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Updated: 02/21/2013 07:20 | By Channel NewsAsia

WDA, engineering service firms sign MOU

WDA, engineering service firms sign MOU

WDA, engineering service firms sign MOU

SINGAPORE : Five engineering service firms are taking part in a scheme to attract more Singaporeans into the industry.

The scheme provides structured development and career progression pathways for locals with up to S$1 million in funding support from the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA).

WDA signed a memorandum of understanding with the participating companies on Wednesday.

Firms are expected to recruit and train up to 46 Singaporeans over the next two years.

Locals will undergo a 12—month programme which comprises company—specific training to facilitate the entry of new workers into the industry.

Lee Yi Shyan, Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry and National Development, said: "For this industry to grow, I think our companies must become even more competitive as they face increasing competition from both the region and global players. Our firms must undertake higher value—added work as they rise up the value chain."

The five companies participating in the scheme are Hai Leck Holdings, HSL Constructor, Mun Siong Engineering, Rotary Engineering and Shao Fook Engineering.

— CNA/ms

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