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Firing up future skills for Singaporeans through Augmented Reality welding training to speed up learning and enhance career progression

e2i and Uniweld jointly bring the first of its kind Augmented Reality welding training to locals to skill up the workforce. 06 June 2018, Wednesday - Singapore can look forward to a new and innovative form of Augmented Reality (AR) training for welding to train workers in a more cost effective and conducive environment to attract more locals to consider welding related career pathways such as welding inspectors, supervisors, quality control managers which have good career progression and are in demand across diverse manufacturing and civil industries such as aerospace, construction, marine, oil and gas, and process engineering sectors. The National Trades Union Congress’ (NTUC) e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) is partnering Uniweld Products (USA) Pte Ltd to bring AR welding training to locals in an effort to push for skills mastery and lifelong learning as part o ...

Skills Framework for public transport launched

More training and development opportunities for a future-ready workforce. 30 May 2018, Wednesday - The Skills Framework for Public Transport was launched this morning by Senior Minister of State for Transport, Dr Janil Puthucheary. The Skills Framework provides information on public transport career opportunities in 87 job roles across four different tracks – rail operations, rail engineering, bus operations and bus fleet engineering. It supports the Land Transport Industry Transformation Map (ITM) launched in February, and is jointly developed by the Land Transport Authority (LTA), SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) and Workforce Singapore (WSG), the public transport operators (PTOs), education and training providers and the National Transport Workers’ Union (NTWU). An exhibition was held to showcase more information on the training programmes and career pathways. Quality trai ...

Cloud computing skills will power a future ready Singapore workforce

NTUC LearningHub, e2i, and Amazon Web Services collaborate to train and reskill 20,000 Singaporeans to build cloud computing capabilities.   25 May 2018, Friday - Cloud computing was identified as a key technology transforming the digital landscape across sectors, according to a pilot study conducted on the Info Communication Industry (ICT) sector by the National Trades Union Congress’s (NTUC) Future Jobs, Skills and Training (FJST) unit in 2017. In the study, 30 participating employers also shared that cloud computing and solution development skills were emerging in-demand skills in the ICT sector. To help address the demand for cloud computing and solution development skills in the market, NTUC LearningHub (LHUB) approached Amazon Web Services (AWS), the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, and NTUC’s Employment and Employability Institute ...

Inspiring! This mom returns to work after a 20-year hiatus

Inspiring! This mom returns to work after a 20-year hiatus

Nestled within an industrial area 10 minutes from Changi Airport lies a huge facility at Edwards Lifesciences, where employees work to churn out lifesaving artificial heart valves sewn by heart valve specialists. One of the employees share her story on how she overcame her anxiety of returning to work after a 20-years hiatus. Meet Norhayati Norhayati Binte A. Rahim, sacrificed her job in 1998 as a sales consultant in the beauty industry to take care of her family. Now that her children are older, she wanted to return to the workforce to occupy herself, reconnect with the working world and pick up new skills. She started to apply for jobs and was only shortlisted by two companies for an interview. Being a homemaker for years and considering her age, she felt that her only advantages were her positive mindset and willingness to learn. Norhayati Binte A. Rahim, Associate Machine O ...

“I Was Jobless but Not Hopeless”

“I Was Jobless but Not Hopeless”

Jobless but not hopeless: Louisa found help in a time of need and now opens to share how she overcame her barriers and finally clinched a job with a pay increment, in hope of encouraging others seeking career guidance or a job…   Louisa Koh | 39| Marketing & Communications Opportunity Costs “Being unemployed can be very difficult, and anyone who’s been jobless is usually not spared from feelings of despair, helplessness and sometimes hopelessness, whether you’ve been out of work for two months or a year. I completed a contract job stint at the end of January without the option of a renewal, and realised this was a pivotal point in my career—I was considering either moving up the ranks or making a mid-career switch to a more financially rewarding role. Staying at the same rank had its opportunity costs, as there was stiff competition from entry-level applicants will ...

Labour Movement to attract and retain early childhood professionals

The Essential Domestic Services Training Committee supported by e2i and ESU to roll out new initiatives to operationalise the Early Childhood Industry Transformation Map for better placement and training opportunities.   19 May 2018, Saturday - The Labour Movement recently announced the set-up of a new Training Council which will oversee the training and employment needs of workers across the 23 industries under the Industry Transformation Maps. As part of the Training Council, the Essential Domestic Services (EDS) Training Committee comprising National Trades Union Congress’ (NTUC) e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) and Education Services Union (ESU) will be working together to operationalise the Early Childhood (EC) ITM to implement placement and training initiatives for the EC workforce. There are about 17,000 educators in the EC sector currently and the ...

7 early adopters partner ULeap Enterprise to boost workforce capabilities through a closed door, private access for employees to learn bite-sized modules on the go

Launched today, ULeap Enterprise is part of the second phase pilot of ULeap, a mobile learning app by NTUC and e2i for working people to acquire new knowledge quickly through bite-sized short multimedia content.   1 May 2018, Tuesday - As part of the second phase pilot, ULeap will launch ‘ULeap Enterprise’ to bring bite-sized mobile learning to more working people, company by company. It will be a closed door, private access for the respective company’s employees with an aim to boost workforce capabilities. As companies embark on transforming their business in view of digital disruption and technological changes, re-skilling and up-skilling of their employees become integral in progressing forward. ULeap Enterprise addresses four key imminent challenges faced by enterprises today – (i) releasing workers to attend both in-house and external training; (ii) the rate at w ...

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