SME “Towkays” Go Back to School!

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 ...

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 ...

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