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WDA to roll out new job, training portal

One-stop website will be designed to make it more convenient for workers

Published on Mar 28, 2014 7:58 AM
WDA chief Ng Cher Pong says the portal, to be launched next year, will make it easier for workers to identify courses and jobs they can gun for. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

The new chief of the national training body admits that choosing one of its courses can be confusing, complicated and challenging.

That is why he is looking to launch a one-stop job and training portal next year to simplify the selection process.

Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) chief executive Ng Cher Pong said he too was surprised by the sheer number of courses available when he was doing research on the higher education sector as deputy secretary of policy at the Education Ministry.

"I accept the feedback that (the training landscape) is confusing for individuals... It is hard for the individual to navigate," he said.

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