JANUARY 2022 — The future of agri-tech is in upskilling. The industry needs a workforce that can support high-value jobs, and mid-career workers who are willing to pick up new skills might hold the answer to boosting growth.
Supporting Evolving Manpower Demands
By 2030, it is projected that about 4,700 new and redesigned agri-tech jobs will be created, a result of Singapore’s Green Plan and “30 by 30” goal.
RP’s Career Conversion Programme (CCP) for the Agri-tech Sector aims to meet this demand by closing the skills gap. Officially launched on 14 January 2022, the CCP targets mid-career jobseekers, equipping them with the necessary competencies to enter the industry. This allows companies to use an alternate path to fill roles in their organisation.
A first of its kind for the agri-tech sector, this pilot programme is the result of a collaboration between RP, Workforce Singapore (WSG), and Singapore Food Agency (SFA).