Optumus Award is distinguished recognition awarded to academic institutions, organizations, and individuals with successful initiative that equips students with the skills they need for the job market, provides networking opportunities, gives them access to potential employers, and fosters the spirit of creativity that would enable them to launch their own enterprises. The awardees have extraordinarily committed their time, talent and brilliance for employability and entrepreneurship in support to nation-building.


Unlike other award-giving organizations, HERO Summit Pte. Ltd. has a unique dynamics in short-listing its nominees. A research core council is commissioned to gather and synthesize relevant data about academic institutions, organization and individuals making a difference in employability development space.

This prestigious recognition is awarded to schools whose performance in creating ecology of highly- employable graduates and prioritizing students’ success has been exemplar for more than a decade and whose leaders are career advocates.

See the criteria below ↓


For Individuals

Someone whose life mission has been to develop the youth
Created initiatives that championed education
Respected by colleagues and regarded as a leader, advocate and change-maker
Has a progressive engagements with education communities
Willingness to be part of HERO's mission: Employability

For Organizations

Sustainable initiative to develop career training partnerships
Commitment to partner with academe and other job sectors
Established credibility in the industry
Sustainable vision and mission
Willingness to be part of HERO's mission: Employability

For Academic Institutions

Employability-driven programs
School's reputation to employers
Innovative approach in augmenting the success of its students
Graduate employment rates
Willingness to be part of HERO's mission: Employability

The 1st Optumus Awarding Ceremony will be held in Ottawa, Canada

Dates to be announced