At the second SkillsFuture Fellowships and SkillsFuture Employer Awards ceremony attended by Human Resources, a total of 27 companies were recognised for their commitment to skills development and building a culture of lifelong learning at their workplace.
Attended by more than 200 guests, the second SkillsFuture Employer Awards introduced separate award categories for SMEs and non-SMEs to recognise the different human capital development efforts and practices of SMEs and non-SMEs.
Companies presented with the award include Eu Yan Sang (Singapore), Riverwood, The Wok People, CapitaLand, HP Singapore, Shopee, and more.
In his speech, Senior Minister of State for Education Chee Hong Tat, said: "Investing in skills development also increases job satisfaction and staff retention, as employees feel that their personal and professional development are well-cared for. In turn,employees who are better-skilled can help the company grow further."
At the award ceremony, 29 Singaporeans also received the SkillsFuture Fellowships that recognise their skills mastery in their respective fields and their commitment to mentorship and the skills development of others.
Each of them will receive a monetary award of S$10,000 to support them in their continued journey of skills mastery.
Fellowship recipients include Lee Chin Lye, Clayton (38), director and Senior Arborist, Arborleaf; Thamarai Nagalinggam (48), senior cluster quality manager, NTUC First Campus Co-operative; and Abdul Jalil Bin Idros (46), seinor engineer, YTLPowerSeraya.
The awards were presented by President Halimah Yacob, the Patron for both awards, at the ceremony organised by SkillsFuture Singaproe (SSG).
Ng Cher Pong, chief executive of SSG, said: "I would like to congratulate the award recipients and commend them for their passion for learning. We are giving out these awards for the second year and believe that the award recipients will continue to serve as role models for other Singaporeans and employers in their efforts for skills development. For employers, we have introduced separate categories for SMEs and non-SMEs to recognise their human capital development efforts."
The SkillsFuture Fellowships and SkillsFuture Employer Awards is a tripartite initiative, with nominations and evaluations made by a judging panel comprising representatives from the industry, the National Trades Union Congress, SSG, and Workforce Singapore.
Choo Chiau Beng, chairman of the judging panel, said: "Through these awards, we recognise exemplary employers that regard skills development and lifelong learning as a priority for their companies, and we celebrate the achievements of exceptional individuals with deep skills."
Full list of Employer Award recipients
- APRO Asian Protection
- Eastport Maritime
- Eu Yan Sang (Singapore)
- JEP Precision Engineering
- Mao Sheng Quanji Construction
- Singapore LNG Corporation
- The Wok People
- Alcon Asian Manufacturing and Logistics
- DFS Venture Singapore
- HP Singapore
- KPMG Singapore
- Oiltanking Asia Pacific
- Park Hotel Group
- SBS Transit
- SIA Engineering Company
- ST Logistics
- Standard Chartered Bank
- Swire Pacific Offshore
- Tan Tock Seng Hospital
- United Overseas Bank
- United Test and Assembly Center
- Yang Kee Logistics
Group photo of the 2018 SkillsFuture Fellowships recipients
Lead image caption: Group photo of the 2018 SkillsFuture Employer Awards recipients Photos / provided