The Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore) was invited by the Ministry of Education, SkillsFuture Singapore, and institutes of higher learning (IHLs) to take part as an exhibitor at the Education & Career Guidance (ECG) Exhibition, held from 5 to 7 July 2018 at Suntec Convention Centre.

The exhibition was held on the sidelines of the WorldSkills Singapore (WSS) 2018 Competition, and was attended by some 12,000 Secondary 2 & 3 students. The objective of this was to help raise awareness of the importance of skills mastery and lifelong learning, hoping to increase students’ appreciation of skills development and encourage exploration of various industries.

As trade association for Singapore’s aerospace sector, AAIS used this outreach opportunity to distribute its AeroCareer Guide 2018, which contains relevant information on jobs in the aerospace sector, as well as encouraged students to take part in an online quiz to test their understanding of the industry. 3D-model plane kits were awarded to participants.

Five industry clusters were featured at WSS 2018, including Engineering, Social & Personal Services, Transport & Logistics, Infocomm Technology, and Creative Arts & Fashion. Students were also given the opportunity to tour the WorldSkills Competition area, explore and interact with industry partners at the exhibition booths, and participate in the ECG talks and hands-on workshops.

Recognising talented and skilled manpower is vital for the future of the aerospace industry in Singapore. Thus, as firm believers in industry outreach and engaging the young, AAIS is honoured to be a part of this year’s WSS!