SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace Launched with Minister for Education
News & Press | October 6, 2017
Getting the workforce geared up for the digital economy, SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) is making digital literacy possible for every Singaporean. SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace was launched Thursday, October 5 at the Lifelong Learning Institute. Minister of Education Ong Ye Kung and Chief Executive of SSG Ng Cher Pong, were present at the launch, joined by representatives from seven partner training providers.
Piloted in July this year, SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace aims to cultivate digital confidence and learning agility amidst disruptions and the accelerating pace of change in our tech-driven economy.
Subsidized by SSG, the course will cost only $50 for each participant. In a two-day experience they will learn ways to use technology wisely and productively. They’ll be familiarized with ways to transact, shop, or even manage work using web and mobile apps. They’ll learn basic cybersecurity principles, as well as explore new technology trends. Through immersion in the digital world, they will shift from being intimidated to being pro-active, and see change as an opportunity, not as a threat.
“The digital transformation of the economy brings about new opportunities, and acquiring digital skills is essential for them to tap on these,” Straits Times quoted Chief Executive of SSG Ng Cher Pong, in this news article on the launch.
As one of the partner training providers, ROHEI is all set with immersive learning experiences designed to bring digital literacy to audiences in a non-intimidating, fun, and meaningful way.
What can learners expect? “They’re in for a treat,” says Joel Mok, one of the experience designers for ROHEI’s SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace. “They can expect to learn at a good pace. They will be challenged of course—it’ll be a time of discovery. They will not be chained to a desk and computer, that’s for sure.”
“We share SSG’s vision for a Singapore workforce that can recognize their own potential and value, face the future with hope and confidence, and see technology as a trusted friend, a partner in fulfilling their life aspirations and dreams,” says Praise Mok, Deputy Chief Executive of ROHEI Corporation.
Visit ROHEI’s course page for more information, or to schedule a consultation.