Association of Consulting Engineers Singapore (ACES)
The Association of Consulting Engineers Singapore (ACES) is a non-profit making association representing the independent consulting engineering profession in Singapore. Formed in 1971, the association is an industry grouping seeking to set and maintain standards of professional ethics, public accountability and independence amongst its members who are all directors or partners of consulting engineering firms operating in Singapore in compliance with the Professional Engineers Act and its regulations. ACES also has business interests of its members high on its agenda and seeks to ensure that professional consulting engineers in Singapore are adequately and fairly rewarded for their services.
Association of Process Industry (ASPRI)
Established in 1997, the Association of Process Industry (“ASPRI”) is a membership-based trade association that represents the interests of >500 companies across Singapore’s Process Industry comprising of petroleum, petrochemical, specialty chemical and pharmaceutical sectors.
With a vision to be a Visible and Credible Partner in the Process Industry, ASPRI’s mission is to Connect, Engage and Grow; ASPRI collaborates closely with various stakeholders in the Process Industry; government and statutory boards, plant owners, Institutes of Higher Learning (“IHLs”) and affiliated Trade Associations and Chambers (“TACs”) to connect, engage and propel the industry’s growth by fostering a strong tripartite Public – Private Partnership.
Association of Property and Facility Managers (APFM)
The Association of Property and Facility Managers (APFM) established in Singapore aims to promote the standard and practice of property and facility management. It provides a platform for exchanges among members as well as dialogues with the authorities and other allied professional bodies. It organises seminars, short courses, talks and promotes research with tertiary institutions.
Association of Singapore Marine Industries (ASMI)
The Association of Singapore Marine Industries (ASMI) is a non-profit trade association formed in 1968 to promote the interests and advancement of the marine industries in Singapore. ASMI represents the comprehensive value chain of companies operating in the local Marine & Offshore (M&O) industry. Its members include big and small shipyards, manufacturers and suppliers of marine equipment and components, marine engineering and service providers, consultants and contractors. ASMI is well recognised both locally and overseas as the bona-fide representative body for the Singapore M&O industry.
Association of Small and Medium Enterprise (ASME)
The Association of small & medium enterprises (ASME) is a not-for-profit organization established in 1986 for enterpreneurs, by enterpreneurs. With wide-ranging services and programmers, ASME strives to equip member SMEs with the business knowledge and market opportunities to help them grow their businesses.
ASME, as the champion of a pro-enterprise Singapore, bridges the public and private sectors to promote a more conducive business environment which facilitates the start-up, growth and development of a large pool of SMEs.
ASME will continue to roll out new SME-relevent programmes to enhance its position as THE business association for Entrepreneurs, by Entrepreneurs.
International Association of Labour Inspection (IALI)
The International Association of Labour Inspection (IALI) is the global professional association for labour inspection established in 1972 and aims to promote the professionalism of its members on all aspects of labour inspection, so as to enhance their impact and effectiveness. IALI’s international and regional conferences often focus on working conditions and occupational safety and health topics and other concerns to labour inspectors, such as illegal employment and child labour. Information about IALI’s activities is regularly communicated to members through its newsletter, the IALI Forum, as well as its website.
International Powered Access Federation (IPAF)
The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) promotes the safe and effective use of powered access equipment (mobile elevating work platform, mast climbing work platform, passenger & goods hoist) worldwide in the widest sense – through providing technical advice and information; through influencing and interpreting legislation and standards; and through safety initiatives and training programmes.
IPAF is a not-for-profit organisation owned by its members, which include manufacturers, rental companies, distributors, contractors and users. IPAF members operate a majority of the MEWP rental fleet worldwide and manufacture about 85% of platforms on the market.
National University of Singapore (NUS)
A leading global university centred in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore’s flagship university which offers a global approach to education and research with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise.
NUS’ transformative education includes programmes such as student exchange, entrepreneurial internships at NUS overseas Colleges, and double degree and joint degree programmes with some of the world’s top universities, offering students opportunities and challenges to realise their potential.
The University also strives to create a supportive and innovative environment to promote creative enterprise within its community.
Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP)
Ngee Ann Polytechnic started in 1963 and is today one of Singapore’s leading institutions of higher learning with over 14,000 enrolled students in close to 40 full-time courses. It seeks to develop students with a passion for learning, values for life, and competencies to thrive in a global workplace. The polytechnic also supports Continuing Education and Training (CET) through its CET Academy, which offers a wide range of part-time programmes. In today’s rapidly changing global economy, Ngee Ann is helping adult learners to acquire new skills, keep pace with new trends and stay agile.
Republic Polytechnic (RP)
The first educational institution in Singapore to leverage the Problem-based Learning approach for all its diploma programmes, Republic Polytechnic (RP) has seven schools and one academic centre offering 37 full-time diplomas in Applied Science, Engineering, Management and Communication, Hospitality, Infocomm, Sports, Health & Leisure, and Technology for the Arts.
RP is committed to nurturing professionals with strong problem-solving capabilities through an innovative and entrepreneurial learning environment, based on a holistic and industry-relevant curriculum. RP’s Academy for Continuing Education also offers a comprehensive suite of lifelong learning programmes to provide adult learners with skills upgrading opportunities.
Singapore Business Federation (SBF)
As the apex business chamber, the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) champions the interests of the business community in Singapore in trade, investment and industrial relations. Nationally, SBF acts as the bridge between businesses and government in Singapore to create a conducive business environment. Internationally, SBF represents the business community in bilateral, regional and multilateral fora for the purpose of trade expansion and business networking. SBF also organises and supports more than 500 events annually to help Singapore businesses pivot into new areas of growth and seize new opportunities to remain competitive, relevant and sustainable.
Singapore Chemical Industry Council (SCIC)
The Singapore Chemical Industry Council Limited (SCIC) is the official industry association representing the Singapore Energy and Chemicals cluster in the private sector. It plays a proactive role in representing the interests of this manufacturing sector and continues to promote it as a major economic pillar of Singapore.
SCIC has a membership network of more than 170 companies including key multi-national corporations (MNCs) and small & medium enterprises (SMEs) that support the entire chemical industry supply chain. These members provide vast resources and opportunities in supporting develop a conducive business environment for the chemical industry.
Singapore Contractors Association Limited (SCAL)
The Singapore Contractors Association Ltd (SCAL) has its origins dating back 1937. Today, SCAL represents some 3,000 members across a spectrum of construction firms and allied businesses. Widely recognised as the voice of the industry, SCAL is represented in numerous policy-making committees of government and professional bodies.
SCAL provides members with a platform to engage in regular dialogues with government to provide feedback on challenges facing the industry, and conversely for government to consult on regulatory policies. Through outreaching and networking programmes, SCAL provides members with updates on government regulations, latest trends on construction technology and practices, and networking opportunities for business expansion.
Singapore Cranes Association (SCA)
Singapore Cranes Association (SCA) was set up since 1975. It was established by pioneers of the mobile crane industry to promote the developments of this industry. SCA Membership stands at about 60 over companies and industry business associates which represent more than half of the cranes population in Singapore. SCA is represented in the National Crane Safety Task force. We engage ourselves and represent the industry in dialogue sessions with various government agencies and grass-root leaders. These enables SCA with adequate information in industry participation, advisory and leading in the industry’s future developments and directions, seeking new opportunities together.
Singapore Hotel Association (SHA)
The Singapore Hotel Association (SHA) is the umbrella body for hotels in Singapore. Its current membership comprises about 160 hotels which accounts for some 85% of total gazetted room count.
Activities of SHA revolve around the following main themes: Research and Representations, Manpower and Training, Innovation, Productivity and Service Excellence, Safety and Security, Community and Member Relations.
In addition, the SHA has a training arm, SHATEC, which was set up in 1983 to provide skilled manpower to the hotel industry.
Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI)
The Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI) is a leading, not-for-profit professional HR body, established in 1965. Serving HR practitioners, people managers, employers and business leaders from both public and private sector organisations across diverse industries in Singapore. As an independent voice driving Singapore’s HR agenda on a national and global scale, SHRI is an intermediary for the HR fraternity and policy-makers. SHRI has been the trendsetter, championing benchmarks in standards of HR best practices by connecting HR professionals and business leaders locally and regionally through its signature events, member engagement activities, dialogues and networking sessions. Under the SHRI Group, SHRI Academy and SHRI Corporation aim to promote continuous learning, upgrading and professional development.
Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)
Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) is Singapore’s University of Applied Learning, offering applied degree programmes targeted at growth sectors of the economy. With a mission to nurture and develop individuals who impact society in meaningful ways, SIT aims to be a leader in innovative learning by integrating learning, industry and community.
The university’s unique pedagogy integrates work and study by incorporating applied research for students to work on real industry problems and creating solutions that meet industry needs. SIT also advocates the work-learn continuum, which places an emphasis on upskilling and lifelong learning.
Singapore Institution of Safety Officers (SISO)
The Singapore Institution of Safety Officers (SISO) is a professional organisation providing representation, promotion, and support for members engaged in the practices of Workplace Safety and Health towards the protection of people, property, and the environment. SISO’s Vision is to be the leading institution for the advancement of the WSH profession.
Singapore International Facility Management Association (SIFMA)
Singapore International Facility Management Association (SIFMA) was formed in August 2001 and is a chapter of IFMA. Our vision is to serve the resource and representative for facility management. Our mission is to advance the FM profession. IFMA is the world’s largest and most widely recognised international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in more than 100 countries. Presently, SIFMA has approximately 40 corporate members and 160 individual members from the Built Environment cluster. SIFMA also runs regular educational programmes, best practice seminars and site visits, which provide opportunities for members to learn and network with the industry.
Singapore Logistics Association (SLA)
Established since 1973, Singapore Logistics Association (SLA) envisions representing Singapore logistics with a mission to promote professionalism and excellence of the logistics industry. As a trade association and strong fraternity advocate, its membership of about 600 business entities offers a diverse scope of logistics and logistics ancillary support services. SLA fulfills its objects in close collaboration and engagement with logistics companies, academia, trade associations, business partners, government agencies, international organisations and professionals.
SLA contributes to logistics capability building through its training arm, The Logistics Academy, a registered Private Education Institute that offers quality training and lifelong learning for the logistics workforce.
Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF)
Established since 1932, the SMF represents the interest of the manufacturing community in Singapore, driving its competitiveness and sustainable growth through serving industry-specific needs. Supported by 10 industry groups and its Associated Services, the SMF enhances the competitiveness of the industry by encouraging capacity development and capability building, innovation and productivity. The SMF provides opportunities for companies to collaborate, network, and to grow and expand both locally and internationally. Current membership stands at about 3,000 members comprising SMEs, MNCs and Affiliate members.
Singapore Polytechnic (SP)
Singapore Polytechnic has been training and developing skilled talents since 1954, fuelling the economic growth of the nation over the many decades. Continuing Education and Training (CET) was an important offering which started in 1979 to upskill and reskill our graduates and the workforce as Singapore goes through economic changes.
In 2010, the Professional & Adult Continuing Education Academy or PACE was set up in Singapore Polytechnic strategically to spearhead and support Singapore’s Skills Future movement in providing more targeted CET to the workforce.
Workplace Safety and Health, Chemical Safety, Maritime Safety and Food Safety are our pioneering CET offerings.
Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)
SUSS is a university with a rich heritage in inspiring lifelong education and transforming society through social sciences, developing work-ready graduates and work-adaptive alumni to their fullest potential through its 3H’s education philosophy – ‘Head’ for professional competency with applied knowledge, ‘Heart’ for social awareness of the needs of the society, and ‘Habit’ for passion towards lifelong learning.
It offers over 70 undergraduate and graduate programmes, available in full- and part-time study modes which are flexible, modular and inter-disciplinary, catering to both fresh school leavers and adult learners. SUSS also offers a broad range of continuing education and training modular courses for the professional skills upgrading of Singapore’s workforce.
Singapore University of Technology & Design (SUTD)
The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is Singapore’s fourth public university, and one of the first universities in the world to incorporate the art and science of design and technology into a transdisciplinary, human-centric curriculum. SUTD seeks to advance knowledge and nurture technically-grounded leaders and innovators to serve societal needs. SUTD also recently topped a list of emerging engineering schools in the world in a study conducted by MIT.
A research-intensive university, SUTD is distinguished by its unique East and West academic programmes which incorporate elements of innovation, entrepreneurship, design thinking and local and international industry collaborations.
Society of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries (SLP)
Since our inception in 1990 and registration under the Societies Act with effect from 5 March 1991, Society of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries (SLP), a non-profit organisation, has been in the forefront of Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) focus in the Process Industries.
SLP addresses and promotes loss prevention in industry through programmes such as conferences, seminars and symposiums. These provide a blend of theoretical and practical knowledge from experienced speakers with avenues for practitioners to share their expertise and experience through networking sessions. Our members represent us on MOM, SCDF, Enterprise Singapore and WSHC advisory committees.
Specialists Trade Alliance Singapore (STAS)
Specialists Trade Alliance of Singapore was formed to level up the professionalism of the building specialist contractors and suppliers in the building and construction industry. An alliance of 11 Building Specialists and Suppliers associations (coming to 12) with over 1,300 corporate members, we improve the standards of fair-trading and commerce in our building and construction industry.
STAS programme is categorized into 3 main areas: Competency Development (Building Specialists Training, On-the-job Training program), Industry Engagement (Events, Workshops, Tradeshows and Potential Marketplace) and the Prefabricated Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) Manufacturer Accreditation Scheme.
Temasek Polytechnic (TP)
Established in 1990, TP is one of the leading institutions of higher learning in Singapore. Currently, it offers 37 full-time diploma courses in the areas of applied science, business, design, engineering, humanities & social sciences and informatics & IT. It also offers over 40 part-time courses, up to the advanced diploma level. TP students undergo a holistic learning system that combines hands-on experience, character education and relevant life skills, in an enriching learning environment. The polytechnic has also infused global realities into its programmes and developed a mindset on campus that embraces socio-cultural diversity. These ensure that TP graduates are ready for work or further studies, and to contribute meaningfully to the community.
The Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES)
The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) is the national society of engineers in Singapore and is often called upon by the Government to provide feedback on professional engineering matters. IES represents Singapore in the international and regional engineering organisations in promoting goodwill and fellowship among all. Through its Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB), IES obtained full signatory status in the Washington Accord (WA) that grants full authority to IES in vetting education systems under the WA mutual recognition framework. To promote engineering to the community, IES has introduced the Chartered Engineer Programme, World Engineers Summit and National Engineers Day.
The Regional Centre for the Future of Work (RCFW)
The Regional Centre for the Future of Work (RCFW) is an initiative by the Singapore Ministry of Manpower, supported by our tripartite partners, the Singapore National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and the Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF). The Regional Centre was launched by Minister for Manpower Mrs. Josephine Teo on 29 September 2020.
The centre’s vision is to have a region ready for the future of work, leveraging a skilled workforce, providing safe and decent work for all, and undergirded by harmonious industrial relations.
The centre’s mission is to share knowledge, build capacity and foster collaborations in tripartism, workplace safety and health, and embracing technology.
Waste Management and Recycling Association of Singapore (WMRAS)
WMRAS is the national trade association for 166 waste-related companies. Besides promoting business interests through professional sharing and networking, tradeshows and mission trips; WMRAS raises industry standards through its WSQ courses for frontline staff, Professional Course in Waste Management and Resource Recovery with Australia’s Griffith University and the Chemical Management and Workplace Safety course supported by WSHC, with Singapore Polytechnic. Finally, WMRAS facilitates its members in addressing their concerns with the Government and foreign organisations. For workplace safety and health, WMRAS representatives sit on the Tripartite Oversight Committee, TOC Sub-Committee on Mature Workers and the WSH Committee for Facilities Management.
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