Our Young Engineers Programme (YEP) is a long-term community initiative that aims to expose and inspire interest in students towards engineering, and help build a sustainable pool of engineering talent. Leveraging on our engineering expertise, we also hope to generate awareness and passion among the community towards the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Participants of the programme from Singapore junior colleges will be awarded a cash prize of $2,000 over 2 years. They are also provided a one-week internship at the various sectors. During this experience, students will gain insights to practical applications of science and technology to better understand the work of an engineer. They will also learn from our engineers about solving real-life engineering issues. An example is the design of a modular robot used in search and rescue operations, where the robot enabled rescue teams to communicate with trapped victims, and help pinpoint their location.
Since its inception in 2012, a total of 122 students had participated in YEP. We have awarded close to $245,000 to date, and more than 100 employees have contributed in excess of 6,000 hours to the programme. We believe YEP has helped shape the participants’ interest in engineering. Of the participants who went on to pursue undergraduate studies, about 50% of them are pursuing a degree in engineering.