10 Singaporeans Conferred Inaugural SkillsFuture Study Award for Power Sector
25 Oct 2017
As part of the
national movement to provide Singaporeans with opportunities to develop to
their fullest potential, the Energy Market Authority today conferred 10
Singaporeans with the inaugural SkillsFuture Study Award for Power Sector. This
Award aims to support early to mid-career Singaporeans in the industry who aspire
to deepen their power engineering skills.
2. Ms Low Yen Ling, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for
the Ministry of Education & Ministry of Trade and Industry, presented the
awards to the 10 recipients at a presentation ceremony today. Each recipient will receive a bond-free award of $5,000 to defray
out-of-pocket training expenses for engineering courses related to the Power Sector.
The 10 recipients are listed in Annex A.
3. Among them is 47-year-old
Abdul Jamil Bin Muhammad, a senior technician with Senoko Energy. With the
Study Award, he aspires to complete a Higher NITEC in Technology - Mechanical
Engineering. This was once an inconceivable dream as he does not possess the minimum
academic qualifications. Eventually, it was his sheer determination that enabled
him to pass an interview and got him accepted into the course.
4. Mr Abdul Jamil
said: “I am indeed thankful that ITE took into consideration my 20 years of technical
working experience in the Power sector. The Study Award allows me to finally enroll
in the Higher NITEC in Technology - Mechanical Engineering course to deepen my
skills. Thereafter, I am not intending to stop here and hope that I can go on
to take up a diploma course at the Polytechnic. This will widen my knowledge and
enable me to contribute more effectively at work."
5. Another recipient,
45-year-old Alice Monica Teo, currently works as a manager at Cable Detection
Services and Engineering Pte Ltd. She shared that when the SkillsFuture Study
Award for Power Sector was announced, "I took it as a motivation to pursue
a part-time diploma in power engineering. This training will be useful in
helping me to qualify for a licence in cable detection work, which is a core
function in my company".
6. Heartened by the
aspirations of these recipients, EMA Chief Executive Ng Wai Choong said: "We want to support Singaporeans who are keen to deepen
their power engineering skills. The energy landscape is transforming rapidly,
driven by technological developments and the rise of renewables. The SkillsFuture Study Award offers an invaluable opportunity for one
to learn, stay relevant and contribute to the energy sector regardless of one’s
starting point in life."
7. Adding on, Union
of Power and Gas Employees General Secretary Abdul Samad Bin Abdul Wahab stressed
that "the Power sector is critical to Singapore’s economy. Our workforce must
be equipped with the current skillsets to keep the lights on and gas flowing. We
are pleased that the Government is taking a proactive approach to support Singaporeans
in deepening their skills. We strongly encourage our union members to apply for
this Award to further develop their potential".
8. Interested applicants can find out if
they are eligible for the Award and apply online at www.skillsfuture.sg/studyawards/power
or refer to Annex
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