APRIL 2022 — Industry needs are evolving, and with that comes the need to explore modern workforce solutions. For many companies, looking ‘outward’ for employees is unsustainable in the long-run, and the focus has now shifted to building internal capability to drive growth.

Exploring Impactful Perspectives in Workplace Learning

Similarly, changes are also needed to support Singapore's evolving skills training requirements. This was one of the key points highlighted during the inaugural Workplace Learning Conference. 

The conference, themed “Delivering Enterprise Transformation through Workplace Learning”, was held on 26 April 2022. It was jointly-organised by the National Centre of Excellence for Workplace Learning (NACE) Centres and supported by SkillsFuture Singapore. 

Attendees of the conference gained insights from companies with successful workplace learning practices. The perspectives shared included strategies to improve employee retention and performance, best practices to stay competitive, and steps to begin adopting workplace learning in an organisation.

Participants at the Conference

Attendees of the conference received workplace learning tips from industry leaders

Recognising the Key Drivers of Success

In his opening address, Guest-of-Honour, Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Education, shared insights on how workplace learning can enable companies to grow and seize new opportunities. Minister Chan also emphasised the importance of investing in employees, commending nine companies for their exemplary workplace learning cultures.  

These nine companies were recipients of the National Workplace Learning Certification Awards, which were presented during the conference. This year, the recipients span industries such as security, healthcare and logistics. Among the recipients, positive results can already be observed, with ST Logistics forecasting higher retention rates and productivity after incorporating workplace learning for employees at all levels.

Minister Chan giving speech

Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Education delivering his speech at the Workplace Learning Conference

Enabling Organisations to Build Their Talent Pool

Adopting workplace learning is half of the solution. Minister Chan also highlighted the importance of supporting the training needs of companies. He suggested deeper partnerships between industries and Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) to help increase the relevance of training programmes, while allowing companies to leverage the expertise of IHLs.

NACE is an example of how IHLs have stepped up support. It was launched to help organisations build competencies through workplace learning, with NACE centres being established at local IHLs. Each NACE centre enables companies to grow their capabilities by providing customised training solutions modelled off proven Swiss and German methodologies. This includes the National Workplace Learning Framework, which is a pathway for organisations to build sustainable learning ecosystems.

Workplace Learning

Customised Solutions for the Modern Workforce

NACE@RP works closely with companies to analyse training needs, develop structured learning programmes, and implement a workplace learning framework drawn from best practices. One successful endeavour is with Madrasah Wak Tanjong Al-Islamiah (MWTI), where NACE@RP assisted in the preparation of an on-the-job blueprint for Islamic religious teachers, uplifting the madrasah sector.

Through such collaborations, NACE@RP strives to help companies and institutions enhance their productivity and talent pool, resulting in a more agile and sustainable organisation.

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