2016

Launch of Industry 4.0 Training Pathways

More than 2,000 PMETs to benefit with new robotics training 1. A new training programme was launched today to kick off a 5-step training pathway on industrial automation. This initiative comes at a critical time as Singapore’s manufacturing landscape is evolving to Industry 4.0. Today, even the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are gearing up to harness the potential of robotics, automation and digitalization to be Industry 4.0 ready. As such, there is a need to build capabilities and know-how for Singaporeans in areas like Robotics and Automation (R&A). 2. The newly-announced programmes by Robotics Application Centre of Excellence (RACE) is a tripartite effort with e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) and Workforce Singapore (WSG) to support both individuals, local System Integrators (SI) and SMEs to strengthen capabilities for progression and to be future-ready. The ...

Statement by taskforce for responsible retrenchment and employment facilitation

The Taskforce for Responsible Retrenchment and Employment Facilitation, was set up in March 2016 to provide timely and effective assistance to retrenched individuals and ensure that employers treat their workers fairly if retrenchment is inevitable. Led by Workforce Singapore (WSG) and comprising representatives from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and NTUC’s e2i (Employment and Employability Institute), the Taskforce will also enhance the awareness among companies and individuals of Government’s support for retrenched workers. For the first three quarters of 2016, WSG and NTUC have reached out to more than 3,000 retrenched workers. These efforts have seen progress, but more can be done. The new requirement on mandatory retrenchment notifications, which will come into effect from 1 January 2017, will provide the Taskforce with more complete and ti ...

Raising the bar for local culinary talents

e2i and SCA collaborate to grow and develop Singapore’s culinary talents Our Singapore’s National Culinary Team was crowned the overall champion of the IKA Culinary Olympics 2016, one of the most prestigious in the world, for the first time after tough training for over a year. Besides the passion and the right attitude, other key ingredients the winning team had were skills and knowledge that brought success home. During the year-long training process, e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) supported our National culinary team through various training classes to strengthen their skills techniques. With the aim to raise competencies and professionalism of more culinary talents, e2i signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Singapore Chef Association (SCA) today for a period of three years. The partnership signifies e2i and SCA’s commitment to Attract, retain, and dev ...

Labour movement collaborates with industry partners to uplift competency levels of safety professionals

Workplace safety standards should continuously be raised and improved. In view of advancements in technology, coupled with industry or sector specific changes, there is a need to continuously review or refine existing processes to ensure that safety of working people is not compromised. In a bid to ensure a safer workplace for working people who work in high risk environments, the Labour Movement has organised its first Major Hazards Installation (MHI) and Safety Seminar which took place today at the Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability. The seminar aims to raise awareness of recently announced requirements for safety of Major Hazards Installations (MHIs) regulations, which fall under the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Act . Organised by NTUC’s e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) and the Labour Movement (LM) Oil, Petrochemical, Energy and Chemicals (OPE ...

Pushing Singapore’s laundry industry transformation to new heights at the inaugural Texcare Forum 2016

The inaugural Texcare Forum Singapore 2016 is the first dedicated platform for Singapore’s laundry companies. NTUC’s e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) started engaging the laundry companies since 2011 for manpower and productivity solutions. A recent sampling survey with more than 50 companies ranging from DIY services to large industrial set up was conducted to identify challenges and opportunities. These are some of the findings: There are more than 350 establishments employing over 13,000 workers Aging workforce of which 70% of the local workforce in this sector are more than 50 years old High cost competition as customers demand high quality care for textile and linens and companies need to transform from tradition processes to increase productivity and operational efficiency Learning from Local and Global Experts To share on the survey findings and provid ...

Tripartite partners collaborate to offer integrated career services in the infocomm technology sector

About 1,200 PMETs to benefit, including the SkillsFuture Career Advisors Programme, a first for the sector under the ADAPT & GROW initiative A new industry initiative was announced today by the tripartite partners to bring the Infocomm Technology (ICT) profession to the next stage of skills development and career readiness, essential to building a ready and adaptable workforce for the future economy. New programmes were introduced to provide integrated support to job seekers and ICT professionals tapping on the industry network of trade associations and chambers, professional bodies and unions to help drive mindset change and raise adaptability, match skills with jobs, and build capabilities to meet current and emerging needs. The newly-announced programmes – TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA) Integrated Career Services and SkillsFuture Career Advisors Programme – is a joint effort ...

Launch of Singapore Bus Academy

Official Opening of the Singapore Bus Academy First batch of trainees to take the Enhanced Vocational Licence Training Programme Senior Minister of State, Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Transport, Mrs Josephine Teo officially opened the Singapore Bus Academy today at an event held at the Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability. Developed by the Public Transport Sectoral Tripartite Committee to support the SkillsFuture movement, the Academy is part of the Industry Manpower Plan (previously known as the “Sectoral Manpower Plan”) for the public bus industry.   Standardising Foundational Training for Bus Captains To ensure a consistent service delivery standard across the bus industry workforce, the Singapore Bus Academy will conduct a standardised centralised training to complement the existing training efforts of individ ...

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