Concerted Efforts from Jobs-Skills Integrator Partners Strengthen Precision Engineering Sector

Published on 19 Apr 2024

SINGAPORE, 19 APR 2024 – In a move to bolster the manpower needs for the Precision Engineering (PE) sector, key industry stakeholders rolled out a suite of events at the inaugural PE Day. Led by Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), as the appointed Jobs-Skills Integrator for the PE sector (JSIT-PE), the full-day event featured a career fair for jobseekers, an employer networking session and workshop for PE companies, and a learning journey for jobseekers and graduating tertiary students keen to enter the industry.

 

Organised by the Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) and Jobstreet by SEEK, the e2i x JSIT Precision Engineering Career Discovery Fair featured 29 companies, including Makino Asia, Sunningdale Tech, and VDL Enabling Technologies Group. The event offered over 200 potential job openings such as Automation Engineer, Quality Assurance Engineer or Inspector, Programmer and Machinist. Jobseekers keen on joining the PE sector participated in on-site job interviews with these hiring employers or received career advisory tips from the e2i career coaches.

 

Employers in the PE sector joined a workshop and sharing session on attracting and retaining talent in the PE sector. Keynote speakers shared ways to optimise human capital and elevate employer branding strategies for business success, equipping employers with the tools needed to attract and retain top talent. The session also featured speakers from PE companies sharing their strategies towards growing their businesses.

 

Complementing these efforts was a Learning Journey organised by NYP’s School of Engineering, which allowed jobseekers and graduating students to tour NYP’s state-of-the-art PE training facilities. Designed to inspire and educate, participants engaged in hands-on activities on actual equipment from Switzerland, Germany and Taiwan – the same equipment they will be working on at the workplace. The Learning Journey also showcased the PE sector’s innovations and the various career pathways available for the PE workforce.

 

Mr Russell Chan, Principal & CEO, NYP, said, “Advancing the Precision Engineering (PE) sector hinges not just on technology or processes, but on our most valuable asset: our people. Today’s event aims to create opportunities for individuals to gain a deeper understanding of the numerous job opportunities and career growth pathways the PE sector has to offer and to give them a head start in this growth sector. At the heart of these initiatives is a shared vision among our network of partners to grow a resilient PE workforce that has the skills, technical knowledge, and innovative spirit to create impactful change in the sector.”

 

“At e2i, we are committed to empowering individuals and driving growth within the PE sector. This event is an essential step in reshaping the perceptions around manufacturing work, and demonstrating how smart factory today is powered by advanced automation, digitalisation and IoT integration. In addition, the JSIT-PEARL (PE Assessment and Reskilling Lab) programme trains individuals for roles within PE companies, creating new opportunities for locals passionate about working with machines to join the industry without prior PE experience. e2i is happy to be a part of this initiative,” said Ms Caryn Lim, NTUC’s e2i’s CEO and NTUC Assistant Secretary-General.

 

More than 450 jobseekers and students, alongside 80 industry practitioners, participated in the activities organised by JSIT-PE. 

For media queries, please contact

Nanyang Polytechnic

Chung Wen Hua

Communication & Outreach

+65 9833 7677

chung_wen_hua@nyp.edu.sg

Penta Asia, on behalf of NYP

Hilary Espinosa

+65 9423 5851

NYP-Penta@pentagroup.co

Mark Ng

Jobstreet by SEEK, Singapore

+65 8228 6546

mng@jobstreet.com

 

About Nanyang Polytechnic

Established as an institution of higher learning in 1992, Nanyang Polytechnic's (NYP) academic schools offer quality education and training through 37 full-time diploma courses and common entry programmes. NYP also has a full suite of Continuing Education and Training (CET) options for lifelong learning, ranging from specialist and advanced diplomas to SkillsFuture-supported modules and courses. NYP's Asian Culinary Institute Singapore and the Singapore Institute of Retail Studies are CET institutes set up in partnership with SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) to champion and transform Singapore's F&B and retail sectors, respectively. A third NYP CET institute - the National Centre of Excellence for Workplace Learning - also set up in collaboration with SSG, will spearhead the development of progressive workplace learning strategies and programmes for companies here. For more information, visit nyp.edu.sg

About Jobstreet by SEEK

Jobstreet is the leading employment platform in Southeast Asia, helping people live more fulfilling and productive working lives and helping organisations succeed. It is a subsidiary of SEEK, a diverse group of companies comprised of a strong portfolio of online employment, educational, commercial and volunteer businesses. SEEK is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and has a strong presence across the APAC region, including six Asian markets – Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand – through the Jobstreet and Jobsdb brands. SEEK attracts over 500 million visits a year in Asia.

About NTUC’s Employment and Employability Institute (e2i)

NTUC’s e2i is the empowering network for workers and employers seeking employment and employability solutions. e2i serves as a bridge between workers and employers, connecting with workers to offer job security through job-matching, career guidance and skills upgrading services, and partnering employers to address their manpower needs through recruitment, training and job redesign solutions. e2i is a tripartite initiative of the National Trades Union Congress set up to support nation-wide manpower and skills upgrading initiatives.

For more information, please visit www.e2i.com.sg