25 April 2022
Singapore. TÜV SÜD PSB, the international testing, inspection, certification, and training company with German roots has signed a partnership agreement with ComfortDelGro Engineering (CDGE) to officially launch the Automotive Training programme for technicians in the automotive industry for safe handling of hybrid and electric vehicles. Through the partnership, TÜV SÜD PSB and CDGE hope to help the industry build a skilled and future-ready workforce in support of Singapore Green Plan 2030 towards a sustainable future 2040 vision of phasing out internal combustion engine vehicles and all vehicles running on cleaner energy. The training programme will enable Singapore to cater to the expected growth in the use of hybrid and electric vehicles.
The partnership agreement was signed on Monday, 25th April 2022 by Mr. Richard Hong, CEO, TÜV SÜD ASEAN and Mr. Ang Soo Hock, CEO, CDGE, witnessed by Mr. Clement Teo, Senior Vice President, Business Assurance, TÜV SÜD ASEAN, and Mr. Andrew Liew, Vice President, Business Development & Strategy, CDGE. Leveraging on TÜV SÜD’s expertise and experience as an innovative solutions provider for new mobility technologies, TÜV SÜD as a knowledge partner has developed the course curriculum for the training programme which will be conducted by CDGE at the Training Academy @ CDGE Loyang, by the fourth quarter of this year.
Designed to upskill working professionals with varying levels of skillset and knowledge, the training programme takes on a structured modular approach where one can enrol for modules matched to his/her current qualifications, and be equipped with the skills needed to advance to the next level of their career to take on more senior roles. The modules would be delivered in various formats including e-learning, virtual training, instructor-led and live simulation to provide the learners with an effective and interactive learning experience.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Richard Hong, CEO, TÜV SÜD ASEAN, said, “As Singapore moves towards adopting hybrid and electric cars, the automotive industry will see an increase in demand for the handling and servicing of cleaner-energy vehicle models. To meet this future requirement, TÜV SÜD and CDGE will work closely through this partnership to help the nation build a skilled workforce with the electric vehicle training programmes, in contributing to the nation’s e-mobility and sustainability efforts.”
Mr. Ang Soo Hock, CEO, CDGE said, “With Singapore heading towards its zero emission goal, we feel it is timely that we partner TÜV SÜD to launch exclusive electric vehicle training programmes for technicians. We are delighted to be able to support and contribute to the Singapore Green Plan 2030 through this partnership.”
Over the past 50 years in Singapore and globally for over 150 years, TÜV SÜD as a trusted partner of choice for safety, security and sustainability solutions has worked with stakeholders across domains and participated in international standardisation committees that are relevant to e-mobility. With an extensive automotive safety engineering experience, TÜV SÜD is at the forefront of supporting the industry in safe implementation of electric vehicles innovations through training, testing, inspection, and certification services.
For more details about the training programme offered by CDGE, please contact CDGE at 6383 5000.
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