This year, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is hosting SkillsFuture@NTU, the first-ever virtual event that is part of the SkillsFuture Month to promote lifelong learning among Singaporeans.
The event was launched on July 29 by Lawrence Wong, Minister for Education and Second Minister for Finance, on the NTU Smart Campus.
Some 8,750 virtual participants – including fresh graduates and mid-career job seekers – are participating in the event, which is organised in collaboration with SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) and supported by all the local universities, polytechnics and the Institute of Technical Education.
Themed "Reskilling and Upskilling for a Future-Ready Workforce", SkillsFuture@NTU offers participants 38 online workshops in topics related to reskilling and upskilling. The aim is to help them discover job prospects in diverse industries, such as health care, cyber security, aquaculture, agrifood and 5G technology. The workshops are organised around eight key themes, such as ‘AI In Education’, ‘Future Of Robotics’, and ‘Recareering In An Uncertain World’.
“As organisations around the world continue to transform, the nature of work and the skills required change quickly. Individuals need to deepen and refresh their skills continually to stay relevant and take advantage of new opportunities," said NTU President, Professor Subra Suresh.
"I hope that the workshops will inspire the participants, who include fresh graduates and mid-career job seekers, to continue to pursue learning throughout their careers. This will enable them to reskill and upskill to meet the demands of the changing industry landscape.
At SkillsFuture@NTU, participants can also visit a virtual exhibition with booths by local universities and polytechnics, as well e2i (Employment And Employability Institute) and EON Reality, a provider and enabler of continuous learning and training solutions.