Training opportunities abound this year for power sector workers. They come in the form of a $20 million Energy Training Fund and a new industry-led Singapore Institute of Power and Gas training centre.
Announced by Minister S Iswaran at the Singapore International Energy Week 2014, the Fund aims to build a strong core of Singaporean technical professionals for the power sector. He also shared how the Fund will help meet manpower needs by supporting two key areas of manpower training:
The newly-set up Singapore Institute of Power and Gas will be a one-stop training and development centre for the power sector. It is supported by the key power generation companies. The first courses are expected to be ready in 2015. The training areas covered will range from power plant operations to solar grid integration and asset management.