18.06.2021, 14:15

Push For Tech Reskilling Opens Up New Prospects For Workers in Singapore

  • Job seekers and career switchers ride the digitalisation wave to land new roles and more opportunities with acquired skills
  • 58% increase in tech training places since the start of the pandemic

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 18 June 2021 - When the pandemic hit, 57-year old Muhamed Ibrahim Mohd Salleh found himself unemployed and not being able secure a job. Having only offline sales experience and zero background in tech, he found himself facing unfamiliar changes. He realised that the 'new norm' would be more tech-driven, prompting him to take a leap of faith to enrol himself in the SG United Skills Digital Marketing and E-Commerce Specialist Programme by NTUC LearningHub (NTUC LHUB).

Push For Tech Reskilling Opens Up New Prospects For Workers in Singapore

Despite the steep learning curve, he pressed on and four months into the nine-month programme, he decided to set up his own barber shop with his son. Confident of his newly acquired tech skills and knowledge, Ibrahim is now promoting his shop through social media marketing and managing online appointment bookings.

The course is just one out of many programmes under NTUC LHUB's training offerings in Infocomm Technology (ICT). The leading training provider saw a 58% increase in training places for ICT courses from 2019 to 2020www.ntuclearninghub.com/it-academy or www.ntuclearninghub.com/lhub-go.

[1] The total number of training places for ICT courses from January 2020 to December 2020, increased by 58% as compared to January 2019 to December 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic.