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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 ...

WDA and e2i consolidate network of career centres for enhanced career services and job matching assistance

As part of ongoing efforts to provide quality career services to Singapore’s resident workforce, the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) and the Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) have consolidated their network of career centres. With effect from 1 October 2016: WDA’s Career Centre at Jurong will merge with e2i’s existing Career Services Centre. The merged centre, to be called e2i West and based at the Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability, will deliver dedicated and focused career support and placement services for residents, especially those from the western part of Singapore. WDA’s career centre at Toa Payoh will be renamed e2i Central and will come under the management of e2i for operational synergy, further signifying the strong partnership between WDA and e2i. While e2i will operate two career centres, WDA will continue to operate t ...

e2i and Temasek Polytechnic collaborate to grow and boost employability of students to prepare the local workforce to be Future Ready

The National Trades Union Congress’ (NTUC) e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Temasek Polytechnic (TP) today for a period of three years to give Education and Career Guidance (ECG) efforts an extra boost which will benefit the polytechnic’s students and graduates. e2i and TP will facilitate collaborations between both organisations and develop new initiatives for the polytechnic students and graduates to enhance their employability. Under the MOU, e2i and TP will carry out initiatives to engage students with the intent to raise their awareness and interest in personal development to enhance their employability. It will allow TP to tap on e2i’s wide network of partners, to gain insights on industry trends and developments through learning journeys, and to explore potential employment opportunities at employers’ networking sessio ...

Launch of S$1.2 million Tripartite Marine Engineering Training Initiative

Minister for Manpower, Lim Swee Say launched the S$1.2 million Tripartite Engineering Training Award (TETA) Programme (劳资政航海机械培训奖计划) to train more Singaporeans to be marine engineers on board commercial ships on 3 May at the Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability during the Investiture Ceremony for TETA. The Manpower Minister was at the 10th Anniversary celebration of the Singapore Maritime Training Fund (SMTF) where he personally put on the epaulets for the TETA cadets. The TETA is a joint initiative by Singapore Maritime Officers’ Union (SMOU), Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA), National Trades Union Congress’ (NTUC) e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) and is supported by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) and shipping companies. This pilot programme is launched to address the acute shorta ...

Republic Polytechnic partners e2i to enhance career guidance experience for students

New MoU signed with e2i will elevate Republic Polytechnic’s efforts to offer holistic Education and Career Guidance initiatives for students Republic Polytechnic (RP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) at the annual RP Career Fair 2016 to strengthen Education and Career Guidance (ECG) efforts and deepen industry knowledge for both students and staff, marking a first-time partnership between e2i and a polytechnic. Besides complementing RP’s ongoing ECG initiatives, the collaboration between RP and e2i will help uplift students’ employability through targeted programmes and talks and sharpen RP staffs’ capabilities in career guidance. Mr Seto Lok Yin, Deputy Principal (Industry Services), Republic Polytechnic said, “This partnership allows RP to tap on e2i’s expertise and resources in areas of employment and employability, and ...

e2i launches online learning partnership to enable workers to adopt a flexible learning approach and empower them to be Future Ready

The National Trades Union Congress’ (NTUC) e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) encourages Singaporeans to pursue a continuous upgrading attitude and to take charge of their learning needs through the launch of a new online learning platform. The platform, designed by Parenthesis (a subsidiary of KYDON Group of Companies), offers over 650 courses which cater to both deep and horizontal skills training for Professionals, Managers and Executives (PMEs) to meet the fast-changing needs of the employment landscape. Users have the flexibility to select the type of courses they wish to attend, and allow the exchange of perspectives, and learning from experts in the different industries. Working with partners such as Parenthesis, the launch of the online learning platform is one of the initiatives to bring industry practitioners, workers and companies together. This will help connect ...

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