MOU Positions Singapore to be Advanced Manufacturing Hub

MOU Positions Singapore as Advanced Manufacturing Hub

November 8, 2019

Zebra Technologies signs MOU with Singapore Polytechnic for a multi-year collaboration; training students and skilled labor to support Singapore’s vision of becoming a global hub for Advanced Manufacturing.

Zebra Technologies Corporation announces the signing of a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Singapore Polytechnic this week.

The MOU aims to prepare Singapore students to thrive in manufacturing through industry relevant training and experiential learning.

The MOU outlines both parties’ intention to work as part of the Singapore Polytechnic Advanced Manufacturing Partners Network, which serves to benefit Singapore Polytechnic students with a Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Diploma in Computer Engineering.

According to Singapore Polytechnic’s School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Director Toh Ser Khoon its Advanced Manufacturing Partners Network seeks to build a growing and sustainable eco-system of like-minded industry leaders to achieve its vision of supporting Singapore’s manufacturing initiatives.

“Contributing to 20 to 25 percent of Singapore’s GDP, the manufacturing sector is a key pillar of Singapore’s economy. Singapore’s vision to become a global hub for Advanced Manufacturing has spurred a transformational desire for the manufacturing sector to digitalize. Singapore Polytechnic recognizes the importance of building a pipeline of talent to ensure that the current and future workforce is equipped with the skillsets and competencies to develop and manage solutions. As a tertiary institution with over 65 years of heritage, Singapore Polytechnic is well-positioned to support the country’s drive to become an Advanced Manufacturing hub,” says Toh.

Zebra Technologies Regional Director Southeast Asia Fang-How Lim says the collaboration between Zebra Technologies and Singapore Polytechnic will take place across multiple fronts, including; student-internship opportunities, co-development of Industry 4.0 projects and solutions that will benefit local enterprises, showcasing of Advanced Manufacturing solutions and possibilities with learning factories, co-developing curriculum related to Advanced Manufacturing, and promoting related engineering education and careers to current and future students.

“With high-value advanced manufacturing being a critical pillar of the sector’s transformation, our work with Singapore Polytechnic is a positive step toward ensuring a pipeline of skilled talent, that is attuned to the industry’s future needs. As a company that has been empowering those on the front line in manufacturing, retail, healthcare and transport & logistics to achieve a performance edge over the past 50 years, Zebra Technologies is committed to sharing our expertise to prepare Singapore’s next-generation workforce. Building the requisite skills for Advanced Manufacturing is critical as the nation gears up to be the region’s global hub in this space,” says Fang-How.

(Ed. Zebra Technologies claims to have more than 10,000 partners across 100 countries; delivering industry-tailored, end-to-end solutions to intelligently connect people, assets and data. It has ranked on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers for the past four years. Featured image courtesy of Zebra Technologies; Regional Director Fang-How Lim at the MOU Signing, Singapore, 6 November, 2019.)

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