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IPC-600 CIT (Trainer)

Course Objectives: For years, IPC-A-600 has set the standard for PCB workmanship quality with its comprehensive acceptance criteria for target, acceptable and nonconforming conditions on bare printed boards. PCB manufacturers and assemblers alike rely on this internationally recognized document to improve their understanding of printed board quality issues as well as help enhance communication with their suppliers and customers. This makes IPC-A-600 one of the most widely used standards ever published by IPC, and a natural choice for certification. Certification in this industry-developed and approved IPC program helps build your employees’ understanding of critical quality assurance/visual acceptance criteria for unpopulated printed circuit boards. In addition, it shows your customers that your company is committed to continuous improvement of its operations and product quality. Bot ...

Launch of HDT electric and eco-friendly taxi service in Singapore

HDT Singapore Taxi launches a new taxi ride, powered by BYD e6, all-electric car. We are pleased to have Mr. Chan Chun Sing, Secretary-General of NTUC, as our guest-of-honour. The electric taxi service is launched with a special co-partnership with Grab Taxis. With effect from today, there will be an Electric Taxi Icon in the Grab apps for customers to order our services. This will help our drivers to get more jobs to earn better income. . The new venture is a service with a difference. Not only are the electric taxis emission free and quiet, they are also driven, not by hirers, but by employees of the company, a first in Singapore. To implement this new employment practice, we consulted National Taxi Association and NTUC's e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) on competitive remuneration and skills upgrading needed for staff drivers. The drivers will enjoy full employme ...

Developing the Rail Workforce

1. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the launch of the Singapore Rail Academy (SGRA) this morning. The MOU affirms the commitment of both parties to attract, retain, and develop the local rail industry workforce.  2.  As LTA works towards doubling our MRT network to 360km by 2030, demand for railway operations and maintenance jobs will increase significantly. With the MOU, SGRA and e2i intend to develop targeted programmes to enlarge and professionalise Singapore’s local rail engineering core. The MOU reaffirms SGRA’s function to partner public transport industry stakeholders to deepen the knowledge and skills of the local workforce in rail engineering, operations and maintenance.  It also enables e2i to collaborate with SGRA to attract, retain, and develop the local rail industry ...

Learning Journey for Centralised Meal Catering Project for Pre-school

1. For the first time in the pre-school industry, more than 30 pre-school centres have come together to tap on meal catering services for higher productivity and healthier food options. Initiated by the Association of Early Childhood and Training Services (ASSETS) in collaboration with e2i (Employment and Employability Institute), this Lean Enterprise Development (LED) Scheme project is supported by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) and Workforce Singapore (WSG). 2. To boost efficiency and productivity especially for smaller operators, and offer value-for-money and healthy meals for pre-schoolers, a three-month pilot run was launched for interested pre-school centres. Meals are prepared in a central kitchen and delivered to the centres in zonal clusters. With catered meals, the centres can benefit from time and cost savings from grocery planning and food preparation; enjoy ...

Launch of Industry 4.0 Training Pathways

More than 2,000 PMETs to benefit with new robotics training 1. A new training programme was launched today to kick off a 5-step training pathway on industrial automation. This initiative comes at a critical time as Singapore’s manufacturing landscape is evolving to Industry 4.0. Today, even the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are gearing up to harness the potential of robotics, automation and digitalization to be Industry 4.0 ready. As such, there is a need to build capabilities and know-how for Singaporeans in areas like Robotics and Automation (R&A). 2. The newly-announced programmes by Robotics Application Centre of Excellence (RACE) is a tripartite effort with e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) and Workforce Singapore (WSG) to support both individuals, local System Integrators (SI) and SMEs to strengthen capabilities for progression and to be future-ready. The ...

Statement by taskforce for responsible retrenchment and employment facilitation

The Taskforce for Responsible Retrenchment and Employment Facilitation, was set up in March 2016 to provide timely and effective assistance to retrenched individuals and ensure that employers treat their workers fairly if retrenchment is inevitable. Led by Workforce Singapore (WSG) and comprising representatives from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and NTUC’s e2i (Employment and Employability Institute), the Taskforce will also enhance the awareness among companies and individuals of Government’s support for retrenched workers. For the first three quarters of 2016, WSG and NTUC have reached out to more than 3,000 retrenched workers. These efforts have seen progress, but more can be done. The new requirement on mandatory retrenchment notifications, which will come into effect from 1 January 2017, will provide the Taskforce with more complete and ti ...

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