Training

MOM Should Organise More Practical On-The-Job Internships Instead of Theory Based Courses To Help Upskill Workers

Many learning institutions has started WSQ courses which are competency based and most courses are minimum 3 days long and maximum 5 days week. Sadly in intensive based industries; such theory based courses is counter productive. Take for example in an automobile workshop where one learns the trade not based on classroom theory but hands on, On The Job Training (OJT).

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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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