| Singapore | 30 Dec 2015 | Asia Samachar |
Jasbir Singh is one of 50 Singaporeans featured in a book A Nation of Skilled Talents that will be launched today.
A director at the President’s Office at Nanyang Technological University, Jasbir is also an active member of the regional Sikh community via his participation in Sikh camps in Malaysia and Singapore for more than three decades.
“I didn’t let myself feel that I was second-rated being in an ITE, because I had larger dreams, and there was just so much to learn…The training in draughting (engineering drawing) that I received from STI was of a very high standard, and it really helped me when I moved to Scotland to further my studies at Heriot- Watt University of Edinburgh,” he says in a quote published at the Facebook page of A Nation of Skilled Talents – SG50.
In 2004, according to a note on the same Facebook page, Jasbir led the Science and Engineering Research Council, A*STAR, to sign a first of its kind Master Research Agreement with MNC, Rolls-Royce, to engage A*STAR in a wide variety of research work. Over the years, he has gone on to negotiate other Master-Agreements with Boeing (2005), EADS (Airbus) (2008) and United Technologies Corporate office, which included Pratt & Whitney.
The book will be launched today (30 Dec 2015) at the The Future Of Us exhibition as part of the year-long SG50 celebrations by Acting Minister Ong Ye Kung.
SG50 is a nationwide effort to celebrate Singapore’s 50th birthday this year. The republic gained independence when it left Malaysia in 1965, just two years after joining the federation.
Supported by the SG50 Celebration Fund, the book traces the evolution of applied and technical education in Singapore for the past 50 years. It documents the evolution of applied and technical education in Singapore. It is a ground-up initiative by Loh Yuin Han Jonathan and Chadi EL Farran.
Among others featured in the book are Anand Somasundram (General Manager, Toyota Motor Asia Pacific), Onland Chua Kim Siong (Manager, Offshore Technology Development Pte Ltd), Edwin Siew (Founder, Incredible Journeys) Izzat Mohamed Ismail (Managing Director, EDN Learning Discoveries), Tan Tech Lee (Deputy Director, Singapore Power Training Institute), Laurence Wong Seong (Founder/CEO, Avivar Group), Darran Nathan (Founder, Progeniq Pte Ltd) and Pang Hee Hon (Founder of Veritas Global Healthcare Pte Ltd.)
In another similar endeavour, Singapore public health officer Kehar Singh was featured in the Heart Of Public Service, a two-volume book set launched in November 2015 by the Public Service Division, which depict the physical and social changes in Singapore (SEE: Kehar battled malaria, Sars in Singapore].
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