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Housekeeping professionals and students battle for top spots at the Hotel Housekeeping Challenge 2014

Co-organised by the Association of Singapore Housekeepers, e2i and ITE, the Hotel Housekeeping Challenge 2014 is the first of its kind in the industry On 23 July 2014, the best in the housekeeping industry pitted their skills against each other at the Grand Finals of the Hotel Housekeeping Challenge 2014. Co-organised by the Association of Singapore Housekeepers, e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) and ITE, the Hotel Housekeeping Challenge 2014 attracted the participation of some 30 properties (hotels/ service apartments) and five institutions. Inaugurated in 2011, the Hotel Housekeeping Challenge is the first competition of its kind in the housekeeping industry, and aims to create awareness and celebrate the professional image of the housekeeping industry. It also provides a platform to motivate and develop housekeeping professionals, and provide experiential learning to ...

Landscaping careers – not just a gardener

e2i, LIAS and SILA showcase PME opportunities at inaugural Landscaping Study and Career Fair The Landscaping Study and Career Fair held at the Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability today drew a crowd of students and public interested in a career in the landscaping industry. This inaugural partnership between the Landscape Industry Association (Singapore) (LIAS), Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects (SILA) and NTUC’s e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) aims to encourage (1)Singaporeans to pursue landscaping courses at the polytechnics, ITE and universities; (2)current landscaping workers to continually upgrade their skills for career progression. LIAS and SILA hope to arouse the interests of students and increase awareness among Singaporeans about the various PME careers and advancement opportunities in the landscaping industry. The first-of-its-kind Lan ...

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 ...

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