Singapore launches roadmap to bolster skills of tech workforce
Singapore has launched a roadmap aimed at transforming jobs and equipping the tech workforce with relevant skills. In the Jobs Transformation Map for the information and communications workforce, 5G and IoT, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and analytics were identified as tech trends that will lead to high demand for skilled workers in the next three to five years.
The roadmap empowers workers to take control of their career development and progression by guiding them to areas where they can focus their reskilling or upskilling efforts, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) noted in a press release. It also serves as a reference guide for employers when redesigning jobs and reskilling employees as job roles evolve, or when new ones emerge.
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Kiren Kumar, Deputy Chief Executive of the IMDA, said, “We want to ensure that Singaporeans continue to have good tech jobs and opportunities, and companies have good access to local tech talent. The Jobs Transformation Map we launched is part of this effort.
“It looks to provide a guide for professionals to upskill and reskill in an ever-changing digital economy, and provides a reference for employers to redesign jobs, as well as provide the necessary training and reskilling for their employees to take up new roles as required.”