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e2i partners SIAA to boost adoption of new technologies among businesses in Singapore

Zafirah Salim | April 6, 2015
Companies can expect events like knowledge sharing, visits and consultation for companies to learn about robotics and automation trends and applications, as well as more training for workers to know how to manage and use new technologies and applications.

The Devan Nair Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) signed today a two-year Memorandum of Understanding with the Singapore Industrial Automation Association (SIAA) to provide more training for workers in Singapore to learn and manage new technology.

This initiative was announced earlier today at the inaugural Robotics and Automation Awareness Seminar, which is organised by the two companies. The event was graced by NTUC's Deputy Secretary-General Chan Chun Sing, with about 200 employers from service-related sectors in attendance.

Through this partnership, companies can expect events like knowledge sharing, visits and consultation for companies to learn about robotics and automation trends and applications, as well as more training for workers to know how to manage and use new technologies and applications.

Both companies hope to reach 30 companies within the next two years.

Under e2i's Inclusive Growth Programme, employers can receive up to 50 percent equipment funding and 90 percent training support for robotics and automation. In fact, each company can receive up to S$500,000 in equipment funds every year.

e2i also said that it is currently also working with industry partners such as the Nanyang Technological University and KUKA to develop broad-based diploma courses, customised workshops and training for in-house applications.

 

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