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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 ...

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. ...

More than 1,000 cleaning businesses licensed

From 1 September 2014, resident cleaners deployed under new cleaning contracts to be paid wages based on the Progressive Wage Model Since the licensing regime for cleaning businesses came into effect on 1 April 2014, 1,001 cleaning businesses, with a total workforce of 52,000 cleaners (including 38,000 resident cleaners), have been licensed by the National Environment Agency (NEA). The majority of the cleaning sector comprises small businesses, with 50 or fewer cleaners. [Refer to Annex A for the breakdown of the cleaning workforce of licensed cleaning businesses]. Despite their relatively small size, these cleaning businesses have successfully met the licensing conditions, which include sending at least half of their cleaners for training and paying their cleaners progressive wages. To date, about 33,000 cleaners from licensed businesses have been trained, higher than the 50 per cent ...

NTUC and IES launch the Young Engineers Leadership Programme to groom 500 young aspiring engineers

Year-long programme to cultivate young engineers through continuous engagement, career development platforms and networking opportunities The National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and its U Associate, The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) have officially launched the inaugural Young Engineers Leadership (YEL) Programme today. The YEL Programme is a year-long national initiative aimed at nurturing young engineering talents into future leaders who are able to address global challenges, by equipping them with the necessary leadership skills and technology management knowledge. Carrying the theme of “Empower the Next Generation of Engineers”, the YEL Programme features a stellar line-up of 27 renowned engineers, C-suite leaders and entrepreneurs from local and international organisations. They include Ms Frederique Covington-Corbett, International Marketing Director of Twitter (As ...

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