The company will also be rolling out courses in areas such as Industry 4.0 – technology & foundation, additive manufacturing, digital twin, automation & advanced manufacturing, and IoT/cloud computing, as a SkillsFuture Queen Bee.
Technology company Siemens has announced its partnership with SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) as a SkillsFuture Queen Bee, to mentor organisations in the manufacturing sector in their digital transformation journey through project-based, implementation-led training in advanced manufacturing and Industry 4.0.
Over the three-year appointment, Siemens will mentor local companies in the manufacturing sector on at least 180 proof-of-concept projects, to help these companies digitalise their business processes. The company will also be rolling out courses in areas such as Industry 4.0 – technology & foundation, additive manufacturing, digital twin, automation & advanced manufacturing, and IoT/cloud computing.
Commenting on this, Isabel Chong, Head of Digital Industries for ASEAN, Siemens: said: "We’re honoured to be appointed a SkillsFuture Queen Bee. Siemens strongly believes in investing in the future, and this includes the continuous learning and growth of individuals so that they can remain competitive and relevant. We’re excited to be part of the ecosystem to help upskill and reskill the Singapore workforce and to play a part in the digital transformation of the manufacturing sector."
The training and mentorship will be conducted at the Siemens Advance Manufacturing Transformation Centre (AMTC), a digital experience centre that provides manufacturing companies with an ecosystem approach to drive the adoption of advanced manufacturing solutions.
Together with its Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) partners such as Stratasys, Ultimaker, ExOne, Georg Fischer, EOS and SESTO, Siemens’ AMTC emulates a manufacturing environment for companies to test-bed the end-to-end manufacturing process and to pilot projects, to hone solutions for designing, manufacturing, implementation, and monitoring. Companies are supported with consulting services and training by Siemens, its OEM ecosystem partners, and academic and certification partners like CDTI, Singapore Polytechnic and TÜV SÜD.
The above-mentioned is part of Siemens' ongoing efforts to train companies and individuals master skills in advanced manufacturing, it said. At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the company rolled out its Additive Manufacturing Learning Programme under the SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme – Company Training (SGUP-CT), to equip mid-career jobseekers with fundamental skills in additive manufacturing and digitalisation with the aim of moving them into new roles such as automation engineers, advanced manufacturing design engineers, and additive manufacturing equipment operators. More than 60 trainees have undergone the programme to date.
Photo / Siemens (Taken during Minister of State for Manpower Gan Siow Huang's visit to the AMTC on Thursday, 7 April 2022).