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NTUC’s e2i launches Baker 4.0 to prepare and train bakers to rise to the challenges of Industry 4.0

NTUC’s Secretary-General Ng Chee Meng launched Baker 4.0 at Chillax Asia 2019 today to upskill bakers and transform the baking and confectionary industry 25 July 2019, Thursday - Bakers form one of the key pillars of the F&B sector, providing Singaporeans regularly with their everyday bread at our local bakeries and delicious pastries at cafes and hotels. As Singapore moves towards industry transformation, our local bakers will too be subject to the changes that the new economy brings. National Trades Union Congress’s (NTUC) e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) and the Singapore Bakery and Confectionery Trade Association (SBCTA) joined hands to pilot a new series of initiatives in the baking and confectionary industry to identify the skills gaps and training needed to upskill and transform bakers in tandem with the changing F&B landscape in Singapore. Identifyi ...

New Initiatives to Strengthen Data Protection Ecosystem in Singapore

Dedicated competency framework for data protection officers to chart careers; Singapore ready to provide APEC certifications for cross border data transfers 17 July 2019, Wednesday - The Personal Data Protection Commission (“PDPC”) today announced two new initiatives that will advance Singapore’s Digital Economy and bring Singapore closer towards realising its vision of a regional data protection and data innovation training hub. These are: A new Data Protection Officer Competency Framework and Training Roadmap (“Framework”) which provides clarity on the core competencies and proficiency levels a data protection officer needs; and The appointment of the Infocomm Media Development Authority (“IMDA”) as Singapore’s Accountability Agent (“AA”) for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (“APEC”) Cross Border Privacy Rules (“CBPR”) and Privacy Recognition for Processors (“PRP”) ...

SMOU Celebrates 10th Anniversary of the Tripartite Nautical Training Award and Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on the formation of an Industry Collaboration Training Committee for the Seafaring Sector

Singapore Maritime Officers’ Union (SMOU) celebrates the 10-year milestone of the Tripartite Nautical Training Award (TNTA). This programme is initiated by SMOU and made possible with the strong support of our tripartite funding partners, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) and SMOU having committed to S$40 million in subsidies to train over 700 cadets.   18 June 2019, Tuesday - Started in 2009, TNTA is a place-and-train programme that equips Singaporeans with the skills to sail the high seas as a career. The 31-month training programme includes 6-months of pre-sea training, 18-months of sailing followed by 7-months of shore based training before the Certificate of Competency Class 3 (CoC3) Examinations. The unique feature of the TNTA programme is the partnership with shipping companies where cadets are attached to a shipping company ...

First sector-based Company Training Committee signing involving 32 manufacturing companies and 7 unions, to target 12,000 local workers

The collaboration will provide training opportunities for more than 12,000 local workers, of which 70% are Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMET) First-of-its kind Workforce 4.0 Career and Training Fair offers new Industry 4.0 job roles and training; 95% of jobs offered for PMETs 31 May 2019, Friday - Thirty-two manufacturing companies have come together with the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), NTUC’s e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) and seven unions to cement their commitment to implement Company Training Committees (CTCs) in their respective organisations. These CTCs will play a crucial role on the ground to drive worker-centric industry transformation – assessing skills development gaps in the company, developing training roadmaps and rolling out robust digital and technological skills training to empower companies to develop a skilled wo ...

Applying for a job is as easy as learning ABC

NTUC’s e2i pilots new hands-on mobile job search workshop and job search kiosk for non-PMETs to help them acquire digital skills for a faster and more effective job match 25 April 2019, Wednesday - Over the years, job search modes have evolved and looking for a new job has gone beyond traditional methods such as going through newspapers and attending job fairs. Presently, many hiring employers put up advertisements online and through job portals to look for suitable candidates. However, some job seekers still have limited awareness or access to the Internet and/or may not be digitally savvy enough to use their phone or mobile devices to search for jobs. This is especially more prevalent among the mature non-Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (non-PMETs) worker group. To assist non-executive job seekers who may not be digitally adept, the National Trades Uni ...

NTUC and NTUC’s e2i launch new Worker 4.0 Digital Readiness Certificate to equip Manufacturing Technicians and Associate Professionals with digital literacy for industry transformation

Unveiled at the inaugural Aerospace Engineering Week, the certificate is a ground up initiative of NTUC’s Training Executive Committee 10 April 2019, Wednesday - In the journey towards making the Industry Transformation Maps (ITMs) real, our unions have been working closely with NTUC’s e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) to identify and close skill the gaps of workers across different industries. Feedback from the ground revealed a lack of suitable digital skills training for Technicians and Associate Professionals (TAPs), as many such courses in the market today are pegged at the Professional, Managerial and Executive (PME) level. However, it is critical for TAPs to be equipped with suitable digital skills in tandem with their PME peers as their companies progress rapidly towards Industry 4.0. Digital Literacy for Technicians and Associate Professionals To clos ...

Making Fintech Easy To Understand For Our Workers

New FinTech Foundation Programme for workers in the banking and financial services industry 27 March 2019, Wednesday - Digitalisation and technological advancements have brought about challenges and opportunities to companies and workers across all industries. FinTech has been identified as a major disruptor to the banking and financial services sector as more companies leverage technology to make financial services more effective and efficient. Likewise, workers must tap on opportunities to learn new skills to take on new jobs and prepare themselves for digital transformation. In response to ground feedback from workers that current FinTech courses are too technical and lengthy, the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), Banking and Financial Services Union (BFSU), Singapore FinTech Association (SFA) and Ngee Ann Polytechnic have developed the new FinTech Foundation Progra ...

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