ST Aero, UniSIM pact on manpower development

ST Aerospace and the Singapore’s SIM University (UniSIM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to co-operate in the education and development of manpower for Singapore’s aerospace industry.


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ST Aero, UniSIM pact on manpower development

ST Aerospace and the Singapore’s SIM University (UniSIM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to co-operate in the education and development of manpower for Singapore’s aerospace industry. This MoU, effective for 10 years, is an extension of an existing collaboration between ST Aerospace and UniSIM first established in March 2008. Under the MoU, ST Aerospace will play an advisory role to contribute industry expertise to the aerospace degree programmes offered by UniSIM. ST Aerospace will also offer students enrolled in these programmes opportunities to gain familiarisation and practical experience at its facility. The two will also work together in the areas of scholarships, research and knowledge-sharing. In addition, both parties will undertake associate teaching activities at each other’s facilities. ST Aerospace also has its own training initiatives including an internal training and certification programme and a dedicated technical training centre in Singapore. To support operational needs, the centre has trained about 1,400 technicians in mechanical and avionics trades and 370 licensed aircraft engineers over the years. In 2010, Singapore’s aerospace industry achieved an output of SGP$7.2 billion (US$5.5 billion) and employed over 18,000 professionals and skilled workers. The setting up of Seletar Aerospace Park by 2018 is expected to contribute $3.3 billion annually in value-add and create 10,000 new aerospace-related jobs. UniSIM’s three aerospace degree programmes, the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Aerospace Systems, the Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance and Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration, two of which are offered in partnership with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, aim to meet the burgeoning aerospace needs of Singapore and the region by developing and enhancing the manpower capabilities of the aerospace workforce.