Energy youth-phoria

Sharing thoughts, insights and ideas at the 3D Powering Lives panel.

The second Energy Connect offered something for everyone. A total of 18 student teams participated in “Changing the Game”, a policy simulation competition facilitated by Energy Carta in the morning. Armed with Lego sets, they had to build Southeast Asia’s energy future brick by Lego brick, implementing a variety of energy policies to change a pre-given baseline scenario.

In the end, the Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore Polytechnic and ITE College Central managed to edge out the competition to score the top three Best Region awards.

The afternoon saw 260 youths and staff from junior colleges, ITEs, polytechnics and universities at the Energy Connect Seminar. They were given the opportunity to engage industry representatives from YTL PowerSeraya, Keppel Infrastructure and Sembcorp Cogen during the seminars and panel discussions. Questions ranged from internships to scholarships, to manpower challenges faced by the Power sector.

The youths were offered face time with Power Ambassadors stationed at the “Powering Lives” interactive exhibition to learn more about career opportunities in the energy sector. While at the exhibition zone, most took the initiative to pen down thoughts and ideas on what “Powering Lives” meant to them at the 3D Powering Lives panel.

Game on as participants grapple with the complexity of prioritising resources for a more sustainable future.