BCA-Industry Built Environment Scholarship Award Ceremony 2015: INVESTING IN OUR YOUTHS FOR THE FUTURE

Tuesday 28 July 2015A record number of scholarships were awarded to students at the BCA-Industry Built Environment Scholarship Award Ceremony 2015 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. This year, BCA and 49 built environment (BE) firms jointly awarded 190 undergraduate and diploma scholarships, an increase from the 186 scholarships awarded last year.

Senior Minister of State for Trade & Industry and National Development, Mr Lee Yi Shyan shared the importance of the BE sector in building the future of Singapore: “The built environment sector shapes the environment we live in. It adds to the skyline and enriches our interaction with other users of the same space we share. It determines the quality of our lives.” 

Aligning with the Earn-and-Learn Programmes under the SkillsFuture initiatives, BCA will be supporting competency progression of the new graduates through its enhanced post-diploma and new post-ITE development programs. These programmes, which aim to help the BE sector bring in new local entrants, will require the continual strong support of our industry partners to be successful.

At a time when the BE sector is transforming the way we build, it is important to equip the existing workforce with the in demand skills. To support the upgrading of the built environment practitioners, BCA is introducing a new part-time postgraduate sponsorship and part-time diploma sponsorship. This is in addition to the existing part-time undergraduate sponsorship programme.

In line with the SG50 celebrations, Mr Lee encouraged the recipients to reflect on the past achievements of the pioneer generations, build on this foundation and carry on the legacy in bringing about a happy, prosperous, fulfilling home for all Singaporeans.

Job Opening: Architectural Consultant (Preservation of Sites & Monuments), National Heritage Board

National Heritage Board (NHB) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth. NHB champions the development of a vibrant, cultural and heritage sector in Singapore. Its role is to make heritage an enriching, relevant, accessible and above all, enjoyable to Singaporeans and visitors alike. If you share our vision of making heritage an enriching part of everyone's life, join us in our journey to explore and examine our cultural legacy.
http://www.nhb.gov.sg

 

Responsibilities

  • Manage and conduct periodic inspection of the National Monuments
  • Administer the National Monuments Fund (NMF). This involves identifying Monuments which warrant restoration and which qualify for NMF
  • Perform technical work that is related to the proper preservation, conservation, restoration and maintenance of National Monuments
  • Build and research on technical know-how and database

 

Requirements 

  • Minimum Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part 2 accredited qualification, e.g. Bachelor of Arts (Architecture) or Master of Science or Post Graduate Diploma in Architecture Conservation
  • Should have experience in conducting site inspection and background in conservation work
  • At least 3 years of work experience in similar capacity
  • Keen interest in conservation and preservation work, heritage and local history
  • Good organisational and project management skills
  • Pleasant personality, organised and willing to accommodate difficult or challenging issues that might surface
  • Ability to correspond effectively in a second language and/or dialect would be advantageous due to frequent interactions with dialect-speaking owners of the monuments

  

To apply, please email resume with subject title "Application for Architectural Consultant" to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 

The closing date for application is 11 September 2015. 

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.