Tourism Board leads effort on HR capabilities training

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Tourism Board (STB), together with the National Trades Union Congress, Hospitality and Consumer Business Cluster unions, Workforce Singapore, and e2i will launch the new Tourism Careers Hub (TCH) to speed up economic recovery of the sector.

Aiming to maintain jobs and establish HR capabilities for a pipeline of quality tourism personnel, the joint effort will provide training and skills upgrading for tourism workers and businesses, as well as support those individuals interested in tourism careers.

Zishan Amir, Chairman of the Safety Council of the Association of Singapore Attractions, said: “(We) hope to mobilise our members to contribute and participate in the various programs and services provided by the TCH. As part of this tripartite effort, we will also provide input on the types of training courses required to upskill our workers to meet the changing demands of the industry as we navigate a slow recovery.”

According to Kwee Wei-Lin, President of the Singapore Hotel Association, the Singapore Hotel and Tourism Education Centre will also develop the capabilities of incoming career seekers.

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