Building a solid career

Building a solid career

Article was first published at Straits Time Scholar’s Choice III. Inspired by a mentor during his industrial attachment, BCA scholar Tan Wee Kwang is determined to make an impact in the construction industry. by leong phei phei BUILDING and Construction Authority (BCA) scholarship holder Tan Wee Kwang (right) is one of the lucky few who met a person who inspired him to forge a career in the construction field during his industrial attachment. That man is his current deputy director at BCA, Engineer (Er) Lee Chee Keong. Recalling the days when he interned at BCA’s Transit Shelter Engineering Department (TSED), Mr Tan says his mentor impressed him with his leadership and professionalism. His life has come full circle in the sense that he is now officially working under Er Lee in TSED. Mr Tan says: “Knowing that my aspiration is toobtain the Professional Engineering licence, Er Lee has not only created numerous opportunities for me to be exposed to the various facets of the project cycle, but he has also personally guided me in building up my technical knowledge.   “Till today, he continues to be one of my role models in the industry, and I hope that one day I will be able to emulate his success.” In addition to being guided by an inspiring mentor, Mr Tan has been given wideranging roles in the organisation, giving him a good sense of the work that BCA does The Hwa Chong alumnus graduated in 2006 with a first class honours degree in mechanical engineering from the National University of Singapore (NUS).   He has taken on diverse portfolios ranging...