WDA, PUB and SWA Collaborate to Upgrade Skills of Workers in High Technology Water Industry [Press Releases]
Singapore, 8 December 2011 – To develop the capabilities of the water industry workforce, the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA), national water agency PUB, and the Singapore Water Association (SWA) have collaborated on a new training programme – the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) Used Water Treatment Technician Programme – for the water industry.
This collaboration is part of efforts to align PUB’s Water Management Certification Programme to the WSQ training system so as to raise the water industry’s competency standards whilst benchmarking it against international best practices. The Water Management Certification Programme comprises a series of training programmes that focus on technical skills and capabilities to manage the various aspects of the water cycle. They are designed to cater to four job levels, namely the Operator, Technician, Supervisor, and Engineer levels. Read more
A total of $6.8 million invested to grow manpower capabilities of textile and fashion industry [Press Releases]
WDA Pioneers Move towards “Green” Fashion in Singapore with the WSQ Sustainable Fashion Programme and Fashionably Sustainable Competition
Singapore, 1 September 2011 – The Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) announced today that $6.8 million has been set aside to grow manpower capabilities of the textile and fashion industry. To do so, WDA has collaborated with the Textile and Fashion Federation (TaFf) to develop training initiatives under the Textile and Fashion Technology Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) framework, with an investment of more than $2.8 million. An additional $4 million has been projected to train another 2,800 workers over the next three years under this framework. In addition, WDA is spearheading the move towards “green” or sustainable fashion by jointly organizing the inaugural Fashionably Sustainable Competition with TaFf. Read more
Singapore’s Waste Management Industry to Get $5 Million WSQ Training Boost to Raise Productivity Levels [Press Releases]
Singapore, 12 August 2011 – Some 6,000 Singaporean workers in the Waste Management industry are targeted to benefit from a new Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) programme for the Waste Management industry. These include workers such as Waste Collection Truck Drivers, Fleet and Route Coordinators, Waste Recycling workers, Plant Technicians and Managers.
Mr Lim Swee Say, Secretary-General, National Trades Union Congress, presided at the launch of the programme at Veolia ES Singapore today which was held in conjunction with the graduation of the first batch of workers from the new WSQ programme. This programme was developed by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) in collaboration with the National Environment Agency (NEA) and the Waste Management and Recycling Association of Singapore (WMRAS) which has a 95-member base comprising all major Singapore waste management companies. Read more
By Saifulbahri Ismail, Channel NewsAsia, 12 Aug 2011.
The waste management industry will get a S$5 million boost to raise productivity.
The investments will be used to improve work processes for tasks like trash collection.
For example, a bin equipped with Radio-Frequency (RFID) technology is able to record data such as the household it is from and the weight of recyclables when the bin is hooked to a truck.
Veolia Environmental Services said this has helped improve productivity by 15 per cent.
Some 6,000 workers in the industry are also expected to benefit from a new workforce skills qualification (WSQ) programme. Read more