Aviation sector set to attract and develop young talent
Singapore is gearing itself up to attract, develop and retain aviation talent. This is in response to research estimates which show that there will be a global shortfall of 200,000 pilots and 400,000 maintenance personnel in the industry in the next ten years.
To counter this challenge in manpower, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office and Second Minister for Finance and Transport, Lim Hwee Hua, said the country will launch a S$9 million Aviation Manpower Programme (AMP) in December. This money will be used to attract, develop and retain aviation talent.
Under the AMP, scholarships will be provided for university and polytechnic graduates working in the aviation industry who want to further their studies.