06 August 2018
The Ministry of Transport and its statutory boards, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, the Land Transport Authority, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, and the Public Transport Council, recently handed out scholarships to a grand total of 368 recipients.
During the award ceremony, Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan reminded scholarship recipients that technological disruptions will impact our future civil servants in significant ways.
He said that the transport industry faces disruptive forces such as driverless vehicles, digitalisation and climate change, amid rising political uncertainties, trade conflicts and terrorism.
On the basis of awarding MOT scholarships, Mr Khaw also said that there has been a shift from simply looking at scholarship applicants’ academic results to other attributes like “character, drive and motivation to lead change, overcome challenges and make improvements”.
At the Ministry of Home Affairs Scholarship and Sponsorship Presentation Ceremony, Manpower Minister and Second Minister for Home Affairs Josephine Teo added that Singapore will have to face the challenges with growing manpower constraints.