- with inputs by Nabilah Ismail

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed today between NTUC LearningHub (LHUB), John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (Wiley) and Employment & Employability Institute (e2i), as they announced their partnership in co-developing a series of training programmes, attended by Human Resources.

Starting with generic skills, LHUB will first roll out five courses in the areas of critical thinking, negotiation, infographics, storytelling with data, and presentation skills by July 2018. Offered as Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) courses funded by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) and LHUB, they aim to train up to 2,500 individuals annually.

Opening the event, Kwek Kok Kwong, CEO, LHUB, said: “As we move from labour intensive production to knowledge and skill intensive production, how do we keep up with all these change?

“With more companies asking for updated programmes, we came up with timely courses with best-in-class content providers over the years - and the latest one being with Wiley.”

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Additionally, LHUB is introducing some short courses under the Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP) Development Series (UDS) to offer bite sized learning that is designed to make learning easy - in a way that learners can pick up new knowledge in multiple industry domains faster.

In fact, LHUB aims to train at least 300 individuals for each course annually as part of its new mini series. The mini series will also roll out in July 2018 with more courses in functional areas to be introduced subsequently.

“The fourth industrial revolution will disrupt industries and create new skill demands for working professionals in Singapore and around the world,” said Clay Stobaugh, chief marketing and executive vice president, Wiley.

The event was also attended by guest-of-honour, Patrick Tay, assistant secretary-general, National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), who said: “We are glad to have this strong tripartite relationship, and soldier on as we ride the wave of change and growth.”

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