Issue 2 | APRIL 2012
Working Together: Power Sector Manpower Taskforce Set Up

An industry-led taskforce has been formed to help address manpower challenges such as an ageing technical workforce and to attract younger talents to join the power sector. Led by Mr Quek Poh Huat, Senior Adviser of Singapore Power, the Power Sector Manpower Taskforce (PSMT) comprises representatives from the industry, union, government agencies and institutions of higher learning.

In 2011, the EMA and the Singapore Workforce Development Agency commissioned a study and found that the power sector has an ageing workforce and faced challenges in attracting and retaining young Singaporeans.

The PSMT was set up in early 2012 to identify and recommend strategies to enhance the manpower capacity and capabilities of the power sector. The PSMT aims to map out key strategies in the areas of attraction, retention and personnel development to ensure that the manpower needs of Singapore’s power sector will continue to be met in the medium to long term. The taskforce will also identify the types of capabilities required and propose suitable initiatives to develop these competencies.

The PSMT convened its first meeting in March 2012 to establish its strategies ahead and will submit its recommendations to the government by end 2012.

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