SKILLS TRAINING

Framework to help 13,000 in beauty industry plan careers

Singapore's beauty industry is getting a skills facelift with the launch of a new framework to help more than 13,000 workers in the industry to plan their career and development pathways.

Making a difference with mid-career switch

SINGAPORE - When Mr Mohamad Farhan Mohd Fadil was considering a career switch, the biopharmaceutical industry appealed to him because he felt producing medicine makes a difference in people's...

New digital sales skills keep her employable

SINGAPORE - Just a few months after Ms Carissa Fan was hired as a client relations executive for a cinema last November, Covid-19 hit.

Career conversions up amid pandemic

SINGAPORE - Despite the economic uncertainties this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, more employers have been tapping professional conversion programmes (PCPs) to reskill mid-career new hires or...

Free online courses, $500 grant for fresh grads

About 1,000 fresh tertiary graduates here are set to benefit from a new $500,000 fund set up in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Firms using downtime to train workforce

Employers here are using the extra time on their hands during the economic slowdown to boost staff capabilities in areas such as technical and technology-related skills, a survey noted.

More help for PMETs and businesses in manufacturing sector

SINGAPORE - Manufacturers will get increased support so they can hire staff to support their business transformation while workers who want to enter the sector can get more help with their career...

SP Group to spend $35m and work with union on skills training for all 3,600 staff

SINGAPORE - Energy utilities provider SP Group will spend $35 million in the next three years to upgrade the skills of all its 3,600 staff, working with a union to identify relevant programmes as...

Rising number of tech grads set to plug gap in sector

The number of local university graduates from technology-related courses is set to grow by two-thirds by 2022, which experts say will go some way towards plugging the gap in the sector.

Singapore to roll out first certification framework for AI engineers in early 2020

SINGAPORE - The Republic will roll out its first certification framework for artificial intelligence (AI) engineers in early 2020 to help meet the growing demand from employers here for proven...

Hotels tie up with union to redesign jobs, train staff

A group of 18 hotels signed agreements with a union yesterday to work together on redesigning jobs and training staff.