90 fresh graduates, mid-career switchers and jobseekers attended this aerospace career talk presented by Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) on 12 October 2021. The event was part of Aerospace Week coordinated by e2i to highlight job and career opportunities and to dispense career advice to jobseekers.
AAIS was pleased to be a supporting partner, with AAIS CE Mr Sia Kheng Yok briefing participants on the aerospace industry’s outlook. He said that airlines had suffered deep losses since 2020 due to pandemic-induced travel restrictions. However, air cargo had recovered and domestic air travel in China, North America and Europe had picked up. This was having a positive effect on the aerospace sector and Singapore EDB had reported a 22% growth (year-on-year) in aerospace output in August. Industry leaders expressed optimism over initial signs of recovery at a forum the week before. Manpower Minister Tan See Leng had also just announced that the industry was looking to fill 1,000 places over the next 2 years.
Following Mr Sia’s briefing, e2i Career Coach Ms Yogeswary D/O Nithah Nandan and Senior SkillsFuture Advisor Mr Brian Wong shared practical advice to aid jobseekers in their personal development and job search process. A panel discussion was then convened, involving HR practitioners from Pratt & Whitney, Ms Cynthia Tan and Mr Eleutherius Liew. Such was the interest in this that the entire session overran by an hour!