In February, over 400 Professionals, Managers and Executives (PMEs) from various manufacturing industries had the opportunity to deepen their skills in advanced manufacturing techniques with the start of a new series of customised master-classes.
The Advanced Manufacturing Series is a collaboration between the Singapore Workforce Development Agency and five strategic partners. Amongst these are Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and a number of other organizations.
Developed by both local and international experts, the Advanced Manufacturing Series is targeted at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as multinational corporations (MNCs). The series allows SMEs and MNCs to enhance their capabilities in emerging technologies, as well as develop a future-ready workforce. It also enables Singaporeans to deepen their skills in cutting-edge technologies, which will enable them to remain relevant amid the rapid changes in the manufacturing sector.
Mr Ng Cher Pong, Chief Executive of WDA, said: "Singapore's manufacturing sector faces intensive global competition. At the same time, the emergence of new technologies is redefining the ways in which products are designed and made. To stay competitive, it is critical that the industry is an early adopter of such game-changing technologies. The Advanced Manufacturing Series seeks to help companies adopt manpower-lean technologies, strengthen their capabilities and equip their workforce with the skills to be future-ready."