Mr Cheng Yi Chiao, 37, gives a glimpse into how he is not afraid to swim against the current and restart his career as a trainee in a new field, even though he has held top-ranking jobs in organisations.
Giving the opening address at SGInnovate's virtual career showcase, New Frontier, Education Minister Lawrence Wong said Deep Tech such as genetic coding is at the forefront of new innovations.
Under the new Innovation and Enterprise Fellowship Programme (IFP), National Research Foundation (NRF) will be supporting 500 fellowships over the next five years. SGInnovate, the programme’s very first partner, saw the launch of the PowerX (Robotics) programme, which helped equip locals with the necessary skills for the robotics and automation sector.
The prospect of getting paid to learn how to programme robots and work for a Deep Tech firm leads Cheng Yi Chiao to join SGInnovate's PowerX Robotics programme.