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Electronics Engineer Earns & Learns Back at School

Wednesday, February 17, 2021


Electronics engineer Zheng Yiqiao: I would like to sincerely thank Polybee, Ngee Ann Polytechnic and Singapore Innovation Institute. Thanks to the support of these three parties, I was able to master the programming knowledge of robot automation in such a short time. (Photo: Chen Yuanzhuang)

 

The prospect of getting paid to learn how to programme robots and work for a Deep Tech firm deeply excited Mr Cheng Yi Chiao. This was what led Yi Chiao to join the nine-month Innovation and Enterprise Fellowship traineeship programme.

Armed with years of experience working in MNCs and startups, Yi Chiao was formerly with a Malaysian AgriTech startup, but he eventually ended the stint to move back to Singapore to be with his family during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

He chanced upon SGInnovate’s PowerX Robotics programme and decided to apply for it. 

Since November 2020, Yi Chiao had been attending his structured Robotics training at Ngee Ann Polytechnic and was assigned to Singapore-based AgriTech startup, Polybee, for his full-time, on-the-job training. Through this opportunity, he was involved in programming miniature drones for pollination, which reduces manual labour and raises productivity for the farming industry. 

Come August 2021, Yi Chiao will complete his nine-month training under the programme. 

"I do hope to grow in this space and help enhance food security in Singapore through Deep Tech," shared Yi Chiao with confidence that his new expertise would put him in good stead in the future.

 

Original Chinese Article:

一边学习精深科技知识,一边还能受聘赚钱,这样的鱼与熊掌都可兼得,何乐而不为?

本科念电子工程的郑以樵(37岁)有八年工作经验,曾在多家跨国企业任职,前年底加入马来西亚一家农业科技公司。但不久后遇上冠病疫情,为了家中两个年幼孩子,他决定辞职回国。

一次偶然机会,他在面簿上看到新加坡创新机构(SGInnovate)推出创新与企业人才培育计划(Innovation and Enterprise Fellowship Programme),于是决定申请并成功入选。

郑以樵去年11月起在义安理工学院学习机器人自动化专业知识,也被安排到本地农业科技起步公司Polybee进行在职培训,利用自动化的微型无人机为农作物授粉(pollination),减少对人力的依赖,同时提高农场产量。

郑以樵将在今年8月完成为期九个月的培训计划。

展望未来,他说:“希望可以结合机器人工程和农业领域累积的经验,帮助推动本地食品安全与科技。”

Original article: Zaobao

Topics: Others, Startups, Talent

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