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Making Fintech Easy To Understand For Our Workers

New FinTech Foundation Programme for workers in the banking and financial services industry 27 March 2019, Wednesday - Digitalisation and technological advancements have brought about challenges and opportunities to companies and workers across all industries. FinTech has been identified as a major disruptor to the banking and financial services sector as more companies leverage technology to make financial services more effective and efficient. Likewise, workers must tap on opportunities to learn new skills to take on new jobs and prepare themselves for digital transformation. In response to ground feedback from workers that current FinTech courses are too technical and lengthy, the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), Banking and Financial Services Union (BFSU), Singapore FinTech Association (SFA) and Ngee Ann Polytechnic have developed the new FinTech Foundation Progra ...

SME “Towkays” Go Back to School!

U Leap Community for SME bosses launched to enable business leaders to acquire bite-sized and real-time continuous learning 13 March 2019, Wednesday - The shift of global economic weight to Asia is taking place at a time where ASEAN economies are well-positioned to capitalise on market opportunities. By 2030, the size of the middle class in ASEAN is projected to double. In a competitive landscape filled with growth markets, how can Singapore prepare our workers and companies, especially the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to sustain and to thrive in the future economy? To support different community groups to acquire new knowledge and deepen their skills, bring about greater collaborations, and speed up training, the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) launched the U Leap (Learning Enabled through Active Participation) ...

SME Digitalisation – are SMEs ready for Smart Nation?

A deep dive via Services 4.0 conference on how SMEs can thrive in this digital age 13 March 2019, Wednesday - Singapore has, over the years, built its capabilities and became one of the most successful economies in the world. While Singapore is surveyed to be one of the easiest places to do business and ranks number one in the World Bank Human Capital Index, Singapore Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) face challenges to stay competitive, relevant and up to speed. This is especially so with global volatility, tight labour market and an ageing workforce. Are Singapore SMEs ready for digitalisation? According to a recent study by ASME-Microsoft on Singapore SMEs, employers are optimistic about the potential impact that digital transformation brings to their bottom-lines. SMEs who are actively implementing digital initiatives projected that their investments will deliver an a ...

NTA, HDT Taxi Singapore and e2i Commit To Train and Help Taxi Drivers With Career Progression

26 January 2019, Friday - The National Taxi Association (NTA), HDT Singapore Taxi (HDT) and NTUC’s e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to help full-time taxi drivers who are employees of HDT, keep up with digital transformation and additionally, help them with career progression. The key terms under the MOU include:   All HDT full-time taxi drivers who are employees of HDT, to become members of NTA Membership fees will be borne by HDT NTA will be able to take care of the interests of these taxi drivers   800 full-time HDT taxi drivers in the next five years will go through SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace (SFDW) training NTA and HDT will co-pay the required training fees, and will work with NTUC LearningHub as the key training provider for the relevant SFDW courses This collaboration ap ...

Labour Movement and e2i Unveils Skills Strategy to Steer Marine Workers Towards Industry 4.0

Announced at the inaugural Marine Week, NTUC’s Marine Engineering Cluster and e2i partner Association of Singapore Marine Industries (ASMI), SkillsFuture Singapore, and Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) to equip workforce with critical skills and competencies for Marine 4.0. 03 December 2018, Monday - To equip the Singaporean core with critical skills and competencies in the Marine & Offshore (M&O) industry, NTUC’s Marine Engineering Cluster and e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) unveil key training initiatives to make the Industry Transformation Map (ITM) real for marine workers. As the industry shifts with the introduction of disruptive technologies, such as additive manufacturing, process automation, artificial intelligence and move into new growth areas such as liquefied natural gas (LNG) and offshore wind sectors, there is ...

New Skills Framework for Wholesale Trade Sector Maps Out Career Pathways, Emerging Jobs and Competencies Needed

42 job roles, 76 requisite skills identified to help employers and employees keep pace with emerging areas like e-commerce, sustainable trading1 and data analytics. 14 November 2018, Wednesday - The new Skills Framework for Wholesale Trade, launched by Dr Koh Poh Koon, Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry today, offers employers and employees in this sector with a comprehensive guide to plan their career paths, identify suitable training programmes and develop new skills required for the jobs. It is jointly developed by Enterprise Singapore, SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) and Workforce Singapore (WSG), in consultation with employers, industry associations, training providers and unions. The framework is one of the strategies under the Wholesale Trade Industry Transformation Map that was rolled out by Enterprise Singapore in 2017 to help more trading companies adopt digital ...

e2i Celebrates 10 Years of Creating Solutions for Employment and Employability

Celebrating Legacies and Inspiring the Future – e2i stays committed to support the workforce in skills and employment needs as industries transform. 27 July 2018, Friday - The National Trades Union Congress’ (NTUC) e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) celebrates its 10th Anniversary this year, marking a milestone in creating solutions for employment and employability for workers and the future of work in Singapore. A celebratory dinner was held on 27 July 2018 at the Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability and was graced by Guest-of-Honour NTUC’s Secretary-General Ng Chee Meng. Some 300 guests comprising union leaders, Government representatives and industry partners attended the event. Celebrating Legacies Due to rapid economic changes in 2008, some companies had to shut down operations and many workers lost their jobs as a result. There was an urgen ...

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