Wanted: Fresh talent, start-ups to steer change in maritime sector

Miss Laura Wong, a political science graduate with zero engineering education, is now an operations executive at shipping agency Wilhelmsen.
Miss Laura Wong, a political science graduate with zero engineering education, is now an operations executive at shipping agency Wilhelmsen.ST PHOTO: KHALID BABA

Non-maritime hires are part of industry transformation in the face of global competition

When Miss Laura Wong decided to join the maritime trade last year, her fellow graduates and friends were surprised.

What does a political science graduate with zero engineering education have to do with big ships and heavy shipyard machinery, she recalled her friends asking.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 09, 2019, with the headline 'Wanted: Fresh talent, start-ups to steer change in maritime sector'. Print Edition | Subscribe