Training facility set up for technicians to learn how to service electric, hybrid cars
SINGAPORE – Motor workshop technicians will be able to learn about servicing electric and hybrid vehicles at a new training facility as Singapore moves to phase out those with internal combustion engines by 2040.
The SMWA Training Academy opened in Sin Ming AutoCity in Bishan on Monday (Dec 7).
SMWA has said there is a need to retrain and upskill the technicians ahead of the expected growth in the use of hybrid and electric vehicles, and the future development of autonomous vehicles.
The association’s president, Mr Mike Keh, said: “(The academy) will enable businesses to level up their productivity and efficiency, and to support the transformation of the automotive workshop service industry.”
Examples of courses available include a foundation one in electric vehicle autotronics and a certification programme in high-voltage vehicle repairs.
Various government agencies, including Workforce Singapore, Enterprise Singapore and JTC Corporation, as well as those in the business, supported the setting up of the training facility.