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Exyte Engineer Siti Sulaiha Ahmad in Singapore receives study award

Exyte Engineer Siti Sulaiha Ahmad in Singapore receives study award

 October 06, 2020

Siti Sulaiha Ahmad at Exyte has been used to seeing more men than women in the engineering sector.

“Maybe it is rare to find a female who is in this industry, so they think it is unusual for me to be interested in this,” says Extye electrical engineer.Siti Sulaiha Ahmad.

Not deterred to forge her career, Siti Sulaiha Ahmad has continued to strengthen her knowledge in electrical engineering.

Siti Sulaiha Ahmad has received the SkillsFuture Study Award that sees a financial contribution awarded to her from by the Energy Market Authority (EMA).

The award aims to give Singaporeans an opportunity to develop their potential as part of the efforts to contribute and shape Singapore's workforce.

A strong commitment to her engineering career

Siti Sulaiha Ahmad has a diploma in electrical engineering from the Ngee Ann Polytechnic and is pursuing a part-time degree program at Nanyang Technological University in the same field.

Siti Sulaiha Ahmad says that the journey of achieving a degree is not an easy one and that she has to make many sacrifices to attend night classes three to four times a week.

“It is tiring and I have to manage my time. I typically have to rush down after work to attend the classes,” she commented.

The second child of three siblings to a single mother, Siti Sulaiha Ahmad wants to achieve well through her career and her first step is to attain her university degree.

“I want to obtain a professional engineer license. I also want to represent the female community in this field,” she said.

When asked what advice she can give to further women regarding their career and studies, she says “First of all, you need to prepare yourself mentally, because the journey is not an easy one. Do not admit defeat easily.. There must be a goal and deep interest. We need to finish the race but this is not a sprint; it is a marathon. Do not be troubled about insinuations from people around you who may question your decision to further your studies. Persevere and focus on your goals.”

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