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destination. These upcoming enhancements are a step forward in making our estates more conducive for our workers.”
“The two moves re ect the opportunities that remain for businesses and workers in the electronics sector here despite current uncertainties”, said Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Chee Hong Tat at the inaugural Electronics Industry Day organised to engage young talents early and ready them for the future demands of the industry.
As the electronics sector transforms, reskilling efforts are also being ramped-up to ensure the workforce and labour pool remain ready and relevant for new and enhanced roles.
“Having the right business strategy or investment cannot make a business successful
without the right people to execute. It’s now a challenging time for the industry, but it is also the right time to invest in our workforce and keep our talents,” said Mr Andrew Chong, Chairman of Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA).
SSIA, a key partner in driving the Electronics Industry Transformation Map, has been working closely with different agencies such as Workforce Singapore (WSG) and e2i to help companies in talent recruitment, development and retention. The training capacity for the Professional Conversion Programmes (PCP) for Electronics Engineer and Electronics Assistant Engineer was enhanced and an additional 1,000 professionals, managers, executives and technicians are expected to bene t over three and a half years, beginning from November 2019. WSG and SSIA also rolled out a pilot Place-and-Train (PnT) Programme for Electronics Operator to help 50 RnF workers enter or get reskilled into new jobs in the electronics industry over the same period.
Launched in November 2016 under the Adapt and Grow initiative, more than 800 mid- career PMETs have entered new careers through the PCPs for Electronics Engineer and Electronics Assistant Engineer. More than 30 multinational companies and small-and-medium enterprises (SME) have also bene ted from an easier access to this alternative talent pool.
In another exciting initiative to drive the adoption of Industry 4.0 technology, JTC Corporation signed a MOU with Delta Electronics International (Singapore) to set up a solutions and training centre to upskill SME partners, and offer automation solutions to tackle issues in the local manufacturing sector. Delta Electronics will help JTC’s customers digitalise their production lines; test-bed advanced manufacturing solutions, and in turn, train and support these enterprises. The tie-up also includes the co- development of training content in leading manufacturing technologies.

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