Archived Webinar

Transport and Logistics Skills Trends and Training by SkillsFuture Singapore

"SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) shares its ongoing efforts to support the jobs and skills development of the transport and logistics sector."

The transport and logistics sector is one of the key pillars and enablers of Singapore’s economy. Singapore has embarked on efforts to build the jobs and skills architecture to attract, retain and develop the workforce and professionals in line with Singapore’s Industry Transformation Map for the sector. This includes the launch of the Skills Frameworks for Logistics, Air Transport, Land Transport, Sea Transport, and the roll-out of national programs such as work-study programs. When COVID-19 struck in 2020, SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) government agency together with its partners accelerated and ramped up efforts to roll out targeted interventions such as the SingaporeUnited Skills Program to upskill displaced mid-careerists to increase their employability and transition to new sectors. In this presentation, SSG shares its ongoing efforts to support the jobs and skills development of the sector.

About SkillsFuture Singapore: SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) is a government agency that 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 initiatives, SSG enables the workforce 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 meets the demands of different sectors of the economy for an innovative and productive workforce.

About the Presenters

Michael Fung

Deputy Chief Executive (Industry), SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)

Dr. Michael Fung is the Deputy Chief Executive (Industry), Chief Human Resource Officer, and Chief Data Officer at SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), a statutory board under the Ministry of Education. He oversees the development of the continuing education and training system in Singapore, through managing funding and contractual partnerships with private training providers, institutes of higher learning, and enterprises. He also oversees the human resource function and champions the data capabilities, governance, and reporting practices at SSG. Michael is an adjunct Senior Fellow at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. He is Founding President of the Higher Education Planning in Asia Association, and serves on various boards and committees, including IPOS International Board of Governors, and Institute of Banking and Finance Council. He is an alumnus of the University of Southern California and Carnegie Mellon University in the US, and Tsinghua University in China.

Yin Yin Lam

Senior Transport/Trade Logistics Specialist, The World Bank

Yin Yin works on transport, maritime, and trade logistics projects across Asia. She has worked with global port operator PSA, on Public-Private Partnerships in emerging economies, the Singapore Economic Development Board’s Logistics Hub Development Team, and as Board Director’s Advisor at the Asian Development Bank. As Director, Southeast Asia Division, International Enterprise Singapore (formerly Trade Development Board), she managed a regional team and facilitated Singapore-based companies to increase trade and investments in Southeast Asia. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (National University of Singapore), a Master’s in Economics for Development (University of Oxford), and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Sector Management (University of London).

Gek Khim Loh

Director, Industry Development Division, SkillsFuture Singapore

Since 2006, Gek Khim has been contributing to the workforce development in Singapore, mainly under the auspices of SkillsFuture Singapore Agency (SSG) and the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (SWDA). Gek Khim is currently the Director of the SSG. As the head of Industry Development Division 1, she works closely with various industry stakeholder groups to curate industry-relevant interventions for individuals and enterprises to support workforce upskilling and enterprise transformation. Prior to her current post, she oversaw the development and review of the Singapore Skills Framework, and the national Continuing Education and Training (CET) system – the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) system, to ensure their relevance and alignment with the CET Masterplan, industry transformation requirements, talent demands and skills needs. Gek Khim championed and drove the development of the Skills Frameworks (SFws) for 34 sectors which will benefit about two-thirds of the Singapore workforce. In the course of development work, she led a team of Jobs- Skills Analysts in SSG to curate useful jobs-skills insights leveraging big data, research, and intel, and fuse this intelligence with the Singapore Skills Framework. During her stint in SWDA, Gek Khim was also involved in the establishment of the Singapore WSQ system and was responsible for upholding its high quality and sustainability. Her key contributions included driving the review of the Quality Assurance (QA) Framework to enhance its overall quality of WSQ provision and operational efficiency of QA. Gek Khim had also helped her organization and team win various industry and quality awards for work excellence, including the awards awarded by the Singapore OpenGov Asia Recognition of Excellence, Singapore Land Transport Authority as well as Minister’s Award for Excellence by the Ministry of Manpower.

Teck Wei Yeo

Manager, Industry Development Division, SkillsFuture Singapore

As Senior Manager at SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), Teck Wei helps to connect the dots between Continuing Education and Training (CET) supply and demand within the Trade and Connectivity Cluster. Specifically, he works closely with Institutes of Higher Learning, government agencies, and trade unions to ensure that working professionals, fresh entrants, and mid-careerists have ready access to training opportunities throughout their careers. Prior to his current role, Teck Wei served three years as a public bus network planner at Singapore’s Land Transport Authority and two years as an international trade officer promoting bilateral economic engagements between Sub-Saharan Africa and Singapore. He has diverse experience in project management, trade negotiations, regulatory policy-making, and public-private partnerships. He holds a Master of Science in International Political Economy and a Bachelor’s Degree (Second Upper Honours) in Economics from Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

Hua Tan

Senior Transport Specialist, The World Bank

Hua Tan is a senior transport specialist responsible for urban transport, electromobility, and maritime port projects in Bangladesh. Prior to joining the South Asia Region in 2021, she was with the East Asia and Pacific Region and was responsible for several projects in the areas of railways, inland waterways, logistics, and urban transport in China. Hua enjoys working with colleagues and clients on solving complex development issues and making tangible contributions to the client countries' economic and social development.

Questions Submitted

Ahmed

- Jul 20, 2022
great

AMJAD

- Mar 28, 2022
Good

AMJAD

- Mar 20, 2022
great

Amit

- Dec 22, 2021
The transport and logistics sector is one of the key pillars and enablers of Singapore’s economy. However, that needs to be thought from the sustainability as well.

Mahaman Mourtala

- Nov 2, 2021
Very interesting!

James Damian

- Oct 28, 2021
Excellent discussions

MOHAMMAD

- Oct 21, 2021
Great!

Mohammad Nadir

- Oct 16, 2021
Excellent!

Adeyemi

- Oct 16, 2021
Great.

Ki

- Oct 16, 2021
Good!
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