A new Adapt and Grow Redeployment Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) has been introduced for Air Transport professionals in Singapore, Minister for Manpower Josephine Teo announced yesterday (22 July).
As a joint effort by Workforce Singapore (WSG), the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore CAAS), National Trade Union Congress (NTUC) and Republic Polytechnic, this PCP is targeted at companies who have undergone a business transformation, and are thus seeking to upskill and redeploy existing employees who have been affected by it.
It will provide these companies with salary support that would help cover the costs of reskilling their workforce, and is expected to benefit 100 PMET air transport workers.
In a second initiative, WSG has increased the overall capacity of the existing Adapt and Grow PCP for air transport professionals, from 100 places to 200, to meet continued hiring demands in the industry.
This PCP was first introduced in February 2018 to help reskill mid-career PMETs looking to switch up their current role for a job in air transport, while providing employers with a wider talent pool that hold years of working experience and soft skills.
In supporting new hires and those undergoing redeployment with both PCPs, SATS Inflight Catering Centre 2 also announced yesterday that it has projected to support a total of 100 PMETs.
Further, with support from WSG's Capability Transfer Programme, the company is currently equipping its team of 80 local employees with the specialised knowledge, technical skills and capabilities required to maintain, operate, develop and commercialise food products using the latest technologies and equipment.
Commenting on the above initiatives, Tan Choon Shian, WSG’s Chief Executive, said: "Our strong collaboration with the air transport sector and companies such as SATS has allowed us to respond more nimbly to their need for manpower and capability development through WSG's Adapt and Grow programmes."
Alex Hungate, President & CEO of SATS, added: "SATS always adopts a technology-driven, people-led approach to technology implementation. With the increasing use of innovative technologies and automation, we are committed to creating an agile learning environment and equipping our people with the right skills to reach their fullest potential."
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