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Grab and Microsoft announced three training and development programmes aimed at empowering driver- and delivery-partners as well as students with digital skills to help them capture IT related job and traineeship opportunities. The expanded partnership aims to benefit up to 5,000 driver and delivery-partners, and 250 tertiary students by the end of 2021. Grab driver- and …

Year after year, Singapore’s students and universities consistently top international rankings, reflecting the nation’s dedication to educating its citizens. But learning doesn’t just take place at universities or polytechnics. Even after graduates enter the workforce, continuous reskilling and upskilling is needed to remain competitive in a rapidly evolving job market, a need even more keenly …

REACH’s polls1 found that the majority of Singaporeans were either neutral or positive about foreigners (i.e. non-citizens) in Singapore. A telephone poll was conducted among 2,100 randomly selected Singapore Citizens aged 15 years and above, from 11 to 21 August 20202; and an online poll was conducted among 1,050 randomly selected Singapore Citizens aged 15 …

Singtel has been recognised as the Employer of Choice in Asia at the recent HR Fest Awards 2020 for being an all-rounder in its HR practices. The company was lauded for its excellent work-life balance initiatives, rewards schemes, diversity and inclusion policies, talent management, succession planning and training and development programmes. Ms Aileen Tan, Singtel’s …

In March 2020, when it became clear that my university campus was about to close due to the coronavirus pandemic, I hastily grabbed from my office shelves my well-thumbed copies of JG Farrell’s Empire Trilogy: Troubles (1970), The Siege of Krishnapur (1973), and The Singapore Grip (1978). This was no sentimental choice on my part. …

The Seniors Go Digital programme has made good progress, with more than 16,000 seniors benefitting from the programme since it was launched in May 2020. The Infocomm Media Development Authority (“IMDA”) launched the Seniors Go Digital programme to help seniors embrace digitalization so that they can lead more engaged, informed and fulfilling lives. IMDA and the SG Digital Office (“SDO”) are on track …

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has disbursed S$1.5 million in financial support to assist students facing hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In April, President Subra Suresh announced the NTU COVID-19 Relief Package to provide immediate help to students facing serious financial challenges due to the global pandemic. To support the Relief Package, NTU also launched new mechanisms …

As the Covid-19 pandemic drags on, there’s one thing we’re all counting on to rescue us from the drudgery of socially-distanced life: a vaccine. How many times have you heard “X won’t happen again until there’s a vaccine”? Concerts, conferences, festivals, sporting events, weddings, and anything else that entails a lot of people being in …

If you’re a passport holder in these countries, you can travel freer than anyone else. Earlier this year, Henley & Partners named the most powerful passports in the world for the beginning of 2020. Since then, much has changed given the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic which rendered the world’s mobility systems virtually paralysed. With …

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) is pleased to announce that Ms Sharmaine Wu, Director of Patents, Designs and Plant Varieties Department (PDPV), has been named as World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR)’s Influential Women in IP 2020. Ms. Wu led recent efforts in launching the SG Patent Fast Track, a pilot programme to accelerate …