Aerospace training institute receives national certification

The Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) has certified an aerospace training school in Seletar as a national continuing education and training centre. The Air Transport Training College (ATTC), the training arm of the Singapore Institute of Aerospace Engineers, is the fifth training school in Singapore to receive WDA's highest national grading for continuing education centres.

Previous certifications were given to industry training schools in the retail, tourism, food and beverage and childhood education sectors, said the WDA.

The certification was given to the school because it was able to provide high quality training, said Acting Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin when he announced the new centre on Wednesday. He added that it is part of a broader Government effort to ensure that there are continuing education centres that train Singaporeans take up new jobs that require better skills.

WDA said that the new status of the school will make it eligible to tap on a $200,000 fund to boost its training courses, including sending its trainers for overseas stints. From July, the school will be starting a new diploma programme where N-level and Institute of Technical Education school leavers can be trained as apprentice aircraft maintenance technicians.