“Since 2017, the number of courses has more than tripled from 400 to over 1,500.
As of March, close to 40,000 participants have signed up for such courses.
Starting next month, to help individuals make informed choices, SkillsFuture Singapore will publish a series of regular reports called Jobs-Skills Insights by linking up with career portals such as Burning Glass Technologies, Indeed.com and JobTech to analyse jobs data.
The information will be conveyed to students, working adults, enterprises and institutes of higher learning through reports, dashboards and articles.
Mr Chee said businesses’ expertise will also be tapped to provide training. He announced that a new centre, where German engineering firm Bosch Rexroth will train and certify specialists who meet German standards, will be set up in Jurong Innovation District, Singapore’s advanced manufacturing campus.
“The Bosch Rexroth Regional Training Centre will train beyond the needs of Bosch Rexroth, and will open up its training opportunities to other companies in the industry,” he said.
It will start operations in the third quarter of next year.
“We recognise that smaller enterprises may lack the resources to make significant investments in training. Hence, we have been working on a collaborative training model that will tap the capabilities of anchor companies to uplift industry sectors as a whole,” he added. “The end goal is to grow the talent pipeline by attracting and training more workers for all companies within the sector.”