Zebra Technologies Works with Singapore Polytechnic to Groom Skilled Talents and Support Singapore’s Advanced Manufacturing Global Hub Vision

Three-year MOU prepares Singapore students for Advanced Manufacturing era through industry-relevant and experiential learning

SINGAPORE – Nov. 6, 2019 – Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to gain a performance edge, today announced the signing of a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Singapore Polytechnic. The MOU outlines both parties’ intention to work as part of the Singapore Polytechnic Advanced Manufacturing Partners Network, which serves to benefit more than 240 Singapore Polytechnic students with a Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Diploma in Computer Engineering.

The Singapore Polytechnic Advanced Manufacturing Partners Network seeks to build a growing and sustainable eco-system of like-minded industry leaders like Zebra Technologies, to achieve its vision of supporting Singapore’s Advanced Manufacturing initiatives.

“Contributing to 20 to 25 percent of Singapore’s GDP, the manufacturing sector is a key pillar of Singapore’s economy[1]. Singapore’s vision to become a global hub for Advanced Manufacturing has spurred a transformational desire for the manufacturing sector to digitalize,” said Toh Ser Khoon, Director of Singapore Polytechnic’s School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. “Singapore Polytechnic recognizes the importance of building a pipeline of talent to ensure that the current and future workforce is equipped with the skillsets and competencies to develop and manage Advanced Manufacturing solutions. As a tertiary institution with over 65 years of heritage, Singapore Polytechnic is well-positioned to support the country’s drive to become an Advanced Manufacturing hub.”

The collaboration between Zebra Technologies and Singapore Polytechnic will take place across multiple fronts, including; student-internship opportunities, co-development of Industry 4.0 projects and solutions that will benefit local enterprises, showcasing of Advanced Manufacturing solutions and possibilities with learning factories, co-developing curriculum related to Advanced Manufacturing, and promoting Advanced Manufacturing-related engineering education and careers to current and future students.

“With high-value advanced manufacturing being a critical pillar of the sector’s transformation, our work with Singapore Polytechnic is a positive step toward ensuring a pipeline of skilled talent, that is attuned to the industry’s future needs,” said Lim Fang How, Regional Director for Southeast Asia, Zebra Technologies. “As a company that has been empowering those on the front line in manufacturing, retail, healthcare and transport & logistics to achieve a performance edge over the past 50 years, Zebra Technologies is committed to sharing our expertise to prepare Singapore’s next-generation workforce. Building the requisite skills for Advanced Manufacturing is critical as the nation gears up to be the region’s global hub in this space.”

KEY TAKEAWAYS 

  • Zebra Technologies works with Singapore Polytechnic to groom its engineering students and prepare them for the era of Advanced Manufacturing.
  • Zebra’s multi-year collaboration with Singapore Polytechnic seeks to train more skilled labor to support Singapore’s vision of becoming a global hub for Advanced Manufacturing.
  • The collaboration will include student-internship opportunities, co-development of Industry 4.0 projects and solutions, showcasing of Advanced Manufacturing solutions, co-development of curriculum related to Advanced Manufacturing and promoting Advanced Manufacturing-related engineering education and career for existing and future students.

 

ABOUT SINGAPORE POLYTECHNIC

Established in 1954, Singapore Polytechnic (SP) is Singapore’s first polytechnic. It has 10 schools that offer 40 full-time courses and three common entry programmes for close to 16,000 students. SP adopts a proven creative teaching and learning framework and offers students a holistic, authentic and industry-relevant curriculum, innovative and vibrant learning spaces, and enriching overseas programmes. The Polytechnic is committed to producing competent and versatile graduates who are also imbued with sound values, so that they can be work ready, life ready and world-ready. SP has more than 206,000 graduates and among them are successful entrepreneurs, top executives in multi-national and public-listed corporations, and well-known professionals across various industries and leaders in government.
SP clinched the inaugural ASEAN People’s Award in 2015 for its contributions toward the region’s community-building efforts. SP is also the first polytechnic to be awarded the President’s Award for the Environment in 2010 and the President's Social Service Award in 2011.

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ABOUT ZEBRA 

Zebra (NASDAQ: ZBRA) empowers the front line of business in retail/ecommerce, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, healthcare and other industries to achieve a performance edge. With more than 10,000 partners across 100 countries, we deliver industry-tailored, end-to-end solutions that intelligently connect people, assets and data to help our customers make business-critical decisions. Our market-leading solutions elevate the shopping experience, track and manage inventory as well as improve supply chain efficiency and patient care. Ranked on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers for the last four years, Zebra helps our customers capture their edge. For more information, visit www.zebra.com or sign up for news alerts. Participate in our Your Edge blog and follow us on LinkedInTwitter and Facebook

Media Contact:
Daniel Chan
Zebra Technologies
Phone: +65-6510-2231
daniel.chan@zebra.com

Jasmine Lim/Redzuan Samad
Archetype Singapore
Phone: +65-6603-9000
sgzebra@archetype.co

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