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To extend availability of career advisory and coaching services further to more job-seeking Singaporeans, Workforce Singapore (WSG) introduced Careers Connect On-the-Go (CCOTG) last Saturday (14 July 2018).
Reaching out into the heartlands to serve local active jobseekers, CCOTG will travel around the city to offer mobile career matching services through personalised career coaching by certified career coaches.
Besides getting one-to-one career coaching, jobseekers will be able to pick up early career planning and lifelong career management skills through onsite career advisory, which will include information on industries, Adapt and Grow programmes and available job opportunities. Additionally, they can attend career preparation workshops to brush up their job search skills.
CCOTG is an expansion of WSG’s existing physical career services network, which comprises three Careers Connect centres that are permanently located at the Lifelong Learning Institute (Paya Lebar), Our Tampines Hub (Tampines) and Woodlands Civic Centre (Woodlands).
CCOTG brings greater accessibility to active jobseekers who need help in job search and enables WSG to reach out to prospective jobseekers who are not aware of Careers Connect’s services. The release said: “Jobseekers who require more advanced services and intensive follow-up support after receiving services from our Career Coaches at CCOTG will be advised to visit the Careers Connect nearest to their home.”
Meanwhile, CCOTG has collaborated with FastJobs to provide dedicated job matching service to jobseekers requiring flexible work arrangements. Through this, jobseekers who are looking to balance their family care needs are linked up with a wide variety of community job opportunities, especially those within their vicinity. Career coaches and ambassadors will guide jobseekers on how to navigate the FastJobs mobile app to quickly secure such opportunities near their residences.
Tan Choon Shian, chief executive of WSG said: “Careers Connect On-the-Go will enable WSG to intensify our efforts to bridge the employment and manpower needs of jobseekers and employers within the heartlands, and make workplaces more accessible and nearer to homes. WSG will continue to innovate on our suite of Adapt and Grow programmes and services to minimise the mismatches and missed matches in the labour market.”
Careers Connect On-the-Go was launched by manpower minister Josephine Teo at WSG’s Adapt and Grow roadshow held at Bedok Town Square on 14 July 2018. CCOTG will travel to more than 12 locations by the end of 2018 – staying for between two days to a week at each location.
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