Aerospace students shine at WSS

Jin Kiat and Tobias, with their supervisors 

Proving that the premium quality of aerospace training they receive at Temasek Polytechnic’s School of Engineering gives them an edge on the national stage, Koh Jin Kiat and  Tobias Chan snatched Silver medals in the “Aircraft Maintenance” category of the biennial WorldSkills Singapore (WSS) competition, held from 5 – 7 July 2018. 

The competition required contestants to carry out various tasks related to the maintenance of an aircraft, such as performing sheet-metal and composite repair, rigging flight controls according to specifications, inspecting an aircraft prior to flight, removing and installing aircraft components, inspecting the gas turbine hot section, and troubleshooting electrical wiring defects.

Summing up his experience, Tobias said: “The rigorous WSS training I went through has equipped me with useful new skill-sets, as I gear myself for a career in the aerospace industry”.  His team mate, Jin Kiat, echoed: “It was a priceless learning experience”. 

The WSS is a biennial competition which symbolises the pinnacle of excellence in vocational training.  Every two years, hundreds of young skilled people from around the world convene to compete before the public in the skills of their various trades and test themselves against the most demanding international standards. 

Students in the School of Engineering are given opportunities to participate in various prestigious national competitions such as the WSS, to bring honour to their Polytechnic.  In so doing, they also stretch themselves to their fullest potential and enhance their Resume in the process. 

For more information about the Diploma in Aerospace Engineering (AEG) course at TP, click here.

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