30 SkillsFuture Study Awards for power sector launched

June 29, 20169:27 am704 views
30 SkillsFuture Study Awards for power sector launched
Employees at the Power System Operation Division's Power System Control Centre. (Photo: EMA)

SINGAPORE: A new SkillsFuture Study Awards for early- to mid-career professionals in the power sector was launched on Tuesday (Jun 28).

Supported by the Union of Power and Gas Employees (UPAGE), the award aims to support individuals in enhancing their power engineering skills, said the Energy Market Authority (EMA).

Successful applicants will receive a bond-free S$5,000, which can be used to fund out-of-pocket course fees for power sector-related engineering courses. These include Higher National ITE Certificate (NITEC), diploma and degree programmes offered by local tertiary institutions, as well as courses by training providers. The award can also be used on top of existing Government course fee subsidies.

“There are new and exciting developments in the power sector, from the expansion of the Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal, the increasing deployment of solar energy to the need to mitigate cybersecurity challenges for power systems,” said EMA Chief Executive Ng Wai Choong.

“With the SkillsFuture Study Awards, we hope our power sector technical professionals will take this opportunity to develop greater mastery of skills not just to stay relevant, but to also propel the industry forward.”

The SkillsFuture Study Awards is a monetary award aimed to help Singaporeans equip themselves with necessary specialist skills. The Awards is administered by different lead Government agencies overseeing the respective sectors.

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