28 August 2020
Five community development councils (CDCs) held a week-long event consisting of over 50 online workshops, webinars and masterclasses. The topics covered included professional advice on employability such as how to prepare for virtual interviews, and skills such as personal grooming or video editing. Services like career coaching were also available.
Four of the district mayors – Ms Low Yen Ling (South West district), Ms Denise Phua (Central Singapore district), Mr Desmond Choo (North East district) and Mr Alex Yam (North West district) – held a media conference during the week-long event. They were also joined by SkillsFuture Singapore chief executive Ong Tze-Ch’in, Employability and Employment Institute chief executive Gilbert Tan and chief executive and founder of artiste management company FLY Entertainment Irene Ang.
Ms Low, who is Minister of State for Culture, Community and Youth, as well as for Trade and Industry, said the topics that were covered were “tactical and current”.
Ms Phua added that “learning agility is the new currency to survive and thrive in this new age”, and learning today is no longer confined to classrooms or official school years.
SSG’s Mr Ong said the collaboration between the CDCs will bring the SkillsFuture national movement closer to the community.