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NTUC and partners to offer training package for food delivery PMD riders

Delivery Rider Kit – Equipping riders with holistic skillsets covering safety, service, digital skills and mindset change 11 December 2020, Wednesday - NTUC’s U FSE (Freelancers and Self-Employed Unit), NTUC’s e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) and NTUC LearningHub (NTUC LHUB) have collaborated to develop a curated training programme to support food delivery Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs) riders in their transition towards other transportation modes, such as power-assisted bicycles (PABs) for their delivery work. The training programme, named, “Delivery Rider Kit”,comprises five one-day courses covering topics related to safety, service, digital skills and mindset change. Riders can opt to go for all five courses or select the ones they want to attend. The kit is co-created by NTUC’s e2i, U FSE and NTUC LHUB, with the support of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) and Wo ...

5 Crucial Steps to Dealing with Disability in your Career

5 Crucial Steps to Dealing with Disability in your Career

Persons with disabilities can still achieve their career goals and aspirations. The good news is, today’s work environment provides many workarounds that can help – beyond that, it comes down to having the right (positive) mindset. Here’s what you need to know: 1. Anticipate the queries Your employer may ask about your accommodation needs, as well as how the demands of the job could impact you. For example,  you may wish to let your employer know if you have mobility needs, or require some flexibility in hours. (Photo credit: Yomex Owo) Some common requests for workplace accommodations include providing a phone with light indicators (so you won’t miss client calls if you’re hearing impaired), installing retina scanners at wheelchair height, or having access to important work facilities (e.g. having more ramps so you need not go the long way around to get to your destination). ...

First Industry-Based Biomedical Sciences Training Community (BMTC) Formed to Enhance Skills of Workers

BMTC to plug gaps in workers’ adaptive, technology and technical skills,
 as the industry adopts Industry 4.0 technologies 17 September 2019, Tuesday - The National Trades Union Congress’ (NTUC) e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) and Chemical Industries Employees’ Union (CIEU) formed the Biomedical Sciences Training Community (BMTC) today. This is a first-of-its-kind industry and tripartite effort, to skill up workers in the areas of adaptive, technological and technical skills, as the industry rapidly moves into Industry 4.0. Singapore is one of the key strategic manufacturing sites in the world for the pharmaceutical and biologics industry and hosts eight of the world’s top ten pharmaceutical and biologics companies. Employing over 22,000 workers, there is a growing need and urgency to skill up these workers, as adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies accelerates ...

Support for Pre-school Operators: Skool4Kidz’s staff learn skills to help children with autism

Support for Pre-school Operators: Skool4Kidz’s staff learn skills to help children with autism

Continuous learning is a core value of Skool4Kidz, a pre-school operator with more than 40 years’ experience in the industry. And they take this very seriously. “Training is a way of life at Skool4Kidz,” said Teri Teo, Skool4Kidz's Director of Communications and Capability Development. She is responsible for training and development, in addition to other portfolios. How Skool4Kidz trains its staff According to Teri, Skool4Kidz follows Early Childhood and Development Agency (ECDA)’s skills framework closely for its teachers’ training. This includes having pre-school teachers and infant educarers attend at least 35 and 25 hours of annual training respectively. High-potential staff attend at least 45 hours of training a year. Every year, each Skool4Kidz campus principal discusses with teachers individually and conducts a needs analysis to identify skills gaps for improvement. The ...

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