Mr Soh Thien Thu, 57, is a 10-year veteran trainer at NTUC LearningHub (LHUB).
Previously a Software Engineer, Mr Soh discovered his love for teaching and imparting knowledge to people.
Eventually, he decided to be trained as a Microsoft Certified Trainer, and chose to work in LHUB as he wanted to help people get trained and reskilled, to get back to workforce.
“I derived satisfaction from helping my students,” said Mr Soh. “Seeing them completing their courses and learnt a new skill thereafter keeps me going.”
Mr Soh’s passion to share his knowledge has won him praises from trainees who attended his courses. Mr Sam Ngo was one of them.
Mr Ngo recalled how Mr Soh had helped him in course, and gave a recommendation for him to secure his current job.
He shared, “Mr Soh always encouraged us to keep on trying, and provided us with useful scenarios so that we can practise and apply them during our course of work.
He even took the effort to conduct additional sessions for weaker students so that they can have more practise sessions before their tests. We are thankful of his efforts.”
Learning never stops for this dedicated trainer, as he also attends courses to upgrade himself. He likes to apply what he learnt into use and enjoy sharing his knowledge to everyone.
To reinforce learning among his trainee, Mr Soh incorporated the use reflective learning as he felt that it would be a good tool for them to use. He made it a point to have his trainees write down what they learnt after each class. He would personally mark these writings and share with the trainees his inputs so that it reinforces the concepts that he had taught them.
Mr Soh’s efforts paid off, and many of his trainees remembered how Mr Soh helped them in one way or another. Some still keep in contact with him.
Mr Soh’s philosophy in learning is reflective of his own attitude of continual learning. “The mind set to learn is important, and I will try my best to support and help my students in their learning journey, he said. “The journey might be long, but I will play an encouraging role to assist them.”