CAAS' Aviation Programmes
Aviation Learning Journeys
Aviation Learning Journeys brings students out of the classroom to experience first-hand, life in an aviation company or aviation course in an Institute of Higher Learning. Students will also learn about Singapore aviation, the history and role of aviation in Singapore's development, and the diverse range of aviation careers available.
Some of the places our Aviation Learning Journeys have featured include SIA Engineering Company, the Singapore Air Traffic Control Centre, Singapore Aviation Academy and Temasek Polytechnic Flight Simulation Lab.
Career guidance opportunities
Aviation Open House
Held every two years, the Aviation Open House provides a platform for students to learn more about aviation education and career opportunities. Exhibitors at the Aviation Open House include companies from the aerospace, airline, airport, air navigation services sectors and Institutes of Higher Learning. The event also includes career talks, interactive aviation displays, as well as live demonstration of aviation technology.
Students can interact personally with aviation professionals to learn what it is like to work in the aviation sector.
Resources for teachers
Aviation Lesson Toolkits
The aviation lesson toolkits comprise lesson plans that infuse aviation themes with subjects such as science, social studies and design & technology for secondary schools and economics for junior colleges. Teachers can use these toolkits as part of the subject's curriculum to expose students to aviation and enhance their learning experience with real world applications of school subjects.
CAAS has partnered the Singapore Scout Association to build passion for aviation in students through the Air Scouts CCA and the Young Aviators Badge (YAB) programme.
The Air Scouts is part of the global scouting movement which also includes the more familiar land scouts. There are currently four Air Scout units in Singapore. These Air Scouts don the blue Air Scout uniform and complete various aviation-related activities such as flight experiences, aeromodelling and air navigation proficiencies to attain specialised Air Scout badges.
The YAB is a two day programme conducted by SSA in schools. Students will learn about the history of Singapore aviation, its achievements and basic aviation and aerodynamic principles. This popular programme is open to primary and secondary school students.
More details on the Air Scouts and YAB are available from the Singapore Scout Association. You may contact Caleb at email@example.com for more information.
Building a home for aviation
Aviation in Schools Initiative
The Aviation in Schools Initiative (ASI) seeks to foster schools where students are fully exposed to an aviation environment, to entrench interest in aviation and its careers. The ASI provides comprehensive funding and advisory support for schools wishing to cultivate sustained involvement with aviation or develop aviation as a niche or Applied Learning Programme.
Schools can enjoy support for a range of activities over three years. These include:
Curriculum development. Development of aviation content to be infused in teaching curriculum. This can include developing aviation case studies and examples for use in classes.
Teacher development. Formal training for teachers, educators in courses relating to aviation content in the school.
Student programmes. Examples include aeromodelling workshops, kite-flying and balloon craft activities, job shadowing stints with industry, overseas exchange programmes with other aviation schools.
Co-curricular activities. Examples include formation of an Air Scouts unit, aviation clubs and aeromodelling clubs.
Aviation facilities. Physical infrastructure for aviation instruction or education (e.g. educational displays, training labs, discovery centre, aviation simulation).
Administrative manpower. Man-hours spent on administration of the ASI and its programmes.
Funding support of up to $150,000 is available for ASI schools to develop its aviation plans over three years, and these can be used to supplement existing funds from MOE.
Customising aviation activities
Aviation Outreach Fund
The Aviation Outreach Fund enables schools to develop customised aviation activities to suit the profile and interests of its students. CAAS provides funding support of up to $40,000 per initiative to raise interest and passion in aviation among youths.
To date, the Aviation Outreach Fund has supported enrichment programmes, competitions, curriculum development and the development of aviation teaching facilities.