Two new SkillsFuture programmes for aviation industry

The programmes were announced by Senior Minister of State for Transport and Finance Josephine Teo.
The programmes were announced by Senior Minister of State for Transport and Finance Josephine Teo. ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHO

SINGAPORE - Graduates from the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) who are interested in the aviation industry will now have the chance to gain experience and certification under two new SkillsFuture Earn and Learn programmes.

They are for passenger services agents and grounds operations specialists.

The programmes enable ITE graduates to be matched with suitable employers, and undergo undergo structured on-the-job training which will earn them industry-recognised certification.

The programmes were announced by Senior Minister of State for Transport and Finance Josephine Teo at the opening of this year's Aviation Open House on Thursday.

They are part of a push to build new talent in the aviation sector, said Mrs Teo. Course offerings in the ITE will also be enhanced to ensure that industry-relevant skills are being taught, and future SkillsFuture Earn and Learn programmes may be extended to the air transport sector.

Mrs Teo also outlined two other areas where the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) is looking into to enhance the aviation sector: career enhancement and the deepening of skills and training for the workforce.

"These plans will provide exciting jobs and opportunities for Singaporeans in the aviation sector and cement Singapore's position as a leader in aviation," said Mrs Teo.

The Aviation Open House is at Suntec City convention centre from Thursday to Saturday. Admission is free.

The open house, which is held every two years, aims to reach out to young job seekers, and showcase the career and education opportunities in the industry.

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