To boost the competitiveness of Singapore's flourishing manufacturing sector, a new industry-led training programme office will plan ways to ensure the workforce has emerging skills and knowledge.
Launched by Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat, the Advanced Manufacturing Training Academy (AMTA) will evaluate and coordinate training offerings across the country, as well as facilitate the development of new courses to address any gaps in the training ecosystem so as to support the industry’s transformation efforts and workforce upgrading.
AMTA is supported by various government agencies such as A*STAR and NTU. Professor Ling San, Deputy President and Provost of NTU, said Industry 4.0 is rapidly changing the way companies work, from digitalisation tools to advanced manufacturing using 3D printing and collaborative robotics.
“NTU will work closely with A*STAR and our industry partners in steering AMTA to jointly develop industry-relevant training courses that promote the adoption of frontier advanced manufacturing technologies and to upskill our workforce, in line with the latest trends.
“Building on the University’s deep expertise in the areas of advanced manufacturing, engineering, artificial intelligence and education, we will seek to develop new training pedagogies in Advanced Manufacturing, Curriculum Design and Certification together with AMTA to deliver an inspiring hands-on learning experience. Our learners will be well equipped to lead the change in adopting Industry 4.0 processes at their workplaces.”