Two Singaporean engineering students have been awarded this year’s
Energy-Industry Scholarship (EIS), a dedicated scholarship for the energy sector
offered in partnership with the Energy Market Authority (EMA) and industry partners.
2. Mr Gustavus Liew Zeng Kit from Ngee Ann Polytechnic and Mr James Lum
Yew Ji from Singapore Polytechnic will join their sponsoring organisation, SP Group,
after completing their studies and National Service.
3. Mr Liew, a second year Electrical Engineering student, has always shown a
natural inclination towards engineering since he was young. The knack for tinkering
and making his own toys evolved into a deep interest in electrical engineering when
he learnt physics concepts like electrical circuits in secondary school. “I chose a
career in engineering because I am naturally curious about how things work. I
believe technology will have a big impact on the energy sector, and look forward to
tapping on it to develop smart energy solutions for Singapore,” he said.
Third year Electrical and Electronic Engineering student and ambassador Mr
Lum has been fascinated by the intricacies of power supply distribution in Singapore
ever since he took a module in Electrical Installation Design in polytechnic. He
shared, “When I talk to my peers, many don’t realise what goes on behind a power
switch and would often take electricity for granted. Energy is essential for many
things and I am thankful to be given the opportunity to get a head-start in joining the
energy sector. I value job stability and the career progression pathways mapped out
in the Skills Framework for Energy and Power have further assured me of
opportunities in this dynamic sector.”
Launched in 2014, the EIS is a dedicated scholarship for the energy sector
offered in partnership with EMA and the industry. Now into its seventh year, the EIS
highlights EMA’s and the industry’s commitment to build a strong pipeline of local
talent to power Singapore’s critical infrastructure.
The EIS is co-funded between EMA and the industry, and covers recipients’
tuition fees, monthly living allowance and a one-time allowance to purchase studyrelated items such as computers and books. Both full-term and mid-term scholarships
are available to Singaporean citizens and permanent residents pursuing relevant
engineering courses. Applications for the next EIS cycle will open in December 2020
and close in March 2021. Interested applicants can visit
www.poweringlives.gov.sg/eis to submit their applications.
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promote effective competition in the energy market and develop a dynamic energy
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