SINGAPORE – At Rolls-Royce, investing in training for its employees is big business.
Singapore is home to the company’s first training centre in Asia — the Regional Training Centre (RTC) at Seletar. Outfitted with the latest technology, equipment and facilities, it provides customers and employees in the region access to world class training. It is an approved training centre by European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part-147 and the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA), offering over 400 different modules ranging from information technology to management and leadership, as well as technical skills across all Rolls-Royce business sectors of civil and defence aerospace, marine and energy.
Since it opened in February 2012, the RTC has trained over 3,000 employees and external customers, including ten intakes of technicians who have since graduated.
Rolls-Royce also runs several school outreach programme in Singapore to promote a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), as part of their goal to reach six million people globally by 2020.
The company has established engineering and scholarship programmes in Aerospace in Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) and Institute of Technical Education (ITE).
Partnering with SKIES Experiental Learning, Rolls-Royce also hosted educational site visits to its Seletar Campus for various schools such as Hillgrove Secondary School, Temasek Polytechnic and NTU. Students from Nanyang Junior College (NJC) were among the first to get a closer look at the facility where engines for Boeing and Airbus planes were assembled.
Slated to be ready later this year, a new STEM Ambassador Programme will identify key experts within STEM fields who will become mentors or ambassadors to further reach out and talk to students in schools.