Careers Connect On-the-Go is the name of the mobile bus that will help people find suitable jobs. The bus will be making its rounds around the island to make it more convenient for job seekers to get useful information about job openings and career coach.
Offering one-to-one career matching and coaching services, the bus holds career workshops where jobseekers can learn to make plan for their career or acquire management skills. Not only that, those who require other services or support after consulting career coaches on the bus can also visit the Careers Connect centre that is nearest to their homes.
The bus is set to travel to more than 12 locations across the country, mostly to community clubs, by the end of the year. Careers Connect On-the-Go will stay for between two day and a week at each location. The bus will complement three existing Careers Connect centres located at Paya Lebar, Tampines and Woodlands run by Workforce Singapore (WSG).
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Launching the initiative at Bedok Town Square on Sunday (Jun 15), Manpower Minister Josephine Teo said that the bus is part of the WSG’s efforts to bring the career coaches into the community and the heartlands. “We think this will help more jobseekers… hopefully land the next job more quickly and efficiently,” she said.
Further, she added that the Adapt and Grow initiative has successfully placed around 25,000 locals into new jobs last year, about a quarter of them coming from the programmes and services delivered by Careers Connect. Adapt and Grow is a collection of programmes and services under WSG that help people find employment.
Those who require flexible work arrangements to balance their family care needs can try boarding the bus to seek job vacancies that are in their vicinity. Careers Connect On-the-Go has collaborated with FastJobs to provide job-matching services that can link jobseekers up with employment opportunities in their neighbourhoods, Straits Times reports.
WSG chief executive, Tan Choon Shian stated that the organisation will continue to innovate on its suite of Adapt and Grow programmes and services to minimise the mismatches and missed matches in the labour market.
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