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NICA was set up by the NTUC to represent the interest of instructors and coaches – many of whom are freelancers who teach sports, outdoor adventures/learning, fitness, wellness, visual arts and performing arts.
The Association's priorities are:
to be a collective and representative voice for members to the relevant authorities and agencies on issues that impact their livelihood;
to outline and uphold a framework of ethical and professional standards and attitudes to guide members and raise their credibility and the status of coaching and instructing as a vocation;
to strengthen the coaching and/or instructing proficiency and knowledge of members so as to develop their competence as a coach and/or instructor and enhance professional standards and professionalism;
to strengthen members’ financial well-being through the promotion and/ or introduction of appropriate programmes;
to collaborate with relevant authorities and agencies to facilitate amicable and cost-effective resolution of work-related disputes;
to foster friendly relations and encourage better understanding and co-operation among members as well as between members and relevant stakeholders;
to associate or affiliate with any national or international organisation that has similar objects as the Association, including the National Trades Union Congress; and Singapore Labour Foundation;
to promote generally the material, educational, social, cultural, recreational, welfare and interest of the members and their dependants and to do all things as may be necessary, incidental or conducive to the attainment of any of these objects.
NICA Protem Leaders
NICA leadership is helm by elected NICA members who, on top of their full-time work as coaches and instructors, dedicate their time to serve the NICA community.
Mr Adrian Chiang, President
Wind Band and Orchestra Conductor
Mr Danny Aw, Deputy President
Mr Justin Teh, General Secretary
Mr Darius Lim, Deputy General Secretary
Mr Tommy Yau, General Treasurer
Ms Tan Hwee Bin, Deputy General Treasurer
Mr Mike Chiang, Member
Chinese Orchestra Instructor
Mr George Leong, Member
Mr Hee Fook Wah, Member
Mr Kwa Chze Siang, Member
Ms Rella Quek, Member
Personal Trainer and Wellness Coach
Mr Muhammad Sharul Bin Mohammed
Mr Tan Heng Pong, Member
Mr Yong Chee Foon, Member