By Joey Chew Wee Eng
|Mr Roland Tan, Dir SMA (left) with Mr Ho Siong Hin, Divisional Director, Occupational Safety & Health Division of Ministry of Manpower |
Our ties with Ministry of Manpower (MOM) have grown even stronger. In November '06, a Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between Singapore Maritime Academy (SMA) and Ministry of Manpower (MOM). Mr Roland Tan, Director SMA and Mr Ho Siong Hin, Divisional Director, Occupational Safety & Health Division of Ministry of Manpower were the main signatories. The signing ceremony was graced by our Principal.
"Today marks another significant milestone at SMA - We are indeed honoured to sign the Memorandum of Cooperation with MOM for SMA to run the Class 1 & 2 Steam Boiler Attendant Courses and Certificate of Competency (CoC) Examinations." Mr Roland Tan enthused.
The Steam Boiler Attendant Courses focuses on industrial and marine boilers safe operational practices in boiler operation and their maintenance.
The MOM delegation ended the day in SP with a tour of facilities at SMA's newly upgraded Boiler House, Steam Generation Plant and of course, the state of the art technology - Integrated Marine Simulator. They were very impressed with SMA's examination format for the Boiler Attendant Courses and its facilities.