SINGAPORE: Seventy-one particular General public Support Commission (PSC) scholarships were being awarded out of extra than 2,000 apps submitted, the PSC stated at its awards ceremony on Wednesday (Jul twelve).
Of these, seventeen recipients chose to study a Science, Technologies, Engineering and Arithmetic (STEM) subject. 8 of these scholarship holders were being awarded the new PSC Scholarship (Engineering) that was launched in December 2016.
Less than the PSC Scholarship (Engineering), holders will undertake stretch postings in one particular of a few engineering clusters: The defence and safety cluster, the data and communications technological innovation and wise techniques cluster or the infrastructure ecosystem cluster.
PSC chairman Eddie Teo stated in his opening tackle that the reaction from applicants confirmed that young Singaporeans were being eager to add to the nation’s target of currently being at the forefront in employing technological innovation to strengthen the life of folks.
In his keynote tackle, Deputy Key Minister Teo Chee Hean – who is also Minister in charge of the Civil Support – stated that governments globally were being seeking new sources of expansion, and that Singaporeans wanted to deepen their talent sets to “constantly upgrade ourselves to be foreseeable future-all set”.
“Swift developments in systems this kind of as synthetic intelligence and robotics are disrupting present types and can be a resource of nervousness for some workers,” stated DPM Teo. “But these disruptive systems can also deliver new possibilities for expansion for Singapore-based mostly companies and workers.
“To go on to keep ahead and harness the possibilities, Singaporeans want to deepen our abilities and have the ideal mindset to constantly upgrade ourselves to be foreseeable future-all set.”
DPM Teo additional it was also essential for public assistance officers to build an modern and bold mindset.
“In our constantly evolving working ecosystem, we ought to update our coverage assumptions, and challenge the position quo,” he stated. “Our officers ought to enable location ‘pattern-breaks’ early so that we can regulate our guidelines, act fast and put in location the essential measures to take a look at new tips, and scale up fantastic answers for the gain of Singapore and Singaporeans.”
PSC also noted that some of this year’s scholarship holders will be finding out in “non-regular nations around the world”. For example, two of them will be heading to non-English speaking nations around the world for their undergraduate studies.
Just one this kind of scholarship holder, Yuki Chong, explained to Channel NewsAsia that she chose to study in China mainly because the region was “notable economically and politically”.
“I actually believe that I would be able to provide back again fairly insightful perspectives when I study side by side with my Chinese counterparts in school,” stated Ms Chong. “And I’ll be able to add in fairly a exclusive way to the civil assistance.”