STEM First

Preparing Young Women for Careers in Fintech

About the Programme

Designed by industry leaders and co-hosted by IHLs across Singapore, STEM First FinTech Programme is a 7-month program educating and equipping young women from Year 2 and 3 from Polytechnic on the evolution and skills of Fintech.


The Programme aims:

  • To promote female inclusion and diversity in emerging technology ecosystems
  • To prepare female youths for business and/or digital careers in emerging technology fields
  • To equip female youths with training and facilitation skills following their learning journeys and future aspirations in emerging technology
STEM First Fintech Programme

Who is it for?

  • Year 2 & 3 Polytechnic Female Students
  • Has keen interest in developing workplace skills, and knowledge on the business applications and digital ecosystems of Fintech

Why Join Our Program?

Gain knowledge and insights from industry experts on the ABCs of Fintech

Increase fluency and confidence in business and digital applications of core and emerging technologies

Participate in real life and workplace projects to hone your skills and build professional experience for your resume

Expand professional and social networks with like-minded and motivated peers, instructors and industry partners

90.5% Graduation Rate

Since the inception of the programme, 138 female students have been recruited, with 125 successfully graduating from the programme.

Empowering Graduates for Success

Programme graduates have presented projects to the Citi Bank Leadership Team, served as panel speakers on Women in Payments/Fintech, and joined Women-Tech empowerment groups. Some have pursued Fintech-related degrees and secured internships/jobs within the field, with more opportunities expected for the upcoming year.
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The Curriculum

Workshops & Demo Days

Monthly Fintech Curriculum workshops & demo day projects to undercover the fundamentals of Fintech, through 5 Fintech topics:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Blockchain
  • Cyber Security and Cloud
  • Data Analytics
  • Environmental, Social, Governance and Sustainability (ESGs)

Industry Talks & Mentorship

Gain mentorship opportunities and attend panel discussions, and fireside chats with guest speakers in the STEM industry.

Exposure & Job Engagement Opportunities

Structured field trips and company visits for immersive learning. Job shadowing and potential internship opportunities.

2024 Programme Timeline

26 Jan 2024
Programme Registration Closes
30 Jan - 27 Feb 2024
Student Interview Screening
16 Mar 2024
Orientation Launch Session
Mar - Jul 2024
Monthly Workshops

23 March: Artificial Intelligence Workshop

20 April: Blockchain Workshop

18 May: Cyber Security and Cloud Workshop

22 Jun: Data Analytics Workshop

21 Jul: Environmental, Social, Governance and Sustainability (ESGs) Workshop

14 Sep
Capstone Project Presentation / Graduation Day

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Applicable to female students 17 years old and above