As the evening came to an end, there was a sense of excitement in the air as everyone gathered for the cake cutting ceremony. The event finale culminated in the announcement of the grand lucky draw winner who walked away with a cash prize of SGD$500.00. Everyone could feel the anticipation and excitement in the room, making it a perfect way to wrap up a night filled with gratitude, knowledge sharing and joyful festivities.
The Trainers Connect: A Night of Appreciation event was more than just an event; it was a heartfelt tribute to trainers who shape the minds of future generations. As a result, it highlighted the importance of trainers and the profound impact they can have in our lives.
Everyone has a teacher/ trainer who played a significant role in our development. In order for our future to be brighter, we recognise, appreciate, and support these unsung heroes of education.