NTUC offers bite-sized training to one industry

Short courses will be offered to workers in this sector to help them to upgrade their skills and prepare for the future economy

NTUC offers bite-sized training to one industry
Short courses lasting two to three hours will be offered to employees of hotel and accommodation services, clubs and resorts to in a bid to upgrade skills across the Singapore workforce. The courses aim to upskill workers with minimal disruption..

The training is a collaboration between the NTUC’s Hospitality and Consumer Business Cluster and 21 industry partners.

The Hospitality ABC Network, launched on Wednesday, covers topics in leadership, management, digital technology and operations.

"(We aim to place) tomorrow's unemployed into tomorrow's jobs. We want to equip our workers... way ahead – even before they lose their jobs – so they are prepared for tomorrow's jobs," said NTUC Secretary-General Chan Chun Sing.

The short courses will be offered in online, face-to-face, or hands-on classes, reported The Straits Times.

It is important for the sector to stay ahead of the digital disruption wave, Chan said, but such initiatives should be offered to hospitality workers to cater to their fast-paced lifestyles.

"Adult education cannot just be about going to schools for three months, six months, for a long course," he said.

The NTUC HCBC, Singapore National Employers Federation and the Institute of Technical Education will also organise focus group discussions with hospitality associations and organisations to identify skills gaps in the industry.

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