The Electronic Sector Coordinator Team (ECT) meeting was organized by Nanyang Polytechnic last Friday and SSIA was invited to share on it’s TECH 88 initiatives. The Head of Departments, Program Directors and Managers from local Polytechnics and ITEs were present.
The agenda was to discuss the current initiatives in place and the challenges faced by the Electronics and Engineering faculties. What rise to surface was the problem of perception by the student community and peers that electronics and semiconductor is a sunset industry. This common sentiment has influenced students to stay away from pursuing a career in this field.
However, semiconductor and electronics is an integral part of many advanced equipment and latest technological processes. Recent growth in global investments for IoT solutions, A.I and robotics technology, especially in automotive, lifestyle and healthcare sectors, means there will be a huge demand for talents in this sector for many years to come.
SSIAs Executive Director, Mr Ang Wee Seng presented on TECH88, addressing the industry’s call to build and grow the pool of talent for the future. TECH 88 is SSIA’s branding for student’s outreach programme. It creates a unique and extensive platform, both for students and industry to connect and engage with each other, even before the students embark on their career journey. SSIA looks forward to extend its outreach collaborations with the polytechnics and ITEs. To sign up or know more about TECH 88, please refer to https://ssia.org.sg/tech88/