Engineering in Singapore

Why we didn’t become engineers

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It is all hands on deck when it comes to addressing the lack of the engineering talent in Singapore. As the news broke that the Singapore government was investing a whopping $90m to support more tech developer talent and to meet the demand for 30,000 tech engineering jobs by 2020, many have rejoiced and celebrated for this […]

Engineering in Singapore

How the education system can be improved to groom better engineers

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Over the last few months, the conversation on Singapore’s tech talent has evolved. It started from the current state of Singapore’s tech talent, engineering becoming a choice profession, the government’s hiring of 1,000 engineers and more for large public projects, to students pursuing their professions of choice as engineers. Taking this further, with the state institutions producing over 11,409 engineering and science graduates […]

Engineering in Singapore

Solutions to Singapore’s engineering talent crunch, according to the TIA Community

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In the article “The dark side of tech development in Singapore”, I highlighted the issues plaguing the Singapore ecosystem in getting engineering talent and how entrepreneurs are handling this situation. This macro problem is multi-faceted and not easily resolved overnight. However, initiatives are ongoing, which this article will try to highlight as many as possible. […]

Engineering in Singapore

The dark side of tech development in Singapore

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Tech startup entrepreneurs do not often share openly about this, but developing your tech product in-house in Singapore is nothing short but challenging. In my previous articles, I have highlighted the issue of the lack of quantity and quality of software and hardware engineering talent. There is an obvious growth in the amount of new […]

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Hiring and retaining engineers: Lessons from US

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Singapore has seen an accelerated growth of new tech startups in recent times. However, as I meet founders and community partners, there is consensus that the quantity and quality of engineering talent pool has failed to keep up. This results in a less-than-optimal state of technical development for startups. Hiring and retaining engineers in the […]

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Programming as a career in Singapore

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The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) had announced recently a partnership with General Assembly (GA) to launch the first Career Accelerator in Singapore. Two entry-level programming courses, a 10-week User Experience Design Immersive and a 12-week Web Development Immersive, will be launched in Singapore in November 2015. These two programs aims to target mid-career non-ICT professionals interested in a tech career, […]