Press Releases - 2016


Driving Workforce Transformation with Food Services Sectoral Manpower Plan

Mr S. Iswaran, Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry), launched the Food Services Sectoral Manpower Plan (SMP) today. Developed by SPRING Singapore (SPRING) and the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) in consultation with industry stakeholders and unions, the five-year SMP contains strategies and initiatives to make every job better, reduce reliance on manual labour and build skills for local workers to progress in the Food Services sector.

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Formation Of The Council For Skills, Innovation And Productivity

A tripartite Council for Skills, Innovation and Productivity (CSIP) will be established with effect from 20 May 2016, to take forward the efforts undertaken to date by the SkillsFuture Council and the National Productivity Council (NPC). The CSIP will also develop and implement the Industry Transformation Maps announced in Budget 2016.

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NYP And WDA Collaborate To Launch Two New SkillsFuture Earn And Learn Programmes For The Design Sector

From enhancing visual appeal to improving functionality, the roles of designers have expanded beyond the aesthetics, making them key contributors in various aspects of different organisations. Designers, like engineers, are increasingly seen as innovative and enterprising problem-solvers. As expectations of designers grow in tandem with technological advancement, skilful and capable designers are required more than ever in a multitude of industries.

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Launch Of The Sectoral Manpower Plan For The Public Bus Industry

Senior Minister of State, Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Transport, Mrs Josephine Teo unveiled the Sectoral Manpower Plan for the public bus industry today. Developed by the Public Transport Sectoral Tripartite Committee, the Sectoral Manpower Plan supports the SkillsFuture movement to establish effective manpower strategies for the bus industry.

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Over 300 awards From Government Agencies Under The Ministry Of Communications And Information Will Open For Applications From 15 April 2016 to 14 June 2016

The applications for the SkillsFuture Study Awards for the Infocomm, Media and Design sectors will open from 15 April 2016 to 14 June 2016. Announced by Minister for Communications and Information, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim at the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI)’s Committee of Supply Debate 2016, the SkillsFuture Study Award encourages Singaporeans to take ownership of their own skills upgrading, in order to deepen specialist skills needed by future economic growth sectors.

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Local Workforce To Deepen Skills In Cutting-Edge Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

More than 400 Singaporeans will have opportunities to deepen their skills in advanced manufacturing techniques through a new series of customised masterclasses. Developed by both local and international experts, the Advanced Manufacturing Series is targeted at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as multinational corporations (MNCs).

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23 Mar 2023