Training

GOVT PAYS TRAINING ALLOWANCE TO EMPLOYED STAFF ON TRAINING, IGNORES THOSE WHO ARE UNEMPLOYED?

In an effort to get all Singaporeans to upgrade their skills in an ever-fast changing world to meet global challenges, the Singapore Government has come up with a skills future credit in which those who attend training courses need not have to fork out cash, but can use the skills credits to pay for a wide range of approved courses.

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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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