Training

GRASSROOTS LEADERS TO BE EQUIPPED TO DEAL WITH PSYCHOLOGICAL THREATS

Now we have moved on to formal psychological training to combat terrorism! Getting more and more sophisticated. PM Lee said that grassroots leaders will take the lead and receive formal training from mental health professionals to help residents respond and deal with the psychological effects of a terror attack.

Last time, when you of any kind of training to help save lives, it was all about the physical aspect. Now, we have gone one notch higher, being trained in the mental aspect as well. Training and equipping oneself against any kinds of terrorist attack is always good.

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NUMBERS TAKING SKILLS FUTURE IS LOW. IS IT A FAILURE?

Some 380,000 people went for training in courses as varied as computer coding and pastry-making, up from 350,000 in 2015.” The ratio of “people went for training” to “training places funded” works out to 0.413 (380,000 divided by 920,000) and 0.422 (350,000 divided by 830,000) in 2016 and 2015, respectively. So, does it mean that, arguably on a relative and proportional basis – less people actually went for training last year compared to 2015?

Why? What are the reasons for this apparently low take-up rate?

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RSAF SERVICEMEN HELPED HARVEST RICE DURING MILITARY TRAINING IN THAILAND

Recently, the Royal Thai Air Force Chief paid an official visit to Singapore. During the call, he thanked our The Republic of Singapore Air Force servicemen and women who were training in Thailand for their help in harvesting rice. I was surprised and wondered why they got involved. Apparently, this is what the Thai Armed Forces servicemen do to help their community and our RSAF men and women there decided to join in too.

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SAF RECRUIT COMPLAIN THAT WATER PARADES MAKE HIS BLADDER PAIN

Does SAF have fetish or obsession with NSFs drinking water? Their water parade is crazy, either making soldiers "water parade" before strenuous exercises and this "water parade" would mean that soldiers have to drink in large amount of water at one go, like half a bottle (500 ml) or even 1 full water bottle (1 litre).

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JOSEPH SCHOOLING: S'PORE IS "SUPER HARD" FOR ME TO LIVE IN & TRAIN TO PERFORM

During an interview with AFP, Singapore's first Gold medallist Joseph Issac Schooling In an interview with AFP, Singapore’s only Olympic gold medalist Joseph Schooling announced that he was contemplating a professional career in the USA and preferred to be based in the US where the training style and environment was more suited for him. He added that it will be super hard for him to live in Singapore, train and perform.

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EXHAUSTED DAD OF NEWBORN FORCED TO ATTEND RT & IPPT OR FACE COURT MARTIAL

Currently a father of a newborn baby, there is no longer a sufficient sleep of 8hours, it could barely be few hours every night due to baby cries and need to care for the baby. I already find it both physical and mentally challenging when I need to be out whole day working and caring for the little one at night. However, SAF still requires me to go for RT or IPT because I failed/defaulted last year IPPT.

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STUDENTS TO BE SURGEONS AND NURSES AT PARKWAY EAST HOSPITAL

In a new training programme by Parkway East Hospital, The Medical High School programme which started on Mar 28, a total of 60 students from Dunman High School, Victoria School and Victoria Junior College will undergo 3 weekends worth of immersion as a medical professional in the hospital. Youths aged 15 to 18 will take part in various medical emergency scenarios – such as when an appendicitis patient is admitted to the hospital. They will take on roles as surgeons and scrub nurses in an actual operating theatre at the hospital, where under the direction of specialists, they will be trained to do laparoscopic surgery.

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NMP TAN TAI YONG: YOUNG SINGAPOREANS NEED TO TOUGHEN UP BY TAKING THE SCHOOL BUS

While the Government needs to continue to provide necessary physical and social infrastructure in order to safeguard the population from future challenges, it also needs to ensure that Singaporeans remain resilient, especially with increasing volatility being seen around the world. Nominated MP Professor Tan Tai Yong made this point during the Budget debate in Parliament on Wednesday (Mar 4), as he shared examples on what he felt could be done to "toughen up" Singaporeans and make them more adaptable to change.

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