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NTUC’s e2i and Straits Interactive to launch Singapore’s first practical-based Data Protection Officer Training Programme

Funding grant available to encourage SMEs to develop in-house manpower capability to comply with the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) The National Trades Union Congress’ e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) today launched a pilot initiative with the Straits Interactive, a specialist in personal data protection and Do Not Call (DNC) Registry solutions, to provide Singapore’s first hands-on and practical-skills training programme for the Data Protection Officer (DPO). This deep skilling pilot programme intends to equip companies, especially Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), with the necessary competencies to approach and manage data and privacy protection, and policies. As part of the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), which will be enforced on July 2 2014, all organisations are required to designate one or more individuals to be responsible for ensuring that the orga ...

More jobs and training opportunities for Singaporeans at e2i’s Employability Fair 2014

The National Trades Union Congress’ (NTUC) e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) will be organising a two-week Employability Fair from 2 – 18 May 2014 at its new campus - Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability. The inaugural event in 2013 featured over 300 employers across 26 events and the participation of 3,000 workers. This year, the Employability Fair targets to attract 4,000 participants. Job seekers can look forward to 3,000 available job vacancies from 450 hiring employers at over 40 events. For the first time, e2i will be partnering some of the campus tenants such as Kaplan Professional and NTUC LearningHub, to offer a variety of training courses. These training courses serve to equip workers with both horizontal and deep skills. The Employability Fair will also feature job fairs, job opportunity briefings, seminars and workshops, from across the diffe ...

Opening of Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability on 1 May 2014

On 1st May 2014, some 1,100 union leaders, key representatives from NTUC Social Enterprises, Labour Movement communities and staff, as well as tripartite partners came together at the NTUC May Day Rally to celebrate May Day and reaffirm our commitment towards making workers Better Workers, and making jobs Better Jobs. Before the Rally, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong officially opened the Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability. This is one of two Continuing Education and Training (CET) campuses announced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong during the 2009 National Day Rally speech. The seven-storey, 30,000 square metres West CET campus is built by Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) and operated by NTUC’s e2i (Employment and Employability Institute). Unveiling of Devan Nair mural This campus is dedicated to the late Mr Devan Nair for his contributions to the L ...

Share-a-Taxi Workshop – Make every taxi work harder, help taxi drivers drive safely and healthy

The National Taxi Association (NTA) and e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) jointly organised its first Share-a-Taxi workshop with strong support from the Land Authority Transport and various taxi operators. This workshop aims to encourage taxi drivers and new taxi driver vocational licence (TDVL) holders to consider the option of co-sharing a taxi as well as help new TDVL holders better understand the taxi industry challenges. The idea of the Share-a-Taxi workshop was mooted due to feedback from many taxi drivers that they continue to face challenges in finding relief drivers. This has in turn caused some drivers especially those on single shift, difficulties in meeting the Taxi Availability Indicators (TA). As a result, these taxi drivers have to drive longer hours and longer distances to clock the criteria. “We want to help taxi driver overcome challenges they face in their ...

First apprenticeship programme to place and train Singaporeans as Creative Craftsmen

Tripartite partners set aside $3.5 million to transform furniture industry through job redesign The SFIC Institute, National Trades Union Congress’ e2i (Employment and Employability Institute), the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) and The Polytechnic of Western Australia (PWA), with the support from the Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC), today jointly launched a comprehensive apprenticeship programme to develop a pool of skilled local carpenters for the Singapore furniture industry. Known as the Creative Craftsman Apprenticeship Programme, $3.5 million has been set aside to place and train 180 Singaporeans through a six-month structured apprenticeship programme. By helping employers to redesign the job from “Carpenter” to “Creative Craftsman” and putting in place a Progressive Wage Model for this profession, the apprenticeship programme aims to attract and g ...

SGX partners e2i to draw more to stockbroking

LTA signs MOU with e2i to support establishment and operations of the Singapore Rail Academy Singapore Exchange (SGX) is partnering NTUC’s e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) to draw more Singaporeans to the stockbroking profession and equip new joiners with the necessary skills. SGX and e2i will work closely with stockbroking firms to identify potential candidates to be licensed as brokers or Trading Representatives. These candidates will enroll in training programmes at SGX’s own school, SGX Academy, and will receive help with job placement. SGX Academy offers a range of programmes ranging from those for new investors to seminars for investing professionals including licensed brokers. In 2013, over 30,000 individuals attended SGX Academy’s 350 programmes. e2i is an initiative of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), supported by the Workforce Development Agency ( ...

NTUC pushes for adoption of Progressive Wage Model in the cleaning, landscape and security sectors

The National Trades Union Congress’ (NTUC) e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) kicks off 2014 with the Best Sourcing Symposium, a platform targeted at both Service Buyers and Service Providers from the Cleaning, Landscape and Security sectors to embark on best sourcing and adopt the Progressive Wage Model (PWM) to help Singaporean low wage workers achieve progressive and sustainable wages. The PWM introduced by the Labour Movement in June 2012 aims to help workers earn better wages through skills upgrading and productivity improvements. It helps workers through 4 distinct ladders namely Wages, Skills, Productivity and Career Progression. With the PWM, companies will be able to better make use of their manpower, and ensure workers receive competitive wages that commensurate with enhanced job scopes and higher productivity levels. The Labour Movement has been engaging Service Bu ...

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