Lim Swee Say named as new Chairman of NTUC LearningHub
Education and training provider NTUC LearningHub (NTUC LHUB) has appointed Singapore’s former labour chief Lim Swee Say as Chairman.
Lim served as Singapore’s Manpower Minister from 2015 to 2018 and is currently a trustee and Advisor of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and Chairman of the NTUC-Administration & Research Unit Board of Trustees.
He will also continue to be an advisor to NTUC Enterprise Co-operative and the Deputy Chairman of the Singapore Labour Foundation.
Lim’s past contribution at NTUC includes kickstarting the Skills Redevelopment Programme in 1996 to equip workers with transferable and certifiable skills to help them transition into new jobs and sectors, and the establishment of the Employment and Employable Institute in 2008 to help workers upgrade their skills and secure jobs amid the Global Financial Crisis.
“Having been part of the labour movement since 1996, I strongly believe that helping workers acquire better skills, secure better jobs and pursue better careers is a journey with no end,” Lim noted.
Lim will work closely with NTUC LHUB’s CEO, Jeremy Ong, who added, “He is known to advocate for workers’ lifelong employability, as the best form of welfare and worker protection. I believe Swee Say is well-positioned to lead NTUC LHUB in helping our workers remain relevant and competitive through skills training in this digital age, as the way to uplift and improve the lives of the Singapore workforce.”