Higher learning institutes can help boost skilled manpower

There is a dearth of local talent in the manufacturing sector, and higher learning institutes must play their part in helping the Republic achieve its goal to grow the sector by 50 per cent by 2030, say experts and observers.

The 10-year plan was announced in January by Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing, who identified the manufacturing industry as a key driver of economic growth for Singapore.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 20, 2021, with the headline 'Higher learning institutes can help boost skilled manpower'. Subscribe