Precision Engineering Master Craftsman course received German recognition
The Precision Engineering Master Craftsman course or PeMC conducted by Nanyang Polytechnic has received international recognition.
It has been certified by the Industry Chambers of Commerce Munich to have met all the qualification standards of the German "Industrie Meister".
NYP is the first institution outside of Germany to have been accorded such a certification.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony for the inaugural batch of master craftsmen, Mr Iswaran says this is a testament to the high training standards and strong industry collaboration.
And it will stand Singapore in good stead as we become an advanced manufacturing centre.
After they've been certified, these Master Craftsmen will receive salaries of at least $3,500, given the higher value they bring to their employers.
The course was developed in consultation with the industry and launched by the polytechnic in 2012.
It aims to build a generation of deeply skilled craftsmen as part of the $52 million Precision Engineering Vocational Continuing Education and Training initiative.
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