SINGAPORE — The U PME Centres, which were launched in April last year, have assisted close to 600 Professionals, Managers and Executives (PMEs).
This was revealed at a press conference by the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) today (April 2).
There are two one-stop centres for PMEs to provide career, employment-related advice and professional development services. They are located at the Employment and Employability Institute in Jurong East and NTUC Centre at One Marina Boulevard.
The Director of NTUC PME Unit Patrick Tay said more than half (63%) of the 587 PMEs who approached the U PME Centres are above the age of 40, and 43 per cent of them came to seek help in the area of employment and employability.
The PME Unit also conducted a survey in the third quarter of last year to find out close to 900 PMEs’ perception towards their skillsets and job mobility.
The survey interviewed 894 working PMEs from 10 industries through telephone interviews. The majority of them — or 88 per cent — were managers and below, and drew monthly salaries of S$2,000 to S$6,000.
From the survey, six in 10 respondents said they encountered challenges about their current skillsets and knowledge at their current jobs.
The top three challenges identified were IT challenges, lack of relevant training and an industry specific skillset and the need to constantly upgrade their skills.
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