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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 ...

SME “Towkays” Go Back to School!

U Leap Community for SME bosses launched to enable business leaders to acquire bite-sized and real-time continuous learning 13 March 2019, Wednesday - The shift of global economic weight to Asia is taking place at a time where ASEAN economies are well-positioned to capitalise on market opportunities. By 2030, the size of the middle class in ASEAN is projected to double. In a competitive landscape filled with growth markets, how can Singapore prepare our workers and companies, especially the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to sustain and to thrive in the future economy? To support different community groups to acquire new knowledge and deepen their skills, bring about greater collaborations, and speed up training, the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) launched the U Leap (Learning Enabled through Active Participation) ...

SME Digitalisation – are SMEs ready for Smart Nation?

A deep dive via Services 4.0 conference on how SMEs can thrive in this digital age 13 March 2019, Wednesday - Singapore has, over the years, built its capabilities and became one of the most successful economies in the world. While Singapore is surveyed to be one of the easiest places to do business and ranks number one in the World Bank Human Capital Index, Singapore Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) face challenges to stay competitive, relevant and up to speed. This is especially so with global volatility, tight labour market and an ageing workforce. Are Singapore SMEs ready for digitalisation? According to a recent study by ASME-Microsoft on Singapore SMEs, employers are optimistic about the potential impact that digital transformation brings to their bottom-lines. SMEs who are actively implementing digital initiatives projected that their investments will deliver an a ...

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