To fortify HR professionals in the Lion City, today (4 November 2016), NTUC LearningHub (LHUB) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) have entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to offer the CIPD’s HR professional development programmes in Singapore.
Under the partnership, LHUB will offer CIPD accredited qualifications and programmes for existing HR practitioners, mid-career executives exploring a second career in HR, as well as older workers who need reskilling due to structural unemployment.
In 2017, NTUC LearningHub aims to equip at least 250 professionals with the CIPD qualifications and expects the demand to increase yearly, owing to the delivery of better employability and career prospects.
Programmes offered include the following:
- Level 3 Foundation Certificate & Diploma qualifications in HR
- Level 3 Foundation Certificate & Diploma qualifications in Learning & Development (L&D)
- Executive Development Series
- Masterclass Workshops with CIPD experts on HR and L&D topics
Peter Cheese, CEO of the CIPD said: “The CIPD is proud to work with NTUC LearningHub to support, train and develop the capabilities of HR and L&D practitioners in Singapore. The professionalisation of the HR industry gives legitimacy to the profession and raises standards across the board. We intend to work closely with key stakeholders in the HR ecosystem – the government, the union, businesses and qualification providers – to help Singapore fulfill that ambition.”
Kwek Kok Kwong, CEO of NTUC LearningHub added: “We are pleased to partner CIPD to offer its cutting-edge human resource courses to Singapore’s current and future HR practitioners. We do this with the hope that we can develop a group of HR change agents who can influence and shape the future of the workforce. Leveraging on CIPD’s deep expertise and industry knowledge in HR, we hope to build a strong HR and L&D community here in Singapore.”
As part of the collaboration, LHUB and the CIPD also plan to co-build a community for future HR and L&D leaders in Singapore where they can learn, share and exchange ideas, as well as network and build relationships, the press release stated.
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