This new initiative is part of the ongoing partnership between Zebra Technologies and Singapore Polytechnic under a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU outlines both parties’ intention to work together as part of the Singapore Polytechnic Advanced Manufacturing Partners Network, benefitting more than 240 Singapore Polytechnic students with Diplomas in Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Computer Engineering.
“At Singapore Polytechnic, we believe in the importance of mentoring and training our learners to be ready for successful careers in an advanced manufacturing future,” said Toh Ser Khoon, director of Singapore Polytechnic’s School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. “Our partnership with Zebra Technologies will play a key role in equipping our future smart manufacturing talents with the relevant skillsets and technological competencies to develop innovative advanced manufacturing solutions that will drive Singapore’s economic growth.”
Zebra’s Ultra Wideband (UWB) platform will be set up in the university’s Smart Workflow Solution Lab lab for staff to conduct courses for both full-time Diploma students and part-time courses for working adults.
The objective is to expose its students to the latest technology used by the manufacturing sector today. It further serves as a proof of concept to showcase how this technology can be used by advanced manufacturing facilities to monitor and grant authorization selectively to qualified operators for certain heavy machinery for safety purposes, amongst many other use cases.
Zebra’s UWB technology underpins much of the Zebra MotionWorks portfolio and serves as a platform that enables accurate location and tracking solutions. Real-time visibility solutions, coupled with real-time technology, can help businesses in the manufacturing industry streamline and automate their entire supply chain, from inventory to business operations.
By equipping Singapore Polytechnic students with this new technology, the initiative will be upskilling the workforce to establish a successful advanced manufacturing future in Singapore.
“It is imperative that the future generation of Singapore is empowered with the right technology and training to be prepared for imminent challenges and the constantly evolving digital landscape,” said Fang-How Lim, regional director for Southeast Asia, Zebra Technologies. “We are committed to supporting Singapore’s aspirations to grow the advanced manufacturing sector through the training of Singapore workers, thereby contributing to its transformation into a resilient, digitally advanced manufacturing base in Asia.”