$12.5m fund to groom talent in transport
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has launched a $12.5 million fund to help attract and groom talent in the industry. The Public Transport Manpower Development Fund will, over the next three years, be used to develop industry-relevant courses, sponsor study awards, and set up new training facilities, like simulators. The Government has also partnered with the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), polytechnics and universities to develop courses that will cater to students and mid-career professionals. SP’s part-time Diploma in Engineering (Rapid Transit Technology) was mentioned as one such course. The course has an inaugural intake of 15 mid-career professionals. Mr Sam Bin Mian, a senior technical officer with SBS Transit who is taking the part-time diploma opined on how the course will upgrade his skills in train electronics and electrical systems and provide him with more career progression opportunities. Next year, SP and the Singapore Workforce Development Agency will also roll out a SkillsFuture Earn-and-Learn programme for rapid transit technology. Photo in the article featured Senior Minister of State for Transport Josephine Teo interacting with SP’s Diploma in Engineering Systems students Amirul Husni Sidek and Bryan Lim Wen Chong. Similar story was reported in Channel News Asia, Today, Lianhe Zaobao, Shin Min Daily News, Lianhe Wanbao, Berita Harian, The Business Times, The New Paper, 938Live and Capital 95.8.
[Straits Times, pB4]