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About Train-The-Trainers (TTT) Program

The Train-The-Trainers Program consists of a series of training workshops held in SMU, conducted mainly by SMU Faculty, industry experts and government agencies to train student participants on Financial Planning, Investment, FinTech and Classroom Management. Spanning 4-6 weeks, the program concludes with an assessment involving a final presentation based on an assigned topic, as well as a Final Quiz to test the understanding of concepts taught. 

Curriculum

Financial Planning

Apart from saving and budgeting, TTT Trainers learn the other areas of personal finance such as estate planning, insurance, personal loans and taxes.

Investments

Why is $1 worth more today than it is tomorrow? TTT Trainers will be educated in ways to diversify their investment portfolio through Stocks, Bonds, Foreign Exchange, ETFs, Unit Trusts and REITs.

Classroom Management

How do I educate other young adults so that they easily understand financial literacy concepts? The program effectively teaches TTT Trainers ways to convey difficult financial literacy concepts to youths in an innovative manner.

Financial Technology (FinTech)

In this module, TTT Trainers will examine how emerging FINTECH innovations have disrupted traditional financial services in our daily lives, employment sector and investment.

Upon successful completion of the TTT Program, students would be certified as Citi Foundation-SMU Financial Literacy Adjunct Trainers for university students, and Adjunct Affiliate Trainers for polytechnic and ITE students.

This gives them the opportunity to volunteer in engagement sessions with students from ITE, Universities, Schools and Non-Profit Organizations, to mention some, to share the financial literacy knowledge and concepts learnt from the Program. Once they complete 3 engagements, they will be promoted to Trainer status for university students, and Affiliate Trainers for polytechnic and ITE students.

Trainers Progression

University

Polytechnics
Institutes of Technical Education (ITE)

TTT Highlights

> 76,000 participants attended workshops and events delivered by TTT trainers since 2012
>1,200 certified trainers till 2022
15 Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) enrol participants annually

Knowledge partners to augment trainers’ expertise:

SMU Faculty Members
Industry Practitioners
Government agencies, including CPF Board and HDB

Train-the-Trainers Timeline

AUGUST / SEPTEMBER INTAKE TIMELINE

JANUARY INTAKE TIMELINE (ONLY FOR SMU STUDENTS)

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