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Singapore Airshow Contributes to the Development of Local Aviation & Aerospace Talent with the Launch of Aero Campus

14 FEBRUARY 2016

SINGAPORE, 14 February 2016 – Singapore Airshow, Asia’s largest and one of the most important aerospace and defence exhibitions in the world, today announced the launch of the inaugural Singapore Airshow Aero Campus (SAAC). A new initiative designed to foster deeper interest and provide insights about the industry, from exploring higher education to embarking on rewarding careers in the aviation field, the SAAC will be integrated into the Airshow’s traditional Education Day programmes, which will take place on 18 and 19 February 2016.

“Accounting for a quarter of the Asian Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) market*, Singapore has become the leading aviation hub in Asia-Pacific today, and a skilled workforce will be essential to its continued development,” said Leck Chet Lam, Managing Director of Experia Events, organisers of the Singapore Airshow. “The Singapore Airshow Aero Campus offers a platform for stakeholders, including institutions of higher learning and companies spanning the wide spectrum of potential opportunities in the industry, to come together to inform and inspire the next generation of young Singaporean talent that will power the future growth of our aviation and aerospace sector.”

Experia Events, with the support of Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) and Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore) (AAIS), is setting up the Singapore Airshow Aero Campus that will showcase the wide range of education and career development opportunities that are available in the aviation and aerospace sector in Singapore.

The Singapore Airshow Aero Campus is targeted at secondary and tertiary students, NSFs, fresh graduates and young professionals. There will be a host of activities where visitors will be able to experience the scale and scope of the aviation and aerospace sector through two different zones that will focus on learning, education and career prospects:

  • The Education Zone will allow students and young professionals considering a career in the industry to explore the variety of academic programmes offered by local and overseas institutions including polytechnics, universities and specialised schools

  • The Industry Zone has been specially created for companies to showcase the breadth and depth of their capabilities, and also for attendees to network and seek information on the job opportunities currently available in the industry

Participating educational institutions include: Air Transport Training College, EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University-Asia, German Institute of Science and Technology – TUM Asia Pte Ltd, Kaplan Singapore, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic, STEM Inc., Temasek Polytechnic and University of Glasgow – Singapore Institute of Technology.

Participating companies and organisations include: Airbus, Aviation Virtual Pte Ltd, Boeing Asia Pacific Aviation Services Pte Ltd, Certis Cisco Security Pte Ltd, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, JEP Precision Engineering Pte Ltd, Jet Aviation (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, Singapore Aero Engine Services Pte Ltd, SIA Engineering Company Limited, Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd, Singapore Workforce Development Agency, Thales Solutions Asia Pte Ltd and UTC Aerospace Systems.