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Over 1,000 jobs via new e-career fair for aspiring early childhood professionals

Over 1,000 jobs in the Early Childhood profession will be on offer by more than 30 employers at an upcoming Early Childhood E-career fair. This initiative is part of the Early Childhood Manpower Plan announced in October 2016 by Minister Tan Chuan-Jin, which aims to attract about 4,000 more Early Childhood professionals in the next three to four years. Interested candidates can now search for jobs online, arrange for interviews with prospective employers as well as access career resources at their own convenience, from 4 July 2017 to 15 September 2017. Growth opportunities in the Early Years To support the increase in provision of infant care services, all five Anchor Operators – PCF Sparkletots, NTUC My First Skool, MY World, Skool4Kidz and E-Bridge – will be offering enhanced training and career opportunities for those interested in working with young children aged 2 to 18 ...

OPEC Month to impact 1,000 Singaporean PMETs from the Oil, Petrochemical, Energy & Chemical (OPEC) sectors

Tripartite partners collaborate to launch first annual OPEC Month 1,000 Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs) from the Oil, Petrochemical, Energy & Chemical (OPEC) sectors can look forward to a suite of initiatives focused on strengthening the knowledge and skills of Singaporeans. This was announced at the launch of the inaugural OPEC Month at the Future of Energy & Chemicals Seminar 2017 held today at the Singapore Polytechnic, where Ms Low Yen Ling, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Trade and Industry & Ministry of Education, was Guest-of-Honour. Slated to be an annual event, the OPEC Month is a tripartite initiative led by the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) and hopes to bring industry practitioners to the next level of skills development, drive mindset change and raise their adaptability and r ...

New Maritime Apprenticeship Scheme to familiarise jobseekers with seafaring career

Inaugural cohorts of Tugmaster Training and CoC Class 4 (Special Limit) Programmes graduates A new Maritime Apprenticeship Scheme in support of the Adapt & Grow initiative to familiarise and match jobseekers with potential employers was launched today by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), e2i (Employment and Employability Institute), Singapore Organisation of Seamen (SOS) and Workforce Singapore (WSG). This was announced at the graduation ceremony for the CoC Class 5 (Special Limit) programmes. The ceremony also saw the first cohorts of MPA’s Port Limit Tugmaster and Certificate of Competency (CoC) Class 4 Master (Special Limit) programmes receive their certification. New initiative for supporting seafaring as a career Developed by the Tripartite Maritime Manpower Taskforce for Seafaring, the Maritime Apprenticeship Scheme aims to strengthen the employa ...

PMETs to Get Greater Career Support to Enter the Manufacturing Industry

Professional Conversion Programmes and Industry Advisors to help more PMETs Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETS) and mid-career switchers keen to enter the Manufacturing industry can look forward to greater career support through new industry initiatives announced by Minister for Manpower Lim Swee Say at the Adapt & Grow Manufacturing Day & Technology Showcase held at the Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability (DNI) today. These initiatives include a SkillsFuture Career Advisor Programme and eight new Professional Conversion Programmes for the Manufacturing industry. SkillsFuture Career Advisor Programme To help PMETs and mid-career switchers better understand the Manufacturing industry, 75 industry veterans and leaders in their respective fields have volunteered to step forward under the SkillsFuture Career Advisor Progra ...

Labour Movement launches U Career Network and Practicing Employability Coach framework to partner Singaporeans in growing their careers

With the fluid and fast changing economic climate, it is increasingly crucial to help our working people stay relevant in their career journeys. Having built an extensive network, the Labour Movement is ready to grow and strengthen a strong and extensive group of industry professionals, volunteers, community leaders and partners to support their peers’ and communities’ employment and employability needs. The U Career Network will comprise four groups of enablers: Employability Coaches: trained specialists to provide one-to-one career guidance. Associate Coaches: part time career coaches trained to complement the existing pool of employability coaches. Employability Ambassadors: volunteers from youth groups, grassroots, and peer-to-peer networks to help raise awareness of employment and employability resources, such as labour market information and upcoming job fairs, and refer ...

Singapore Polytechnic and e2i collaborate to enhance and boost competencies and employability of workforce

Singapore Polytechnic (SP) students going into the workforce can look forward to greater support and career guidance under a new MOU signed between SP and NTUC’s Employment & Employability Institute (e2i). The partnership aims to steer students towards making better decisions to enter jobs they are trained in and to continuously excel in their career paths through a series of workshops, industry career advisory and networking sessions. The collaboration will tap on e2i’s expertise, industry networks and resources in employment and employability and further strengthens SP’s existing Education & Career Guidance (ECG) efforts. Under the MoU, a new Career Excellence Immersion Programme by e2i will be rolled out in July 2017 to graduates embarking on the SkillsFuture Earn & Learn Programmes (ELP) managed by SP. This is a first of its kind industry-specific programme to dr ...

More PMETs to benefit from salary and employment support

More targeted career matchmaking trialed With the enhanced Career Support Programme (CSP), more Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs) can now be employed on competitive salaries. Local companies are heeding the Government’s call to strengthen their Singaporean core by working with Workforce Singapore (WSG) and NTUC’s Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) to showcase PMET jobs in the Adapt and Grow Career Series. Over 20 employers from five sectors (Healthcare, Hospitality, Infocomm Technology, Manufacturing and Professional Services) are participating in the Career Fair organised in conjunction with the Adapt and Grow Career Series. More than 260 CSP-eligible job vacancies with salaries $3,600 and above are available for unemployed, mature and experienced PMETs or those that have been made redundant. The enhanced CSP, which was announced by Ministe ...

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