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ST Engineering Sets up New Initiative to Support Local Students and Aviation Sector of Pensacola

New initiative is a scholarship programme for aviation-related post-secondary education

Pensacola, Florida USA, 5 March 2019 – In support of the local community and the growing aviation industry of the City of Pensacola and Florida, ST Engineering has set up a new scholarship programme, the Pensacola Mayor’s Scholarship, to support outstanding individuals accepted into an aviation-related post-secondary educational programme. Starting in 2020, scholarships will be awarded to four applicants annually from the Escambia County School District based on criteria including academic performance and financial needs. Successful applicants will each receive a scholarship amount of US$2,500.  

The scholarship is the latest initiative by ST Engineering to support the sustained growth of a local workforce that is equipped with the right skillset for a career in the aviation sector. Since opening its new Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) facility in Pensacola, Florida in June 2018, ST Engineering has offered the greater Pensacola area various programmes such as the Airman Trainee Programme, Structures and Interior Internships and the Military Fast Track programme to help the region develop a pipeline of talents to support its aviation sector. As people who undergo these programmes have the opportunity to receive paid on-the-job training alongside with classroom lessons, these training programmes help provide a strong head start to job seekers who are keen to have an aviation maintenance career.

Grover Robinson, Mayor of the City of Pensacola said, “ST Engineering continues to prove they want to positively impact our community and be part of it. This scholarship shows ST Engineering’s commitment to providing educational resources to our citizens to grow in the aviation industry. Higher education is certainly important to me and I am honoured the scholarship will be associated with not only myself, but future Mayors of Pensacola.”

Lim Serh Ghee, President of ST Engineering’s Aerospace sector, said, “The Pensacola Mayor’s Scholarship reflects ST Engineering’s long-term commitment to grow with the community that we operate in.  Since we started setting up our presence in Pensacola in mid-2018, we have been dedicated to nurturing the local community such as by supporting young talents and helping them to secure a rewarding career in an industry that is set to grow robustly in tandem with rising air travel.”

ST Engineering is a global technology, defence and engineering group specialising in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors. The Group employs about 22,000 people across offices in Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East, serving customers in the defence, government and commercial segments in more than 100 countries. With more than 500 smart city projects across 70 cities in its track record, the Group continues to help transform cities through its suite of Smart Mobility, Smart Security and Smart Environment solutions. Headquartered in Singapore, ST Engineering reported revenue of $6.7b in FY2018 and it ranks among the largest companies listed on the Singapore Exchange. It is a component stock of the FTSE Straits Times Index, MSCI Singapore, SGX ESG Transparency Index and SGX ESG Leaders Index. For more information, please visit www.stengg.com.

The Aerospace sector provides integrated aerospace services and solutions through a global network of facilities and affiliates in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe, supporting a broad customer base that comprises leading airlines, airfreight operators and armed forces. Its wide spectrum of maintenance and engineering solutions include airframe, engine and component maintenance, repair and overhaul; engineering design and technical services; as well as aviation materials and asset management services. The sector also has original equipment manufacturing capabilities and holds proprietary designs in products such as aircraft seats. For more information, please visit www.stengg.com.

Media contact:         
Christine Hicks
Manager, Corporate Communications
Tel:      (1) 703 399 2769
Email:  chicks@vt-systems.com

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