Port operator PSA has signed an agreement with the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) to improve PSA staff’s ability to handle and work with smart systems.
Under the terms of the new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), SIT’s education unit SITLEARN will develop and deliver a Systems Engineering training programme for PSA engineers and PSA Engineering and Infocomm Technology (ICT)’s employees.
As part of the programme, which will last a total of 16 months on a part-time basis, the staff will learn how to design, develop and maintain complex integrated systems.
Under the MOU, which establishes a collaboration between industrial and academic research, PSA and SIT will also collaborate on applied research projects to explore solutions to business problems.
Students and faculty from SIT will also be exposed to PSA’s inner workings and will attend guest lectures on port technology and operations from specialists from PSA.
PSA will be also offering scholarships to promising students and also provide Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) positions in selected Engineering and ICT Bachelor’s programmes.
Ong Kim Pong, regional CEO Southeast Asia at PSA, said: “As PSA continues its development of advanced port technologies for our present and future terminals, it is timely that we commit to this collaboration with SIT.
“By equipping PSA staff and SIT students with the knowledge and skill sets to handle and work with smart systems, we can ensure that they are ready for future challenges and help propel the Singapore port to the next level of excellence and productivity.”