News

Enhanced services at e2i’s new campus

The National Trades Union Congress’ (NTUC) e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) will officially commence operations at a new campus at Jurong East on 1 October 2013. For a start, there will be a two-week long employability fair where a host of activities and events are catered to both workers and employers. Since the launch of e2i by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in 2008, the institute which was previously located at Redhill, has been working closely with job seekers, workers, companies and partners, to create solutions for better employment and employability. e2i is committed to place workers into better jobs; develop workers professionally through skills upgrading; as well as help companies to improve productivity. More than 200,000 workers have been assisted over the years. With the bigger campus, e2i will be able to establish bigger, better and wider partnerships to he ...

e2i and WDA launch $10 million initiative to attract locals into the MedTech industry

Tripartite partnership to transform industry through process and job redesign e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) and the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA), supported by Economic and Development Board (EDB), today jointly launched a pilot initiative to attract and retain local talents in the Medical Technology (MedTech) industry through job and process redesign. Known as the MedTech Industry Transformation Initiative(MITI), this aims to help companies transform their processes and increase the value of jobs, thus improving productivity as well as growing a pool of skilled workforce to serve the current and future needs of the MedTech industry. e2i and WDA have set aside a total of $10 million over 2 years under MITI to support MedTech companies to enhance their operations through productivity- related consultancy, implementation of productivity projects, attr ...

Suntec City Mall provides locals with more than 1,000 job opportunities

Suntec City Mall, one of Singapore’s largest retail destinations, is set to unveil a refreshed look and an exciting lineup of more than 120 new stores in June 2013, when Phase 1 of its current remaking is completed. As a lead-up to this significant milestone, the Mall will be holding a career fair offering Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents more than 1,000 jobs in the Retail and Food & Beverage (F&B) sectors this week. About 30 retail stores and F&B establishments have committed to be part of the Mall’s initiative, including H&M, Uniqlo, Lowrys Farm, Celio*, Guess, Gap, Charles & Keith and Breadtalk Group (Refer to Appendix for full listing). The fair, which will be held on 9 and 10 May 2013 at the Tropics Atrium of Suntec City Mall, is supported by National Trades Union Congress’ e2i (Employment and Employability Institute). Ms Susan Sim, Deputy Chi ...

e2i and CPA Australia extend Place-and-Train Accounts & Audit Professionals Programme to SMF members

The Singapore manufacturing sector has a new avenue to hire mid-career professionals looking to switch into the accounting profession, as the industry seeks to relieve the crunch for such talent. e2i and CPA Australia are collaborating with the Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) to extend the Place-and-Train Accounts & Audit Professionals Programme to support the hiring and training of accounts or audit professionals in the manufacturing industry. Mr Gilbert Tan, CEO of e2i, said, “The Place-and-Train Accounts & Audit Professionals Programme will benefit companies by attracting and retaining mid-career professionals who are keen to switch into the accounts/audit sector. With SMF as a partner, we believe our outreach to manufacturing sector professionals would be amplified, and many would be able to tap on this program to take on a new direction for their careers.” ...

Boosting the professionalism of real estate professionals

Singapore’s second largest union launched SISEU Real Estate Professionals’ Chapter and partners industry players to enhance the competencies of real estate professionals  The Singapore Industrial and Services Employees’ Union (SISEU) officially launched the SISEU Real Estate Professionals’ Chapter to reach out to 32,000 real estate professionals in Singapore. In conjunction with the launch, four training bundles comprising three core continuing professional development (CPD) courses each have been identified to address the different training needs of the real estate professionals in the real estate agency industry as part of the pilot training pathway to deepen their expertise in a planned and progressive manner. With a $20,000 pilot funding support from the National Trades Union Congress’s e2i (Employment and Employability Institute), the four training bundles offered by SAEA Ltd, ...

New path for mid-career professionals to join the accounting industry

Local mid-career professionals with no accounting background can now enter the accounting profession through e2i’s Place-and-Train Accounts & Audit Professionals Programme Mid-career professionals in Singapore without accounting work experience or accounting-related qualifications can now be hired and trained as Accounts or Audit professionals. This has been made possible by a new pilot programme, a result of a partnership between NTUC’s e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) and professional accounting body CPA Australia. Under the new “Place-and-Train Accounts & Audit Professionals Programme”, e2i will provide participating employers training allowances and subsidise up to 70% of course fees for successful candidates who are recruited under this programme. This programme is part of the Labour Movement’s continuous outreach to professionals in the financial and busin ...

Close