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CapitaLand to invest S$5mn to train 2,600 in digital skills under new framework

CapitaLand has announced it will invest S$5mn to enhance the digital skills and competencies of more than 2,600 employees in Singapore over two years through its new Building Capability Framework (BCF).

According to a media release, through the framework, all CapitaLand employees in Singapore will complete at least one digital-related training by 2020.

The BCF aims to develop a competent, adaptable and future-ready workforce of knowledge workers in CapitaLand.

To encourage employees of all levels to be self-directed learners, employees can chart out their own learning and development path selecting from a mix of over 50 core, functional, adaptive and digital training modules. Learning rewards in the form of additional training allowance of up to S$500 per staff are also available as employees progress their learning journey.

Additionally, CapitaLand will also offer a one-day training leave to attend digital-related training programmes outside of courses organised by CapitaLand.

The framework will be subsequently localised and rolled out to CapitaLand’s employees across over 30 countries.

Tan Seng Chai, Chief Corporate & People Officer of CapitaLand Group, said: “CapitaLand’s edge as a leading global real estate enterprise is forged by the collective efforts of our talented workforce. To continue developing high-quality real estate products and services, CapitaLand’s workforce needs to understand and anticipate the demands of future communities. Through partnerships and rigorous digital curriculums, CapitaLand is committed to equip our employees with the tools and opportunities to take charge of their own learning and development journey to stay ahead of industry transformations, to be adaptable, digitally-savvy and future-ready.”

CapitaLand signs MOU with SISEU to set up new Company Training Committee

Along with the announcement of the BCF, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed with the Singapore Industrial & Services Employees’ Union (SISEU) to set up a Company Training Committee (CTC).

The CTC aims to design and provide training programmes to upskill CapitaLand’s employees in Singapore, enabling them to be digital-ready and prepare them to meet the challenges in today’s fast changing business environment.

The ceremony was witnessed by Guest-of-Honour Dr Koh Poh Koon, Deputy Secretary-General of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), Sazali Zainal, President of SISEU, and Lee Chee Koon, Group Chief Executive Officer of CapitaLand Group.

Under the CTC, CapitaLand employees in Singapore will have access to curated digital learning programmes on topics including:

  • Data analytics
  • Cloud computing
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Blockchain
  • Cybersecurity

This will help them deepen their competencies and ensure that they are kept up to date with the latest knowledge and skills needed to excel in the future workplace. Customised training tailored to address employees’ specific skills development gaps are also available.

These courses will be available through CapitaLand’s corporate learning institute, CapitaLand Institute of Management and Business (CLIMB), or through the CTC.

Employees will also be able to access an extensive network of resources from training partners like NTUC LearningHub, NTUC’s e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) as well as agencies like SkillsFuture Singapore and Workforce Singapore, and the National University of Singapore’s School of Continuing and Lifelong Education (NUS SCALE).

Sylvia Choo, Executive Secretary of SISEU, said: “Importantly, this collaboration will ensure that employees take ownership of their own learning, and have access to more choices when it comes to embarking on their own skills upgrading journeys, with the array of courses available through our training partners. Through the CapitaLand-SISEU CTC, we will continue to work with management to ensure employees receive relevant training that will value-add to both the company and its employees.”

Photo caption: Dr Koh Poh Koon, Deputy Secretary-General of the National Trades Union Congress (centre) was Guest-of-Honour at CapitaLand’s Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing ceremony with the Singapore Industrial & Services Employees’ Union (SISEU) to set up a Company Training Committee (CTC). From left to right are Geraldine Loe, CapitaLand’s employee and representative for SISEU, Sazali Zainal, President of SISEU, Sylvia Choo, Executive Secretary, SISEU, Lee Chee Koon, Group CEO of CapitaLand Group, Tan Seng Chai, Chief Corporate & People Officer, CapitaLand Group, and Angeline Oh, Head of Group Human Resources, CapitaLand Group. (Credit: CapitaLand)

CapitaLand’s Learning Festival

The announcement of the new BCF and CTC took place today at CapitaLand’s Learning Festival held at Capital Tower, CapitaLand’s headquarters.

At the Festival, digital-related talks and workshops on big data, and the digital workplace were organised alongside adaptive and functional topics relating to the future of work, holistic health, career development, learning styles and more. CapitaLand employees were also given a taste of courses available through the BCF and CTC.

CLIMB, NTUC LearningHub and NUS SCALE representatives were also present at the Learning Festival to share more about their programmes.

NTUC’s Deputy Secretary-General Dr Koh Poh Koon toured some of CapitaLand’s latest real estate technology innovations which, coupled with the right training, have enabled CapitaLand employees to focus on more value-adding work. These included CapitaStar@Work, a mobile app aimed at fostering a dynamic office community within CapitaLand’s commercial buildings, and CapitaLand’s Intelligent Building Platform which provides real-time monitoring of building operational data and energy usage at CapitaLand’s retail malls.

Photo caption: CapitaLand showcased CapitaStar@Work app to Dr Koh Poh Koon, Deputy Secretary-General of the National Trades Union Congress, today at CapitaLand’s Learning Festival where the Group announced that it will invest S$5 million to enhance the digital skills and competencies of more than 2,600 employees in Singapore over two years through CapitaLand’s new Building Capability Framework. CapitaStar@Work mobile app aims to foster a dynamic office community within CapitaLand’s commercial buildings. (Credit: CapitaLand)

Photo caption: (Extreme right) Lee Chee Koon, Group Chief Executive Officer, CapitaLand Group (right) and Tan Seng Chai, Chief Corporate and People Officer, CapitaLand Group, looked on as CapitaLand employee showcased the Group’s Intelligent Building Platform to Dr Koh Poh Koon. Through the use of CapitaLand’s Intelligent Building Platform, which provides real-time monitoring of building operational data and energy usage at CapitaLand’s retail malls, it has enabled CapitaLand employees to focus on more value-adding work. (Credit: SISEU)


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