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New collaboration to build and strengthen industry workforce capabilities in the transformation of the built environment sector

The National Trades Union Congress’ (NTUC) e2i (Employment and Employability Institute), the Building Construction and Timber Industries Employees’ Union (BATU) and the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) have come together to pledge commitment to build and strengthen the Built Environment sector’s workforce competencies and capabilities. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed today between the partners to forge closer collaboration to identify and close skills gaps of workers through enhancing their training. This is part of overall efforts to support the transformation of the sector. The Built Environment sector is among the 23 sectors identified by the Committee of the Future Economy to develop roadmaps and bring together relevant stakeholders such as trade associations, unions and the Government to align efforts to transform the sector collectively. BCA and the i ...

Race for Relevance

Race for Relevance

“In the age of technology, even hardware will change and advance very quickly. We have to continuously learn, pick up new things and keep ourselves updated on the latest advancements.” Since her university graduation, Ms Li Danlin has been involved in the production of hardware circuit boards, focusing solely on the physical hardware security solution and its functionality. “During these recent years, the rise in cyber security incidents have caused business disruptions and threats to government agencies. Consumers are growing increasingly concerned, and we need to provide solutions to help them tackle these threats. That’s why I want to expand my knowledge beyond my current scope,” Danlin shared. To adapt in tandem with the fast changes of technology, Danlin was motivated to sign up for the Cyber Security by Design course developed by ST Electronics, one of the many courses ...

Marking a Decade of Career Conversions for the Property &Facilities Management Industry

The Real Estate & Construction Centre and Real Estate & Construction Academy (RECC & RECA) celebrates a decade of equipping mid-career professionals with essential knowledge and skills to join the Property & Facilities Management industry. RECC & RECA has been growing and deepening the competencies of existing industry practitioners for more than two decades. The thriving industry faces a growing demand for professionals with the industry know-how and offers good jobs with career advancement opportunities. Held today at the Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability, Guest-of-Honour, Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say, officiated the graduation of the 10th and 11th cohort of the Property Executive Career Conversion Programme. Over 500 PMETs have undergone training and graduated from RECC & RECA’s career conversion programme since May 2006, and have been placed in variou ...

Multi-agency effort to help the hotel industry address mismatches and missed matches

Adapt & Grow SkillsFuture Career Advisors to guide jobseekers on work expectations and career progressions in the hotel industry SINGAPORE, 21 JULY 2017 – Multiple agencies are working together to help hiring employers in the hotel industry better engage and connect with jobseekers to address mismatches and missed matches in the employment landscape. To help jobseekers who are interested in the hotel industry have a better understanding of the industry, the roles it offers and the progression pathways of these roles, the Adapt & Grow SkillsFuture Career Advisors Programme for Hotel Industry was introduced at the Hotel Day, co-organised by Workforce Singapore (WSG) and NTUC’s Employment and Employability Institute (e2i). The programme – a collaboration between WSG and Singapore Hotel Association (SHA), is a platform where hotel veterans can share their work experience and guide ...

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 ...

NTUC’s e2i brings job opportunities and expands employment support to Singaporeans at the community level

For the first time, the National Trades Union Congress’ (NTUC) e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) is bringing job opportunities to the community at the district level. e2i, together with grassroots volunteers from West Coast Group Representation Constituency (GRC) and Pioneer Single Member Constituency (SMC), will kick off the inaugural Jobs Connect 2017 Career Fair at the Boon Lay Community Club on Friday, 30 June 2017. The 2-day Career Fair will offer over 1,000 vacancies from 27 companies in both service and technical sectors. In close partnership with NTUC’s UPME Centre and NTUC’s U Care Centre, e2i will also be conducting a workshop on the first day of the fair that covers essential job search skills sets such as resume writing and interview techniques and tips. There will also be sharing on the national SkillsFuture movement and its various schemes, and educating t ...

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 ...

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