Manufacturing Cluster

Inspiring! This mom returns to work after a 20-year hiatus

Inspiring! This mom returns to work after a 20-year hiatus

Nestled within an industrial area 10 minutes from Changi Airport lies a huge facility at Edwards Lifesciences, where employees work to churn out lifesaving artificial heart valves sewn by heart valve specialists. One of the employees share her story on how she overcame her anxiety of returning to work after a 20-years hiatus. Meet Norhayati Norhayati Binte A. Rahim, sacrificed her job in 1998 as a sales consultant in the beauty industry to take care of her family. Now that her children are older, she wanted to return to the workforce to occupy herself, reconnect with the working world and pick up new skills. She started to apply for jobs and was only shortlisted by two companies for an interview. Being a homemaker for years and considering her age, she felt that her only advantages were her positive mindset and willingness to learn. Norhayati Binte A. Rahim, Associate Machine O ...

Fueling his interest with e2i and Stolthaven Singapore’s Place-and-Train programme

Fueling his interest with e2i and Stolthaven Singapore’s Place-and-Train programme

Thanks to a Place-and-Train Programme in his company, one individual is embarking on a rewarding career in the oil and gas industry.   Muhammad Norshafiq Mohammad Sairi’s interest in the oil and gas industry was sparked when he was mobilised to fight a fire on Pulau Bukom, while serving National Service as a fireman. Singapore’s oil refineries are located on the island. That experience got the 27-year-old, or Shafiq as he’s known to peers, interested in the process behind how crude oil gets refined into a variety of different products, such as petrol and diesel. Shafiq subsequently pursued a course in Chemical Process Technology in ITE which enabled him to secure a job with Stolthaven Singapore, a storage facility for chemicals, clean petroleum products and gas. Learning the ropes Under the company’s Place-and-Train programme supported by e2i, Shafiq joined the company as a train ...

Vocational Training Pays Off As Passenger Saves Others On Board

Vocational Training Pays Off As Passenger Saves Others On Board

  Cadet on family holiday gives an account of his up-close experience on "Sea Prince" ferry accident in November 2015... On 29th November 2015: Indonesian registered Batamfast passenger ferry MV Sea Prince started to sink after hitting a floating object while en route to Singapore from Batam, throwing all passengers on board into panic. This was a family holiday one passenger – Aleem Kamarudin, then a cadet of the CoC Class 5 (Special Limit) Marine Engineer programme, claimed he would never forget. Aleem shares his personal experience and how he applied his training knowledge to save fellow passengers on board “Sea Prince”.   [Photo: Batamfast Sea Prince Ferry which was carrying 97 passengers on 29th November 2015 - Source: Straits Times] “Just fifteen minutes after we sailed out, the ferry hit a reef in the water and we suddenly found ourselves stuck out at sea. The ...

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