Continue Development of Aviation Infrastructure
The new Seletar Airport Passenger Terminal Building (PTB) will open by the end of 2018 and will transform operations at Seletar Airport. It will increase its passenger-handling capacity to 700,000 a year, about four times the current handling capacity, and significantly improve the experience for passengers travelling through Seletar Airport. Once operational, the consolidated turboprop operations at Seletar will connect Singapore to more destinations.
Besides the Seletar Passenger Terminal Building, CAAS will continue to make investments in developing the infrastructure at Changi Airport, and upgrade the Air Traffic Management infrastructure. These moves are part of a broader strategy to cement Singapore’s position as a premier air hub.
Prepare the Future Workforce
Skills Future Awards for Air Transport
CAAS supports air transport workers to upskill themselves. This year, 33 aviation professionals were awarded the SkillsFuture Study Award for Air Transport. Since 2016, 81 professionals have benefited from the Award.
Skills Framework for Air Transport
The Skills Framework for Air Transport has been developed to better support career planning and development for workers in the aviation sector. The Skills Framework provides workers with key information on the sector and employment, career pathways, occupation/job roles, as well as existing and emerging skills and competencies required for the occupations/job roles. It also informs individuals on the available training programmes for skills upgrading and mastery. The Framework was developed by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), Workforce Singapore (WSG) and CAAS, together with employers, industry associations, unions, and educational and training institutions.
The Skills Framework complements WSG’s Adapt and Grow Professional Conversion Programme for Air Transport Professionals that was rolled out in Feb 2018 to support interested mid-career individuals to enter the Air Transport sector.
Aviation companies will invest more in training for their staff, tapping on the Skills Framework for Air Transport. For example, SATS will be launching its SATS Academy, which will align its programmes with the Skills Framework for Air Transport to allow employees to receive SSG nationally-recognised certification.