In an evolving business landscape, optimising operational efficiency and productivity while balancing employee satisfaction stands as a pivotal task for organisations across the industry. As transformative technologies continue to be rolled out and air travel activities intensify, aerospace companies are challenged to provide hands-on training to both existing and new employees, ensuring practical skills are honed and knowledge is seamlessly transferred.

To address these considerations, AAIS collaborated with Ngee Ann Polytechnic to present a webinar on “OJT Design and Coaching for HR and Operations Managers”. Held on 6 July, the webinar illuminated strategies and tools for effective on-the-job training (OJT) and coaching.

Anchoring the webinar, Dr Sara Zaman, Lead of NACE@NP at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, delved into the development of a blueprint for structured OJT. This encompassed key aspects, including the identification of work scope, formulation of assessment criteria, and development of training processes. Dr Sara also addressed effective coaching methods to engage employees and bridge performance gaps, and proposed strategies to drive teams towards peak performance.

Discussions also touched on subsidies, supports, and funding available for structured OJT and coaching initiatives, with potentially up to 90% support. Ms Marlia Mohamed Isnin, Manager of Industry Engagement at Workforce Singapore, provided an overview of the Career Conversion Programme for Aerospace, another valuable avenue for aerospace companies to tap into for support of OJT training.

The sessions were followed by interactive Q&A segments, enabling participants to glean deeper insights and clarify their queries.

We extend our sincere appreciation to the speakers and all participants for their active involvement.