Nurturing a Sustainability Workforce

Sembcorp is committed to nurturing a future-ready sustainability workforce in Singapore. To work towards this goal, we recently partnered the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) to set up the ITE-Sembcorp Centre for Sustainable Solutions at ITE College East.

The centre is the first-of-its-kind integrated sustainable solutions training centre for students and adult learners in Institutes of Higher Learning, with an emphasis on photovoltaic (PV) systems.

“Sustainability is our business at Sembcorp. We believe it is important to build a sustainable ecosystem as part of our wider support for Singapore’s Green Plan 2030. This ecosystem includes enabling skills training for the workforce to take on green jobs,” said Mr Koh Chiap Khiong, CEO, Singapore and Southeast Asia, Sembcorp Industries.

The centre’s opening on 30 April 2021 was officiated by Guest-of-Honour Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Education and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs. During his opening address, Dr Maliki said the centre would provide students with the necessary skills to work in the sustainable technologies sector, where 55,000 jobs are expected to be added over the next 10 years.

Sembcorp and ITE signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2020 to jointly develop staff capability and design environmental sustainability related training programmes for students to strengthen the talent pool in Singapore. Under the partnership, Sembcorp offers solar internships to students of ITE College East and ITE College West and the company will look at providing internships across other environmental solutions such as water and waste management. A similar centre will be set up in ITE College West.

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