CAAS Scholarship Tea Session 2016

CAAS welcomed 137 students and guests at its annual Undergraduate Scholarship Tea Session which was held on 11 Jan 2016 at Changi Airport Group Multi-purpose Hall. The event featured an information-sharing and engagement session hosted by Director-General, Mr Kevin Shum, as well as a learning journey which offered students a glimpse into CAAS' diverse range of operations.

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Briefing for students at Singapore Air Traffic Control Centre

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Students observing an apron inspection by AAR Division

Students who participated in the learning journey had the opportunity to visit Seletar Control Tower, Singapore Aviation Academy, Singapore Air Traffic Control Centre and the apron of Changi Airport. The learning journey was well-received by the students as it gave them a better appreciation of the roles and responsibilities of CAAS as a developer and regulator of the aviation industry.

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Screening of the CAAS Corporate Video

The learning journey was followed by the tea session in the afternoon, which began with a screening of the CAAS Corporate Video and 2015 MOT Family Scholars’ Orientation Programme. Next, DG took to the stage to share with the audience on the future developments and pivotal role that CAAS plays in the aviation landscape.
D(HR) / D(CD) then provided an overview of the organization and terms of the CAAS Undergraduate Scholarships.

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DG and D(HR)/D(CD) addressing the audience

STS2016_5 One of our in-service scholars - Mr Marc See, also shared his personal experiences as a CAAS scholar, including the career opportunities that were available in CAAS. Subsequently, DG led a panel for the Question & Answer segment, where students had the opportunity to raise questions about the CAAS Undergraduate Scholarships.

(left) Sharing session by CAAS Scholar Marc See
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Q&A Panel chaired by DG

The students and their guests were then invited for light refreshments at the foyer. This relaxed setting allowed the students to mingle with the senior management, in-service scholars and HR staff to learn more about the CAAS Undergraduate Scholarships. 100 students also received a pair of tickets for the upcoming Singapore Airshow 2016.

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CAAS officers mingling with students over light refreshments

 

CAAS Scholarship Tea Session 2015

CAAS held its annual Undergraduate Scholarship Tea Session on 7 January 2015 at the Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA). The event, consisting of a learning journey and information-sharing session hosted by Director-General Mr Yap Ong Heng, was attended by 167 potential scholars and their guests.

The learning journey, jointly-organized by HR and AI Divisions, showcased the breadth of the aviation industry as well as highlighted CAAS’ role as both a developer and regulator in the industry. This year, site visits were conducted to Rolls-Royce, Singapore Airlines Engineering Company Training Academy, Meggitt Aerospace, Singapore Air Traffic Control Centre and Singapore Aviation Academy.

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Screening of the CAAS corporate video

The tea session in the afternoon commenced with a video screening of 2014's MOT family scholars' orientation programme. DG and D(HR) / D(CD), Mr Peter Wee gave the audience an overview of the organization and underlined the value proposition of the CAAS Undergraduate Scholarship.

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Introduction and briefing by DG & D(HR/CD)

Next, our in-service scholars – Ms Michelle Low and Mr Nick Leow, took to the stage and shared with the audience on their personal experiences as scholars as well as the career opportunities available in CAAS. Following their presentations, the students had the opportunity to raise their questions to a panel chaired by DG during the Question & Answer segment.

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Sharing by CAAS Scholars

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Q&A Panel chaired by DG

As the event approached its conclusion, the students were invited for light refreshments at the Kallang Hall. This informal setting provided them with an opportunity to mingle with senior management, in-service scholars and HR staff to find out more about the CAAS scholarship.

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Students interacting with our scholars

CAAS Undergraduate Scholarship Tea Session 2014

On 10 January 2014, CAAS hosted 175 potential scholars, parents and influencers for the CAAS Undergraduate Scholarship Tea Session. The event featured a learning journey organised to showcase CAAS' role in aviation development in Singapore, both as a regulator and developer of the sector. This was followed by an information session hosted by Deputy Director-General, Mr. Tay Tiang Guan.

The potential scholars from the GCE 'A' level graduating cohort, as well as graduates of the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) Programmes, visited  Rolls Royce, Singapore Airlines Engineering Company (SIAEC), Singapore Air Traffic Control Centre (SATCC) and Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA).

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Students streaming in for the registration.

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Screening of CAAS Corporate Video and MOT Family Scholars' Orientation Video.

The highlights of the information session included a video featuring the orientation programme attended by MOT family scholars from the 2013 cohort as well as the sharing of personal experiences whilst on overseas study and career progression insights by our in-service scholars, Ms Lena Hong and Ms Elizabeth Chau. Mr Peter Wee, Director (Human Resource & Corporate Development), also gave an overview of CAAS and the career value proposition of the CAAS Undergraduate Scholarship.

This was followed by an enthusiastic exchange of questions and answers between the audience and the CAAS panel chaired by DDG, Mr Tay.

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Top: Q&A panel chaired by DDG consisting of D(HR/CD) and in-service scholars.
Right: Enthusiastic students posing questions for the Q&A! panel.

The event concluded with a networking reception where senior management, in-service scholars and HR colleagues mingled with the enthusiastic participants who were eager to acquire a deeper understanding of what it takes to qualify for the CAAS scholarship.

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CAAS Scholarship Tea Session 2013

On 7 January 2013, HR Division organised the annual CAAS Scholarship Tea Session which had been refreshed this year to include a "Learning Journey" in the morning to provide students with greater insights of career opportunities in the aviation industry. The informative “Learning Journey” saw students visiting both the Singapore Air Traffic Control Centre (SATCC) and Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA).

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Group photo of the students after they concluded their visit at SAA.

After the visit, students were invited to join their peers and guests for the Scholarship Tea Session held at the CAG Multi-Purpose Hall. The objective of the event was to promote the CAAS Undergraduate Scholarship Programme to well-rounded academically inclined students from the graduating GCE 'A' Level students as well as those in the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) Programmes. 

The CAAS management, in-service scholars and HR colleagues hosted a total of 67 students and guests at the event.

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Enthusiastic students and guests waited patiently for the arrival of Director-General.

The programme commenced with the screening of the MOT Family Scholars’ Orientation 2012 video and the CAAS Corporate video followed by a welcome address by the Director-General of CAAS, Mr Yap Ong Heng.

Next, Director (Human Resource & Corporate Services), Mr Peter Wee gave an overview of CAAS and the CAAS scholarships. In-service scholars at various stages of their careers also shared valuable personal experiences studying and working in CAAS with the students and guests.

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ccs2013_4 Overview of CAAS and the CAAS scholarships by Director (Human Resource & Corporate Services), Mr Peter Wee.
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Doreen shared on her choice of scholarship and her experience studying in China.
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Victor shared on the international exposures gain in the course of his work as well as the training opportunities he has been given to equip himself with the necessary skills to perform his job well.
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Dalen shared on the CAAS Career Development Value Proposition and his career development through job rotation.
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Vincent shared on his career journey in CAAS and his motivation for applying to the Management Associate Programme.

After the presentations, students and guests were given the opportunity to post questions on scholarship matters during the Question & Answer session.

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Panel for the Question & Answer session (from left to right): Mr Peter Wee [D (HR&CS)], Mr Tay Tiang Guan (DDG), Mr Yap Ong Heng (DG) and Mr Soh Poh Theen [ADG (ANS)].

The event concluded with a Tea Reception where students and guests were invited to mingle with the management, in-service scholars and HR colleagues over light refreshments.

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Directorate mingling with students during the Tea Reception.

MOT Family Scholarship Ceremony 2012

On 27 July 2012, Minister for Transport and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Lui Tuck Yew, gave out 22 prestigious scholarships to undergraduates and post-graduates at the MOT Family Scholarship Ceremony, held at the Sheraton Towers Singapore.

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The CAAS Scholars with the CAAS management.

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The CAAS Scholars mingled well with Minister Lui during the tea reception.

MOTFamily3 Chen Yiliang
CAAS Overseas Undergraduate Scholar, pursuing Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London, United Kingdom
MOTFamily4 Chiong Si Hui Joyce
CAAS Overseas Undergraduate Scholar, pursuing Politics at King’s College London, United Kingdom
MOTFamily5 Chua Sin Ying
CAAS Overseas Undergraduate Scholar, pursuing Economics at University of Warwick, United Kingdom
MOTFamily6 Benjamin Hong Jun-Yang
CAAS Overseas Undergraduate Scholar, pursuing Electrical & Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, United States
MOTFamily7 Tan Yan Liang
CAAS Overseas Undergraduate Scholar, pursuing Economics at University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
MOTFamily8 Sim Jun An
CAAS Local Undergraduate Scholar, pursuing Renaissance Engineering at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
MOTFamily9 Loo Chee Beng
CAAS Local Postgraduate Scholar, pursuing Masters in Business Administration (Nanyang Fellows Programme) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

On 29 July 2011, Minister for Transport and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Lui Tuck Yew, gave out 22 prestigious scholarships to undergraduates and post-graduates at the MOT Family Scholarship Ceremony, held at the Singapore Marriott Hotel.

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The CAAS Scholars (from left to right: Chan Ki Wan, Du Yiran, Loke Zhao Dong, See Yi En Marc, Woon Wei Seng and Koh Hern Mao Sherman) with the CAAS management.

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The CAAS Scholars mingled well with Minister Lui during the tea reception.

DuYiran Du Yiran
CAAS Overseas Undergraduate Scholar, pursuing International Relations at Tufts University, USA
ChanWan Chan Ki Wan
CAAS Overseas Undergraduate Scholar, pursuing Psychology at University College London, UK
LokeDong Loke Zhao Dong
CAAS Overseas Undergraduate Scholar, pursuing Geography and Economic at University College London, UK
SeeEn See Yi En Marc
CAAS Overseas Undergraduate Scholar, pursuing Aeronautical Engineering at Imperial College London, UK
WoonWei Woon Wei Seng
CAAS Overseas Undergraduate Scholar, pursuing Geography at National University of Singapore
KohMao Koh Hern Mao Sherman
CAAS Overseas Postgraduate Scholar, pursuing Master in Business Administration at University of Cambridge, UK

The inaugural MOT Family Scholarship Ceremony was held on 23rd August 2010 at Hotel Intercontinental Singapore with Mr Raymond Lim, Minister for Transport and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs, gracing as the Guest-of-Honour. Besides recognizing the 18 winners of the MOT Family Scholarship, the event also marked the launch of the "Beacon Scholarship" - a new umbrella brand to collectively profile the scholarships offered by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).

bensenkoh Bensen Koh
CAAS Overseas Scholar, pursuing International Relations at Brown University
michellelow Michelle Low
CAAS Overseas Scholar, pursuing Aeronautical Engineering at Imperial College London
nathanielteo Nathaniel Teo
CAAS Local Scholar, pursuing Aerospace Engineering at Nanyang Technological University