14 June 2019
Education Minister Ong Ye Kung has reiterated that education and continual training remains a key strategy in empowering Singaporeans to cope with the new economy and the myriad changes brought about by technology.
The government’s near-term objective is to ensure that Singaporeans have up-to-date skills, and are able to stay relevant and competitive.
He said that the Government’s long-term mission is to help each Singaporean be part of technological change and become a stakeholder in society.
Mr Ong was addressing a crowd comprising of around 400 young people who were just about to enter the workforce at an NTUC event held at the Marina Bay Sands.
He also urged the audience to strive to do their jobs better to “inoculate” themselves from the impact of technology and not to feel pressured to switch jobs frequently just because many others do.