The Ministry of Education (MOE) is a ministry of the Government of Singapore that directs the formulation and implementation of policies on education structure, curriculum, pedagogy and assessment. It oversees the management and development of Government-funded schools, the Institute of Technical Education, polytechnics and universities, and is currently headed by Minister for Education, Mr. Ong Ye Kung.
The Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF) was established on 27 January 2004 to facilitate dialogue and cooperation among maritime stakeholders from the public and private sectors. As the bridge between the public and private sectors, SMF aims to provide the industry with a clear and representative voice, and spearhead projects to boost its development.
SMF also organises and participates in a host of maritime events to strengthen the Maritime Singapore brand. To date, SMF has significantly benefitted from strong support from all sectors of the industry which has enabled the organisation to reach out directly to the community for new areas of work to improve the current maritime ecosystem.
The Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Transport of the Government of Singapore. As Port Authority, MPA regulates and manages port and marine services, facilities and activities within the Singapore waters, which includes vessel traffic and navigational safety and security, through regulation on operational efficiency and on the environment.
As Developer and Promoter, the organisation works with other government agencies and maritime industry partners to make Singapore a leading global hub port and a top international maritime centre and aims to attract shipowners and operators to set up operations in Singapore, thereby broadening the breadth and depth of maritime ancillary services offered, as well as improve on the business environment for the maritime industry. As the National Sea Transport Representative, MPA safeguards Singapore’s maritime and port interests in the international arena, which extends to being the Government’s Advisor on matters relating to sea transport and maritime and port services and facilities.
The Singapore Maritime Academy (SMA) was formed in 2000 as a result of the merger of the Maritime Technology and Transportation Department of the Singapore Polytechnic and the National Maritime Academy (NMA) of the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore. Since then, SMA has been making waves in the three areas of maritime education and training – navigation, marine engineering, and maritime transportation management, and is now at the forefront of maritime education and training with a focus on the international development of youth. The academy has about 915 full-time students and over 1100 students in its CoC (Certificate of Competency) and short course programmes. The faculty of over 60 teaching staff are highly qualified and were ships’ captains or chief engineers, with most holding graduate degrees in specialized fields and engaged in consultancy and joint projects including research.
Established by the Ministry of Education (MOE), the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) is a public vocational education institution agency in Singapore that provides pre-employment training to secondary school leavers and continuing education and training to working adults. It offers apprenticeships for the skilled trades and diplomas in vocational education for skilled technicians and workers in support roles in professions such as engineering, accountancy, business administration, nursing, medicine, architecture, and law.