2015

First Asian Robotics Week in Singapore

The first Robotics showcase that brings industry partners together onto the same platform to advance robotics innovation and adoption for Singapore businesses On 12 November 2015, the Singapore Industrial Automation Association (SIAA) and Fireworks Trade Media Pte Ltd together with the support from the National Trades Union Congress’ (NTUC) e2i (Employment and Employability Institute), will be organising the first Asian Robotics Week 2015 (ARW 2015) at Marina Bay Sands. It is an expansion of SIAA and e2i’s concerted efforts to connect business operators to innovators who have invented robotic applications that can be applied across different industries. Companies in Singapore, especially those in the service-related sectors are constantly challenged by increasing global competition. Internally, they also face comparatively low productivity growth and shortage of skilled workers. They ...

e2i launches online learning partnership to enable workers to adopt a flexible learning approach and empower them to be Future Ready

The National Trades Union Congress’ (NTUC) e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) encourages Singaporeans to pursue a continuous upgrading attitude and to take charge of their learning needs through the launch of a new online learning platform. The platform, designed by Parenthesis (a subsidiary of KYDON Group of Companies), offers over 650 courses which cater to both deep and horizontal skills training for Professionals, Managers and Executives (PMEs) to meet the fast-changing needs of the employment landscape. Users have the flexibility to select the type of courses they wish to attend, and allow the exchange of perspectives, and learning from experts in the different industries. Working with partners such as Parenthesis, the launch of the online learning platform is one of the initiatives to bring industry practitioners, workers and companies together. This will help connect ...

Singapore Computer Society unveils the winners of inaugural “Best Tech Company To Work For” award

Microsoft Singapore, Ubisoft Singapore, JustCommodity Software Solutions and TreeBox Solutions emerge as winners for their enviable corporate culture and talent development framework Singapore Computer Society (SCS), the nation’s largest membership body for the infocomm and media (ICM) industry, announced the winners and the 10 Best Tech Companies to Work For of the inaugural “Best Tech Company to Work For” Award today. The four award winners are Microsoft Singapore and Ubisoft Singapore in the Large Organisations/ MNCs category, JustCommodity Software Solutions in the Mid-sized Organisations category, and TreeBox Solutions in the Start-ups/ Small Organisations category. Organised by SCS, the “Best Tech Company to Work For” Award honours tech organisations in Singapore that have shown exemplary qualities of robust talent development framework, enviable corporate culture and innovation ...

Masterclass Series

e2i’s Master Class Series to grow and deepen workers’ skills, and prepare the local workforce to be future ready The National Trades Union Congress’ (NTUC) e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) is working with industry partners to develop and push out a series of Master Classes in various sectors, to grow and deepen workers’ skills and prepare the Singapore workforce to be future ready. The Master Class Series will be more than just a platform for exchange of perspectives, and learning from best practices by experts in the different domains. It also hopes to highlight the importance of identifying core competencies and continual skills training required to address the fast-changing needs of the labour market landscape. The Master Class Series acts as a bridge for workers and industry practitioners to connect with the industry experts, allowing them to learn from best practices bo ...

e2i as an enabler

Helping workers become better workers, Helping companies to create better jobs The National Trades Union Congress’ (NTUC) e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) aims to help more workers to attain better skills and good jobs; and offer employers the expertise to help re-design and create higher value jobs through its role as an enabler. As an enabler between the Government, employers, training providers and the workers, e2i will coordinate and develop structured training programmes and career pathways to build a Singaporean core across different industries. e2i will help employers to develop and coordinate training and programmes, connecting trained and potential hires to them, as well as to provide the link with Government agencies to access funding support for training and productivity projects. For workers, e2i as an enabler, can offer career coaching to help them have ...

Service-related industries and workers will now have targeted funding and training support for use of robotics & automation

In preparing Singapore workers for the next wave of technology advancement, Devan Nair Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) announced service-related sectors as the main targets to benefit with up to 50% equipment funding and up to 90% training support for robotics and automation. e2i and Singapore Industrial Automation Association (SIAA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to help local businesses have easy access to adopt technology and support workers for training. Higher productivity and deeper skills will be gained through: i. Events like knowledge sharing, visits and consultation for companies to learn about robotics and automation trends and applications ii. Training for workers to know how to manage and use new technologies and applications<?li> Customised workshops, training for in-house applications, and a broad-based diploma course are being developed by ...

30,000 workers in F&B sector to benefit from higher wages through e2i’s Inclusive Growth Programme

More SMEs partnering e2i to raise productivity and workers’ wages 30,000 workers working in Food and Beverage (F&B) establishments will benefit from higher wages through the National Trades Union Congress’ (NTUC) e2i’s (Employment and Employability Institute) Inclusive Growth Programme (IGP). The $100 million IGP, aims to drive productivity improvements in all sectors, and can offer up to 50% funding for businesses with improvement projects, such as purchasing of new equipment, automating processes, re-designing workflows, and sending staff for training. In return, companies share productivity gains with workers in the form of higher wages. Till date, e2i has worked 400 F&B companies to implement more than 500 productivity projects. The impacted workers will receive an average wage increase of 13%. e2i has also been partnering industry associations and solution providers to ou ...

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