Professionals in the aviation industry received a leg-up on their upskilling needs with the latest Academia x Enterprise Collaboration between SUSS and the Singapore Flying College (SFC), a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines (SIA). Minister for Education Mr Chan Chun Sing joined SUSS and SFC as they launched the new Master of Management and Minor in Aviation Management programmes on 14 March 2023.
(from left to right) Captain Quay Chew Eng, Chairman, Singapore Flying College; Professor Tan Tai Yong, President, SUSS; Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Education; Mr Mak Swee Wah, Executive Vice President, Operations, SIA; and Captain Dr Eugene C Antoni, Chairman Designate, Singapore Flying College, at the programme launch event.
Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Education, graced the launch event on 14 Mar and also tried out the VR Simulator.
Through the partnership’s deep understanding of industry megatrends and learner needs, the new series will prepare learners to gain knowledge and skills sought after by the aviation industry. This not only enhances their employability in the aviation sector, but also benefits the aviation-related entities that employ these graduates.
The Master of Management programme offers an immersive learning experience where learners can learn global best practices and apply practical solutions to business and management challenges at their workplace. This customised Master of Management programme tailors to the needs of SIA pilots, with plans to open up to other SIA Group employees in the future.
The Minor in Aviation Management is the first in Singapore that targets full-time and part-time undergraduates, and the only programme that offers unmanned aircraft theory and practical operations. Jointly developed by SUSS and SFC, it aims to be a first mover in the development of Singapore’s future aviation professionals being able to manage and operate in an environment where manned and unmanned aircraft will soon co-exist.
Professor Tan Tai Yong, SUSS President, said in his opening remarks during the event, “Our partnership with SFC is an excellent example of how academia and industry collaboration has never been more important than now.
Bringing together both our unique intellectual and market-leading capabilities, the two teams worked closely, and swiftly, to ideate and design a new series of unique, differentiated and specialised learning programmes.”
Captain Quay Chew Eng, Chairman, Singapore Flying College, said, “SIA and SFC have always been strong supporters of continuous and collaborative learning. These programmes, which have been jointly developed with SUSS, demonstrate the SIA Group’s commitment to build a dynamic and resilient workforce. They will also support Singapore’s growth as an aviation hub, equipping learners with the skills and expertise for the future opportunities and challenges in the airline industry.”
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