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March 12, 2021 Friday 04:14:37 PM IST

NTU Singapore and Education Services Union to boost employees’ digital skills

International Edu News

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and the Education Services Union (ESU) are jointly investing $500,000 in a new training fund to upskill and equip the university’s employees with digital skills and competencies to meet the demands of Industry 4.0.

NTU is contributing 90 per cent of the new fund, while ESU provides the remaining 10 per cent through the National Trades Union Congress’ NTUC-Education and Training Fund.

NTUC Deputy Secretary-General (DSG) Dr Koh Poh Koon and Ms Tan Aik Na, NTU’s Senior Vice President (Administration) witnessed the signing of the new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between ESU and NTU today, signed by ESU General Secretary Arshad Ismail and NTU Chief Human Resources Officer Esther Quek.

Some 2,000 of NTU’s union-member employees are expected to benefit from the new fund. These employees can look forward to 17 curated courses co-developed by the university, union and training partners such as NTUC’s e2i (Employment and Employability Institute).

The courses aim to deepen the employees’ competencies and ensure that they can embrace change, leverage new technology and adapt to new job roles as the education sector transforms in a post-COVID-19 world.

These courses will be rolled out progressively from this month, and will cover six key aspects: Digital Awareness, Critical Thinking, Effective Communication, Data Management, Project Management and Process Improvement.

As part of the MOU, NTU and ESU will also establish a new Company Training Committee (CTC) that will enable the university and union to jointly identify new growth areas and map out new skills and competencies through targeted training programmes.