11 June 2019
Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat has urged Singapore’s young to seize the fast-growing opportunities in Asia.
Mr Heng was addressing around 540 students at the annual Pre-University Seminar. During his keynote speech, he said that for the first time, the fourth industrial revolution is not just happening to Asia but is occurring within Asia, with many Asian companies being among the most innovative in the world.
This year’s Pre-University Seminar focusses on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which is marked by networked technologies, robotics, and artificial intelligence.
In his speech, Mr Heng also highlighted Asean, calling it a beacon of growth in Asia.
On its part, the Government is creating more opportunities for Singaporeans to venture abroad. A new academy, for instance, was set up in September 2018 to send Singapore students abroad for internships at start-ups or companies that undertake entrepreneurship and innovation.