Daily Archives: May 3, 2016

Launch of S$1.2 million Tripartite Marine Engineering Training Initiative

Minister for Manpower, Lim Swee Say launched the S$1.2 million Tripartite Engineering Training Award (TETA) Programme (劳资政航海机械培训奖计划) to train more Singaporeans to be marine engineers on board commercial ships on 3 May at the Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability during the Investiture Ceremony for TETA. The Manpower Minister was at the 10th Anniversary celebration of the Singapore Maritime Training Fund (SMTF) where he personally put on the epaulets for the TETA cadets. The TETA is a joint initiative by Singapore Maritime Officers’ Union (SMOU), Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA), National Trades Union Congress’ (NTUC) e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) and is supported by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) and shipping companies. This pilot programme is launched to address the acute shorta ...