Tertiary students had a first-hand opportunity to learn more about the inaugural Energy-Industry Scholarship (EIS) at the recent NUS and NTU Career Fairs in February. The annual Career Fairs, the largest at both universities, drew more than 9,000 students each.
The EIS, Singapore's first dedicated scholarship aimed at developing and nurturing talent for the local power sector, was launched in January 2014 and is open to those pursuing relevant engineering courses at the Institute of Technical Education, polytechnics and universities. It is co-funded by the Singapore Government and Power sector companies. The EIS covers a student's tuition and hostel fees and also provides a monthly living allowance.
Successful applicants can look forward to interesting internships and work attachments during their studies. Upon completing their studies, scholars will join their sponsoring organisations. More information is available at www.ema.gov.sg/EIS
This is the second year the Power sector is participating at the fairs, which was themed "Powering Lives @ Career Fairs". Major power industry players partnered the Energy Market Authority (EMA) to jointly promote the Power sector, including Keppel Infrastructure, Sembcorp Industries, Senoko Energy, Singapore Power, Singapore LNG Corporation, Tuas Power and YTL PowerSeraya.
This coordinated effort by EMA and the industry received positive feedback from the students, who were made more aware of the meaningful and rewarding career opportunities within the Power sector. A "Powering Lives Info Centre" served as an interactive, one-stop information hub for students to learn more about the energy sector, the EIS and different job opportunities. Representatives from the above-mentioned companies were on hand to mingle with students and offer insights about working in the Power sector and within their respective companies.