Youth@SIEW 2018

Photo courtesy of the Energy Market Authority

Ms. Melissa Low, Research Fellow at the Energy Studies Institute, NUS moderated the In Dialogue panel of Youth@SIEW at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre on 2 November 2018. The In Dialogue session convened 400 students from tertiary institutions and institutes of higher education with senior government and industry leaders. Together they engaged in discussions on topics related to Singapore’s energy future, as well as digitalisation and climate change.

In his opening address, Dr Tan Wu Meng, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Trade and Industry and Foreign Affairs, shared the importance of the energy sector to Singapore, and the role today’s youth will play in shaping the landscape as tomorrow’s leaders.

In Dialogue panel comprised of Dr. Tan, Mr. Leong Wei Hung, President of Shell International Eastern Trading Company and Mr. Kwong Kok Chan, Deputy General Manager of Maintenance at PacificLight Power. The panel discussed youth concerns about the future of renewables and job stability in the energy sector.

The panel also shared their thoughts on how youth can benefit from the new Skills Framework for Energy and Power launched at SIEW 2018. The framework captures developments in Singapore’s energy landscape and translates them into key jobs and skills information to support the sector, and offers 122 job roles across 11 tracks, including power generation, energy trading and portfolio management, electricity transmission and distribution and energy retail, amongst others.

More information about the Skills Framework for Energy and Power can be found at

(Posted on 05 November 2018)