HP and SIM team up on sustainable manufacturing SkillsFuture courses

Help is on its way for manufacturers in Singapore in their efforts to be go green. Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) and HP Singapore (HP) are collaboarating on developing sustainable manufacturing SkillsFuture courses.

Each of the 15 courses under development will range from two to four days. On top of the courses, the partners will mentor manufacturers as they develop proof-of-concepts to support business transformation.

More than 1,500 are expected to be trained over the next three years. Participants will learn hard and soft skills that span the most critical challenges and needs in manufacturing today, from sustainable product design, ethical sourcing, green building, to facilities management, systems thinking, and problem solving.

“This partnership with HP Singapore and SkillsFuture Singpaore (SSG) is aligned with our raison d’être of almost 60 years, to enable and empower both individuals and enterprises to continuously reskill and upskill to remain relevant in and thrive in the workplace of the future,” said Seah Chin Siong, President and Chief Executive Officer of SIM.

“Fundamental to digital manufacturing is increased efficiency and productivity that in turn results in greater sustainability. Sustainability is front and centre of how we manufacture and sell, and we look forward to leveraging our own innovation and expertise to futureproof Singapore’s current generation of skilled, manufacturing talent,” said Ng Tian Chong, Managing Director of Greater Asia, HP Inc.

HP has been appointed an SkillsFuture Queen Bee for its sustainable manufacturing and procurement capabilities. The tech giant has implemented across its Singapore operations sustainable manufacturing practices such as waste water recycling, 3D printing and improving yield via machine learning.

“As industry captains, our SkillsFuture Queen Bee catalyse workforce reskilling in support of business innovation, for the companies in their network. We thank HP and SIM for joining hands to advance this endeavour for the manufacturing sector. We are confident that companies in HP’s network, particularly SMEs, will benefit greatly from this arrangement,” said Tan Kok Yam, Chief Executive of SSG.

Those interested can sign up for the courses, which will start in September 2022.

Photo: (From left) Ng Tian Chong (Managing Director of Greater Asia, HP Inc), Vivian Chua (Managing Director of Singapore, HP Inc), Tan Kok Yam (Chief Executive, SkillsFuture Singapore), and Seah Chin Siong (President and Chief Executive Officer, SIM).