6 organisations, including SAF, sign agreements with a training institute to improve in-company training


SINGAPORE – Workers in six public and private sector organizations, including the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) military, will receive more help to learn on the job and adapt to the rapidly changing business landscape.

The six organizations on Friday signed an agreement with the Institute for Adult Learning (IAL) to help them scale their workplace learning to improve productivity and accelerate business transformation.

IAL is an autonomous institute within the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS).

Other than SAF, the other organizations include air service provider dnata Singapore, Far East Flora, Fei Siong Food Management, Fullerton Healthcare Group and Spa Esprit Group, IAL said in a statement on Friday.

The agreements were announced by SUSS Chairman Cheong Hee Kiat at the Learning Enterprise Alliance Awards Ceremony held at the Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel on Friday evening.

The ceremony recognized 21 new members of IAL’s Learning Enterprise Alliance, which facilitates knowledge sharing between businesses and adult education and training providers.

IAL executive director Lee Wing On said the set of agreements is an extension of the institute’s efforts to champion and create an environment that supports the use of workplace learning. work as a tool to drive business transformation.

Professor Lee explained how some of these partnerships would work.

In the case of SAF, the IAL will facilitate benchmarking courses run by the Military Learning Institute against the National Competency Framework and adult education and training industry best practices. , did he declare.

For Far East Flora, IAL will provide expertise on job evaluation, job redesign and competency frameworks, among others.

Professor Cheong said in his keynote address that uncertainty and ambiguity in the world of work can lead people to freeze up at the thought of breaking out of routine.

He said: ‘In the world of work you might expect new kinds of jobs or new skills, but what jobs and what skills?

Professor Cheong said adult education and training is like a vaccine booster shot that helps workers build resilience to a rapidly changing global environment and reshape work and the workforce.

Education Minister Chan Chun Sing, who was the guest of honor at the ceremony, said Singapore’s economic competitiveness depends on its speed of change.

He said that for this to happen, companies, employers and the ecosystem as a whole must work together, and adult education is an important part of this larger goal.

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