Singapore will develop two Continuing Education and Training (CET) campuses to provide skills upgrading and training for workers, the government said on Thursday.
Developed by the Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower and the Singapore Workforce Development Agency, the two campuses will be the key focal points for skills upgrading.
This major initiative highlights the increasing importance in enhancing economic competitiveness as well as workers’ employability beyond the recession through continuing education and training.
The two campuses, to be ready by 2013, will serve as a gateway for all workers to discover career opportunities and access relevant training, and also as a hub of high quality CET providers, clustered under one roof.
The campuses will be an employment exchange for employers to meet their manpower needs and for workers to seek good job opportunities, while serving as a one-stop center integrating career coaching, training, assessment, and career services.
Both campuses will offer generic courses in employability and portable skills such as service excellence.
Together, the campuses are expected to cater about 150,000 training places annually.