The Economic Development Board (EDB) is also working to ensure there are exciting jobs in the sector.

These include roles in advanced manufacturing, innovation, and sustainability.

“For example, we are working with companies and schools to introduce work-study programmes for aerospace. Our graduates can benefit from industry-relevant experience through structured on-the-job training, while working towards a higher qualification,” said Mr Lim Tse Yong, senior vice president and head of EDB’s Mobility and Industrial Solutions.

Locals make up 70 per cent of the total aerospace workforce, he added. 

Apart from attracting new entrants to the sector, there are efforts to attract mid-career workers. 

Since 2019, about 500 Singaporeans and over 40 companies in the aerospace industry have benefited from Workforce Singapore’s career conversion programme, he said. 

Mr Lim added that global leading companies value Singapore’s pro-business environment, stability, skilled workforce, and strong ecosystem. 

“They trust us to be the key location to manufacture and repair mission critical parts, such as engine components and avionics,” he said, adding that the government will continue to invest in innovation to ensure Singapore’s manufacturing and repair facilities remain top notch. 


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