A new initiative entitled Adapt & Grow SkillsFuture Career Advisors Programme for Hotel Industry was introduced on Friday (Jul 21). The programme was first presented in front of hotel industry employers, jobseekers and career advisers who were brought together during Hotel Day 2017.
A work of collaboration between Workforce Singapore (WSG) and Singapore Hotel Association (SHA), the programme provides a platform for hotel veterans to share their experience while guiding and interacting with jobseekers to know more about career opportunities and progressions in the industry. The programme will feature 21 pioneer advisers (all volunteers), including HR directors and hotel general managers.
As the guest of honour at the event was Second Minister for Manpower Josephine Teo, who was assigned to lead efforts in matching professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs) with jobs in five growth sectors, Chanel News Asia reports.
The event also featured a targeted career fair with 25 employers offering 340 vacancies. The job fair was part of the Government’s determinations in helping the hotel industry drive recruitment and help ease manpower constraints in the sector.
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Hotel employers also have a numerous grants and programmes that will help raise productivity and efficiency in their work processes. The initiatives offered include WSG’s WorkPro Job Redesign Grant, a Business improvement Grant and NTUC’s Employment and Employability Institute’s (e2i) Inclusive Growth Programme.
Chief executive of WSG, Mr Tan Choon Shian explained that the agency will provide supports to help employers redesign jobs and transform their work processes in order to bring on higher value jobs for the hotel industry.
In addition, Mr Gilbert Tan, e21 CEO, said that with close partnerships with the government, trade associations and employers, the group will have great opportunity to grow its network of industry experts and expertise, in order to develop and support Singapore’s pool of potential hospitality professionals.
To find out more information about the new programme, those who are interested to pursue a career in the hotel industry can log on to E2iRightSpot or visit any of WSG’s Careers Connect or e2i’s career centres.
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