2018

Labour Movement to attract and retain early childhood professionals

The Essential Domestic Services Training Committee supported by e2i and ESU to roll out new initiatives to operationalise the Early Childhood Industry Transformation Map for better placement and training opportunities.   19 May 2018, Saturday - The Labour Movement recently announced the set-up of a new Training Council which will oversee the training and employment needs of workers across the 23 industries under the Industry Transformation Maps. As part of the Training Council, the Essential Domestic Services (EDS) Training Committee comprising National Trades Union Congress’ (NTUC) e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) and Education Services Union (ESU) will be working together to operationalise the Early Childhood (EC) ITM to implement placement and training initiatives for the EC workforce. There are about 17,000 educators in the EC sector currently and the ...

7 early adopters partner ULeap Enterprise to boost workforce capabilities through a closed door, private access for employees to learn bite-sized modules on the go

Launched today, ULeap Enterprise is part of the second phase pilot of ULeap, a mobile learning app by NTUC and e2i for working people to acquire new knowledge quickly through bite-sized short multimedia content.   1 May 2018, Tuesday - As part of the second phase pilot, ULeap will launch ‘ULeap Enterprise’ to bring bite-sized mobile learning to more working people, company by company. It will be a closed door, private access for the respective company’s employees with an aim to boost workforce capabilities. As companies embark on transforming their business in view of digital disruption and technological changes, re-skilling and up-skilling of their employees become integral in progressing forward. ULeap Enterprise addresses four key imminent challenges faced by enterprises today – (i) releasing workers to attend both in-house and external training; (ii) the rate at w ...

Over 80 seafaring cadets graduate from various Certificate of Competency (Special Limit) Programmes

Singapore, 26 April 2018 - The 5th graduation ceremony for Certificate of Competency (Special Limit) programmes took place earlier today at Singapore Polytechnic. Graced by Mr Ng Cher Pong, Chief Executive, SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), the event saw a mix of cadets who will embark on their first seafaring careers, as well as those advancing in their careers. Seafarers working on board a ship must have a valid Certificate of Competency (CoC) or endorsement, which complies with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW). In Singapore, these are issued by the Training Standards Department of Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). A CoC is valid for five years and is to be re-validated after, for the holder to qualify for sea service. 409 cadets enrolled to CoC since its launch A total of 10 Deck Off ...

NCSS signs MoU with e2i in Landmark Partnership to Further Enhance Capability and Capacity in Social Service Sector

SINGAPORE 20 January 2018 – The National Council of Social Service (NCSS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) to seal a landmark partnership to further enhance capability and capacity in the social service sector through its human capital development group. The MoU was signed at the annual Social Service Institute (SSI) Graduation and Awards Ceremony held this morning by the Chief Executive Officers of e2i and NCSS – Mr Gilbert Tan and Mr Sim Gim Guan respectively. The Guest-of-Honour was Mrs Josephine Teo, Minister at Prime Minister's Office and Second Minister for Manpower and Home Affairs. Through this partnership, both organisations will work together for the career and recruitment needs of the sector. The e2i will bring to the sector enabling capabilities in areas of employability training programmes, funding and oth ...

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