Landing a Job with e2i’s Help

Landing a Job with e2i’s Help

Landing a Job with e2i’s Help

(This article was first published on Labourbeat.org, by writer Jonathan Tan) Thanks to e2i’s intervention, 58-year-old Mark Kuah is now enjoying a new career in the wholsesale trade sector. Fueled by curiosity and the prospect of a new challenge, Mark Kuah made the bold decision to head to Cambodia in 1994, where he later spent the better part of 23 years building a career. “Ten of the 23 years in Cambodia was spent running my own business, and the next 13 years was spent working for a French mechanical and electrical contractor. “As Cambodia lacked a stable power supply back in 1994, I came into the picture supplying households and businesses with small power generation sets… With the French company, I was in charge of facility management,” he explained. “My philosophy is that your friends and colleagues are very important. One cannot do or learn everything alone,” shared M ...

Applying for a job is as easy as learning ABC

NTUC’s e2i pilots new hands-on mobile job search workshop and job search kiosk for non-PMETs to help them acquire digital skills for a faster and more effective job match 25 April 2019, Wednesday - Over the years, job search modes have evolved and looking for a new job has gone beyond traditional methods such as going through newspapers and attending job fairs. Presently, many hiring employers put up advertisements online and through job portals to look for suitable candidates. However, some job seekers still have limited awareness or access to the Internet and/or may not be digitally savvy enough to use their phone or mobile devices to search for jobs. This is especially more prevalent among the mature non-Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (non-PMETs) worker group. To assist non-executive job seekers who may not be digitally adept, the National Trades Uni ...

NTUC and NTUC’s e2i launch new Worker 4.0 Digital Readiness Certificate to equip Manufacturing Technicians and Associate Professionals with digital literacy for industry transformation

Unveiled at the inaugural Aerospace Engineering Week, the certificate is a ground up initiative of NTUC’s Training Executive Committee 10 April 2019, Wednesday - In the journey towards making the Industry Transformation Maps (ITMs) real, our unions have been working closely with NTUC’s e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) to identify and close skill the gaps of workers across different industries. Feedback from the ground revealed a lack of suitable digital skills training for Technicians and Associate Professionals (TAPs), as many such courses in the market today are pegged at the Professional, Managerial and Executive (PME) level. However, it is critical for TAPs to be equipped with suitable digital skills in tandem with their PME peers as their companies progress rapidly towards Industry 4.0. Digital Literacy for Technicians and Associate Professionals To clos ...

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 ...

Meet e2i’s Employability Accounts Team

Meet e2i’s Employability Accounts Team

Find out how e2i’s teams coach workers to adapt to a changing economy and increase their employability, and coach businesses to transform their workforce. By Jonathan Tan We may be familiar with the role NTUC’s Employment and Employability Institute, or e2i for short, plays in helping workers find jobs, upgrade themselves, pick up new skill sets as they transition in their careers. But how well do we know the team that’s making things happen for workers behind the scenes? A Personal Touch To achieve these outcomes, e2i counts on the efforts of their Employability Accounts Groups. The group is organised into 10 different Employability Accounts teams servicing some 50 sub-sectors. Each team consists of between seven to 14 members, each with complementary skill sets and a pulse on what’s taking place in their specialised sectors. Specifically, each Employability Accounts team i ...

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