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Raising the bar for local culinary talents

e2i and SCA collaborate to grow and develop Singapore’s culinary talents Our Singapore’s National Culinary Team was crowned the overall champion of the IKA Culinary Olympics 2016, one of the most prestigious in the world, for the first time after tough training for over a year. Besides the passion and the right attitude, other key ingredients the winning team had were skills and knowledge that brought success home. During the year-long training process, e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) supported our National culinary team through various training classes to strengthen their skills techniques. With the aim to raise competencies and professionalism of more culinary talents, e2i signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Singapore Chef Association (SCA) today for a period of three years. The partnership signifies e2i and SCA’s commitment to Attract, retain, and dev ...

Labour movement collaborates with industry partners to uplift competency levels of safety professionals

Workplace safety standards should continuously be raised and improved. In view of advancements in technology, coupled with industry or sector specific changes, there is a need to continuously review or refine existing processes to ensure that safety of working people is not compromised. In a bid to ensure a safer workplace for working people who work in high risk environments, the Labour Movement has organised its first Major Hazards Installation (MHI) and Safety Seminar which took place today at the Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability. The seminar aims to raise awareness of recently announced requirements for safety of Major Hazards Installations (MHIs) regulations, which fall under the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Act . Organised by NTUC’s e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) and the Labour Movement (LM) Oil, Petrochemical, Energy and Chemicals (OPE ...

Pushing Singapore’s laundry industry transformation to new heights at the inaugural Texcare Forum 2016

The inaugural Texcare Forum Singapore 2016 is the first dedicated platform for Singapore’s laundry companies. NTUC’s e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) started engaging the laundry companies since 2011 for manpower and productivity solutions. A recent sampling survey with more than 50 companies ranging from DIY services to large industrial set up was conducted to identify challenges and opportunities. These are some of the findings: There are more than 350 establishments employing over 13,000 workers Aging workforce of which 70% of the local workforce in this sector are more than 50 years old High cost competition as customers demand high quality care for textile and linens and companies need to transform from tradition processes to increase productivity and operational efficiency Learning from Local and Global Experts To share on the survey findings and provid ...

Tripartite partners collaborate to offer integrated career services in the infocomm technology sector

About 1,200 PMETs to benefit, including the SkillsFuture Career Advisors Programme, a first for the sector under the ADAPT & GROW initiative A new industry initiative was announced today by the tripartite partners to bring the Infocomm Technology (ICT) profession to the next stage of skills development and career readiness, essential to building a ready and adaptable workforce for the future economy. New programmes were introduced to provide integrated support to job seekers and ICT professionals tapping on the industry network of trade associations and chambers, professional bodies and unions to help drive mindset change and raise adaptability, match skills with jobs, and build capabilities to meet current and emerging needs. The newly-announced programmes – TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA) Integrated Career Services and SkillsFuture Career Advisors Programme – is a joint effort ...

Launch of Singapore Bus Academy

Official Opening of the Singapore Bus Academy First batch of trainees to take the Enhanced Vocational Licence Training Programme Senior Minister of State, Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Transport, Mrs Josephine Teo officially opened the Singapore Bus Academy today at an event held at the Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability. Developed by the Public Transport Sectoral Tripartite Committee to support the SkillsFuture movement, the Academy is part of the Industry Manpower Plan (previously known as the “Sectoral Manpower Plan”) for the public bus industry.   Standardising Foundational Training for Bus Captains To ensure a consistent service delivery standard across the bus industry workforce, the Singapore Bus Academy will conduct a standardised centralised training to complement the existing training efforts of individ ...

New programmes to help accountants thrive in disruptive age

Accountants and finance professionals have many opportunities to thrive in the digital age, even though some traditional accounting roles may disappear in coming years. While the accounting profession is facing disruption like all industries, more new jobs are being created by fast-moving developments in robotics, artificial intelligence, big data and block chain technologies. Accountants can ride the waves of disruption at the workplace if they work to build new digital capabilities and skills. This was the central view of senior business executives participating in today’s CPA Congress, organised by global accountancy professional body CPA Australia. “Business disruption, brought about by innovative new business models and emerging technologies, are already making some traditional accounting roles obsolete,” said Philip Yuen, CEO of Deloitte Southeast Asia and Singapore. ...

Greater accessibility and convenience to employment opportunities, with the pilot Adapt and Grow Virtual Career Fair

Singaporeans can now search for jobs, attend interviews by prospective employers as well as access career advisory resources and services anytime, anywhere through the Adapt and Grow Virtual Career Fair. The Adapt and Grow Virtual Career Fair is piloted by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA), to complement its existing suite of physical career services comprising career fairs, career coaching, job preparation and referral services. It allows job seekers to expand their network of contacts and connect with potential employers online. Close to 400 live chats with employers and career coaches have been lined up for job seekers. Around 50 employers are participating in the virtual fair, offering up to 500 vacancies. Job seekers can also access the latest labour market information, learn how to enhance their resumes and explore and apply for jobs online during the two-week vir ...

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