Global technology leaders work with NTUC LearningHub to help Singaporeans upskill for the digital age Global technology leaders work with NTUC LearningHub to help Singaporeans upskill for the digital age
Avast, LinkedIn, and Shopee partner with NTUC LearningHub and SkillsFuture Singapore to provide industry-ready content for the SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace programme. 1. SINGAPORE... Global technology leaders work with NTUC LearningHub to help Singaporeans upskill for the digital age

Avast, LinkedIn, and Shopee partner with NTUC LearningHub and SkillsFuture Singapore to provide industry-ready content for the SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace programme.

1. SINGAPORE – Media
– 13 SEP 2019
– NTUC LearningHub (NTUC
LHUB) and Skills Future Singapore (SSG) will partner with global technology
leaders Avast, LinkedIn and Shopee, who will provide additional training
content for the SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace programme delivered by NTUC

NTUC LearningHub has trained over 20,000 SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace learners to date.

2. SkillsFuture for Digital
Workplace is a SkillsFuture initiative which equips Singaporeans with
foundational digital skills and a mindset for digital transformation, to
prepare them for technological changes in their workplace and daily lives.
Since its launch in 2017, NTUC LHUB, an appointed training partner, has trained
over 20,000 individuals to date. NTUC LHUB has also partnered with major employers
such as SMRT and ST Engineering, to send their staff for SkillsFuture for
Digital Workplace training.

3. The
new partnerships will further bolster the curriculum content, helping
Singaporeans to stay safe digitally and leverage powerful online platforms and
communities to boost their employability. NTUC LHUB also introduced its Company
Training Committee (CTC) Starter Kit in late July, of which the SkillsFuture
for Digital Workplace programme is a core component.

learners to mitigate cyber risks and seize opportunities

4. The
new partnerships will enhance cybersecurity and employability content within
the programme, and promote online entrepreneurship.

5. On 27-28 August 2019, pilot classes were conducted for 13 learners to learn about the importance of digital transformation. They also had hands-on training on the Avast
app, learned how to improve their LinkedIn profiles and leverage their
professional network, as well as how to use the Shopee marketplace to start an
e-commerce presence.

6. “I
was originally worried that I was not keeping up with the changes in the
working world. I’m glad I went for the course and learnt so much. The knowledge
from the course helped me to see how I can grow my employment opportunities
with online networks or start my own online shop, while being careful to stay
safe while doing so. This will also help me learn more about other apps and use
them in my daily life,” says 46-year-old learner, Liau Chiu Ling.

7. “For today’s employees, media
literacy should not only embrace adequate know-how of technology use, but also
awareness of privacy and cybersecurity risks, knowing how to protect their
precious personal data, and that of their employer”, says Mr Filip Chytry, Security
Advisor and Technical Director at Avast, a global leader in digital security
products. “Cyberthreats are becoming increasingly sophisticated, targeting the
masses on the one hand, and on the other hand, we see targeted attacks such as
spear-phishing campaigns, targeting staff members to intrude businesses. It’s
essential for today’s workers to be prepared for such threats, and we are glad
to work with NTUC LHUB on this programme to help more people stay safe

8. “Looking for the right job can
be daunting if you don’t know where to begin. Through our partnership with NTUC
LHUB, we hope to connect job seekers facing barriers with networks and
resources in Singapore. By leveraging LinkedIn as a professional network and
initiating career conversations, job seekers could be one step closer to their
next opportunity — either by connecting to jobs available on our platform, or
enabling them to build meaningful networks. At LinkedIn, we have made a stand
to help all professionals along their journey to connect to opportunity,” says Mr
Olivier Legrand, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, LinkedIn.

9. “E-commerce unlocks new
opportunities for buyers and sellers that were traditionally non-existent. The
recent Google-Temasek report states that the internet economy will rapidly grow
to become a US$240 billion industry by 2025, with e-commerce as a key driver.
This will undoubtedly create significant opportunities for online
entrepreneurs. Shopee is glad to partner NTUC LHUB on the SFDW programme, to
help equip Singaporeans with foundational digital skills in this area. I’m
excited to see how learners will use their newly acquired knowledge to impact
the larger E-commerce landscape in Singapore and the region,” says Mr Zhou
Junjie, Shopee’s Chief Commercial Officer and Country Head for Shopee

10. “It
is essential for Singaporeans to familiarise themselves with various digital
tools for the workplace and in their daily lives as we face rapid technological
advancements. SSG continues to work closely with the Labour Movement, NTUC LHUB,
and industry partners through initiatives such as SkillsFuture for Digital
Workplace to help enterprises and workers tap on new opportunities arising from
the digital transformation of our economy,” says Mr Ng Cher Pong, Chief
Executive, SkillsFuture Singapore.

11. Taking
in feedback from the pilot classes, the new content will be subsequently rolled
out in October 2019.

Going Forward

12. NTUC
LHUB will continue to take steps to ensure that workers have up-to-date skills
to remain employed and employable, and develop the confidence that they can
navigate the digital economy.

13. Mr
Kwek Kok Kwong, CEO of NTUC LHUB concludes, “In a world of rapid change, workers
need to learn regularly — even daily — in order to keep up. This means that knowledge
creation must be equally rapid. We have therefore been tapping on an eco-system
of like-minded global knowledge partners to help us. In this chapter, we are partnering
Avast, LinkedIn, Shopee and SSG to help prepare workers for the digital
economy. We will continue to grow our web of knowledge partners to democratize new
technologies and knowledge for our workers so that they can become Worker 4.0
in support of Industry 4.0.”

Chinese Names and Terms 中文名称与 词汇



National Trades Union Congress (NTUC)

全国 职工总会 ( 职总)

SkillsFuture Singapore

精深技能发展局 ( 精深局 )

SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace

技能创前程数码简介 ( 数码简介 )

Company Training Committee

企 业培训委员 会

Kwek Kok Kwong,

CEO of NTUC LearningHub

郭国 光 ,

职总恒习私人有限公司总 裁

Ng Cher Pong,

Chief Executive of SkillsFuture Singapore

黄子鹏 ,

局长 , 精深技能发展局

About NTUC LearningHub

NTUC LearningHub was corporatised in 2004
with the vision of transforming the
employability of working people. We work with both corporate and individual
clients and provide learning solutions in areas such as Infocomm Technology,
Healthcare, Employability & Literacy, Business Excellence, Workplace Safety
& Health, Security, Human Resources and Foreign Worker Training.

To date, NTUC LearningHub has helped over 21,000 organisations and
achieved over 2.4 million training places across more than 500 courses with a
pool of over 400 certified trainers. As a Total Learning Solutions provider to
organisations, we also forge partnerships and provide a wide range of relevant
end-to-end training solutions and work constantly to improve our training
quality and delivery.

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About Avast

Avast (LSE:AVST) is a
global leader in digital security products. With over 400 million users online,
Avast offers products under the Avast and AVG brands that protect people from
threats on the internet and the evolving IoT threat landscape. The company’s
threat detection network is among the most advanced in the world, using machine
learning and artificial intelligence technologies to detect and stop threats in
real time. Avast digital security products for Mobile, PC or Mac are top-ranked
and certified by VB100, AV-Comparatives, AV-Test, OPSWAT, West Coast Labs and

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About LinkedIn

LinkedIn connects the
world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful and
transforms the way companies hire, market, and sell. Our vision is to create
economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. LinkedIn has
more than 645 million members and has offices around the globe.

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About Shopee

Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and
Taiwan. It is a platform tailored for the region, providing customers with an
easy, secure and fast online shopping experience through strong payment and
logistical support. Shopee aims to continually enhance its platform and become
the region’s e-commerce destination of choice.

Shopee has a wide selection of product categories ranging from
consumer electronics to home & living, health & beauty, baby &
toys, fashion and fitness equipment.

Shopee, a Sea company, was first launched in Singapore in 2015,
and has since expanded its reach to Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia,
Vietnam and the Philippines. Sea is a leader in digital entertainment,
e-commerce and digital financial services across Greater Southeast Asia. Sea’s
mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with
technology, and is listed on the NYSE under the symbol SE.

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information, visit

About SkillsFuture Singapore

SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) drives and coordinates the
implementation of the national SkillsFuture movement, promotes a culture of
lifelong learning and strengthens the ecosystem of quality education and
training in Singapore. Through a holistic system of national SkillsFuture
initiatives, SSG enables Singaporeans to take charge of their learning journey
in their pursuit of skills mastery. SSG also works with key stakeholders to
ensure that students and adults have access to high quality and
industry-relevant training that meet the demands of different sectors of the
economy for an innovative and productive workforce.

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