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CCMDA Allied Health Professions

Make a Difference in the Community Care Sector

The Community Care Manpower Development Awards (CCMDA) aim to attract and develop young talented individuals who are keen to make a difference in the growing Community Care sector by providing sponsorship support for studies in Nursing and selected Allied Health professions.

Join us to embark on a meaningful career in supporting and empowering Singaporeans to live well and age gracefully in the community!

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“The CCMDA allowed me to pursue a degree in Occupational Therapy, where the knowledge and skills learnt have helped to build the strong foundation I needed to serve my patients in the community.” - Lim Jia Yi

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Opportunities in Healthcare

Calling all students who are keen to consider a career in the healthcare sector! The next Healthcare Scholarships application cycle will start from September 2021 and end in March 2022.

If you are interested to pursue allied health and nursing, the Healthcare Merit Award, Community Care Scholarship, Community Nursing Scholarship or Integrated Nursing Scholarship will be applicable to you.

If you are interested in joining the healthcare sector in administrative or corporate functions, check out the Healthcare Administration Scholarship.

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Ensign, SUTD Announce New Cybersecurity Studies | Photo from Wikipedia

Ensign, SUTD Announce New Cybersecurity Studies Scholarship

Pandemic or not, rain or shine, Teng Kai Qi remains committed to help meet the healthcare needs of the community.

Cybersecurity service provider Ensign has donated $120,000 to Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) to establish the Ensign InfoSecurity–SUTD Mid Term Scholarship to develop more cybersecurity talents. The bond-free scholarship, starting 2022, will be awarded to one Year Three student specialising in the security track from SUTD’s Information Systems Technology and Design degree programme every year. The student will receive $30,000 to defray tuition or study-related expenses.

10 YEARS with SgIS

10 YEARS with SgIS

2021 marks the 10th year anniversary of the Singapore-Industry Scholarship (SgIS), which received its first batch of scholars in 2012. To date, the SgIS is the only scholarship offered in partnership between the Government and local industries, and it aims to nurture a core of Singaporean industry leaders to steer the development of the country’s key strategic industries.

To commemorate the 10th Anniversary, SgIS has organised a series of SgIS Gives Back initiatives, including fundraising and volunteering activities, to provide the SgIS alumni, scholars and partners with a chance to give back to the society.

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SIT introduces new degree programme to prepare students for automation

Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) will be offering a new degree programme to fulfil the anticipated demand in automation engineering in the future by training students to develop, deploy and maintain field robots. The Bachelor of Engineering in Robotics Systems is a four-year programme offered by SIT and designed in consultation with key partners such as the National Robotics Programme (NRP) and Economic Development Board (EDB).

“Robots are no longer just operating in the factory shop floor, but are also required to work for, and alongside humans in various field applications,” said Professor Chua Kee Chaing, deputy president (academic) and provost of SIT.

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Education Minister Chan Chun Sing clarifies misconception that scholarship holders have an advantage in career promotions

“I think there’s more than a fair chance that people are promoted based on their performance,” he said. “But, of course, whether we invested in a person before or not, we all hope that they succeed.” He added that not all scholarship holders rise to the top, and that there are “great expectations” of those who have been given great opportunities.

“I’m quite confident that the public service has a certain diversity of backgrounds and there’s a continuous meritocracy,” Mr Chan added. “And that’s one of the reasons we constantly evolve our selection and development system.”