2014

$2.5 million funding scheme to train 4,000 taxi drivers over the next two years

Over the past few years, the taxi industry landscape has transformed exponentially. The recently-implemented Taxi Availability Standards means that taxi drivers are required to shoulder longer hours on the road. The widespread use of third-party taxi applications and other technology-based call booking systems also means that both taxi drivers and commuters now rely heavily on such matching services to improve matching of supply and demand. Thus, the demand for better services, as well as safer driving has become increasingly more critical. Working closely with the National Taxi Association (NTA), the Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability (e2i) will be supporting a new funding scheme which seeks to up-skill some 4,000 taxi drivers and raise the service standards for the taxi industry and inculcate safe driving amongst the drivers over the next two years. Various taxi o ...

SFIC Institute opens first Carpentry Training Centre in Yishun

Local Furniture Industry Welcomes Inaugural Batch of Creative Craftsmen The SFIC Institute and the National Trades Union Congress’ e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) together officially announce the opening of a new carpentry campus today. The facility, which was approved by the Polytechnic of Western Australia (PWA) in May 2014, is designed to train and develop a pool of skilled local creative craftsmen for the Singapore furniture industry and is launched with support from the Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC), Singapore Workforce Development Agency and SPRING Singapore. Located in Yishun, the training centre consists of two fully air-conditioned classrooms and a workshop equipped with an array of woodworking machinery and tools. The Yishun campus is central to the Creative Craftsman Apprenticeship Programme that was introduced in February this year. At the c ...

Uni Career Gateway

The First-ever Uni Career Gateway Brings Hiring Employers, Industry Information And Job Search Skills To Singaporean Undergraduates And Fresh Graduates; Helping Them Make Well-informed Career Decisions For the first time, the National Trades Union Congress’ (NTUC) e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) has organised a one-day career fair at the Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability specially for Singaporean undergraduates and fresh graduates. The event targets to attract some 500 participants. It has also received the support from various local tertiary institutions like MDIS, NTU, NUS, PSB, SMU, SUTD and UniSIM. The inaugural event will feature 24 companies (Please refer to Annex A for full listing.) from over 6 industries such as Manufacturing, Hospitality, Marine/Maritime, Banking & Finance, and Information Technology, offering over 80 positions and 400 ...

Brighter future with better-informed career choices

ITE students will now have more platforms and ready access to make well-informed career decisions with new ITE-e2i collaboration. Helping students make better education and career decisions will be a key focus for Institute of Technical Education (ITE) over the next few years. This is in line with the ASPIRE Committee’s recommendations to provide more support and career guidance for students. A new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between ITE and e2i (Employment and Employability Institute). Working together with e2i, ITE aims to steer students towards making better decisions so that they can get into jobs they are trained in, and excel in the careers they choose to pursue. This will be done via a series of career-related events, career preparation seminars/workshops and career advisory services. More than 10,000 ITE students will be attending the ITE Career Fair 2014, join ...

Greater collaboration between industries and individuals to synergise efforts in embracing energy efficiency

Greater Collaboration between Industries and Individuals to Synergise Efforts in Embracing Energy Efficiency Some 300 professionals to benefit from two new energy management programmes by NTUC’s e2i 10 companies, three individuals, three schools and a public agency were recognised earlier today for their outstanding commitment and achievements toward energy efficiency at the Energy Efficiency National Partnership (EENP) Awards 2014 (refer to Annex A for information on the EENP Awards). The winners received the EENP Awards 2014 from Guest-of-Honour Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Environment and Water Resources, at the Awards ceremony on 2 October 2014. The recipients this year come from a wide range of industries, including petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, printing as well as marine and civil engineering. They were selected based on their excellence in driving industrial en ...

Inaugural Maritime Career Fair with more than 300 job vacancies for Singaporeans

Inaugural Maritime Career Fair with more than 300 job vacancies for Singaporeans The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) and the e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) are holding the inaugural Maritime Career Fair on 26 and 27 September 2014 at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Level 3, Summits 1 and 2. More than 20 companies, training service providers and Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) are participating in the fair (Refer to Annex A for the list). The companies representing shipping, port services as well as offshore and marine sectors, showcase the diverse range of career opportunities available in the maritime industry. With over 300 vacancies to be filled, the fair is expected to attract potential maritime employees and tertiary students. In his opening remarks at the opening ce ...

First Bus Career Development Centre for Singapore

e2i, SMRT and NTWU’s partnership to professionalize the bus industry through first of its kind integrated simulator training e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) and SMRT Corporation Ltd signed an agreement today that paves the way for the joint development and operation of Singapore’s first Bus Career Development Centre (BCDC). The e2i–SMRT Memorandum of Understanding leverages on core strengths in both organisations to nurture and provide meaningful employment and skills for Singaporean bus professionals. The partnership will drive the professionalising of the Singapore’s bus industry through these initiatives: a) A progressive wage model for staff in SMRT Buses. This charts out career pathways and gives staff meaningful careers through better defined routes of advancement and the opportunity for workers to regularly upskill themselves to keep pace with the industry. ...

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