Lifelong Learning & Skills Masterclass Series: Skills Mastery through Workplace Learning

Wednesday, 11.10.2017 – Wednesday, 11.10.2017


This masterclass is part of the Swiss Embassy’s effort to promote the Swiss system of vocational education and training in Singapore and to bring closer the Swiss companies and local partners from the government, the schools and the industry.Organized jointly with Nanyang Polytechnic and the Swiss Federal Institute of Vocational Education and Training, it seeks to raise awareness of the benefits and methodology of implementation of “on-the-job training” (OJT) approaches. Swiss and local experts from different industry sectors will share valuable insights and challenges, best practices in embracing OJT at the workplace, and how such practices can enhance business competitiveness and innovations in their respective industry. It also aims to inspire workplace excellence creating a culture of lifelong learning in the companies.

It is designed in particular for practitioners as well as human resources, organizational development, training and operational matters professionals.

Wednesday 11 October 2018, 9.00am – 12pm (registrations from 9am onwards)

RSVP by 26 September to


9h00     Registrations

9h30     Welcome Speech by Ms. Jeanne Liew, Principal and CEO, Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP)

9h40     Opening Speech by Mr. Thomas Kupfer, Ambassador of Switzerland to Singapore

9h50     Keynote Speech by Mr. Rajan Arul, General Manager, Firmenich Singapore

10h10   ABB Approach towards OJT & testimonial of career progression by Mr. Edmund Chua, Head Power Grids Division, ABB Singapore

10h30   Networking break with light refreshments

10h50   NYP’s approach to Workplace Learning

11h05   Swiss Approach and Training Methodology

11h20   Panel discussion:
            - Mr. Edward Ho, Deputy Principal (Development), Nanyang Polytechnic
            - Mr. Rajan Arul, General Manager, Firmenich Singapore
            - Mr. Edmund Chua, Head Power Grids Division, ABB Singapore
            - Mr. Emanuel Wüthrich, Senior Advisor and Lecturer, International Affairs, Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training SFIVET

12h20    Networking Lunch

Location: Nanyang Polytechnic, Blk D1, Level 3, Lecture Theatre 2 (TBC)