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PSA and SIT in training tie-up for smart port technologies

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PSA Corp is linking with the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) to train and groom a talent pool that will possess the skill sets required for a new generation of smart and automated port technologies.

PSA Corp is linking with the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) to train and groom a talent pool that will possess the skill sets required for a new generation of smart and automated port technologies.

The two parties signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) detailing collaboration on several fronts.

Through its continuing education unit, SIT will develop and deliver a 16-month part-time systems engineering training programme to equip PSA engineers and infocommunication technology (ICT) professionals with the competencies to design, develop and maintain complex integrated systems which are vital for PSA's new generation of ultra-modern and intelligent container terminals.

In exchange, specialists from PSA will deliver guest lectures on port technology and operations that will extend students and faculty from SIT exposure to PSA's inner workings.

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PSA and SIT will also collaborate on applied research projects to explore solutions to business problems.

In addition, PSA will offer promising SIT students scholarships and integrated work study programme positions in selected engineering and ICT Bachelor's programmes.

Students will also have the opportunity to embark on capstone projects, which will allow them to delve deeper into and offer solutions to various port business and technology problems.

PSA International's regional chief executive of South-east Asia Ong Kim Pong said: "As PSA continues its development of advanced port technologies for our present and future terminals, it is timely that we commit to this collaboration with SIT.

"By equipping PSA staff and SIT students with the knowledge and skill sets to handle and work with smart systems, we can ensure that they are ready for future challenges and help propel the Singapore port to the next level of excellence and productivity."

SIT's deputy president (academic) & provost Loh Han Tong said: "The MOU marks our commitment in developing talents for the maritime industry and has further cemented the symbiotic relationship we have with PSA.

"Through the various collaborative platforms, SIT students will benefit from learning opportunities in PSA and develop skills of adaptability and innovation that will allow them to navigate in the fast-changing economy."

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