Employer Supported Training, 2012

Majority of employers continue to provide structured training to their employees, with a positive impact on staff performance The majority of employers continued to provide structured training to their employees in 2012, despite the tight labour market. Employers generally reported that the training had benefited their organisational and staff performance. These are the key findings […]

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More firms and workers find training useful, but fewer see better career outcomes

More firms and workers are finding Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) training useful, though fewer workers are reporting better career outcomes such as pay rises and promotions, according to an annual survey by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) released on Thursday. The survey of 1,400 companies and 8,400 trainee workers found that in 2012, […]

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Too many graduates in Singapore

Singapore leaders start to talk about the importance of having multiple skills rather than just obtaining a degree. A NUMBER of political leaders have appealed to Singaporeans not to place too much faith on university degrees in an apparent effort to manage public expectations. This is the clearest sign yet that the authorities are expecting […]

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A good career does not depend solely on qualifications: Heng Swee KeatSingapore’s

Education Minister Heng Swee Keat said a good qualification alone does not guarantee a good career, let alone a job. Mr Heng said what is also needed is relevant skills, lifelong learning, and a concurrent growth in the economy. He was addressing some 300 graduands and their parents at Temasek Polytechnic’s (TP) 23rd Graduation Ceremony […]

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