11,400 training places for workers in tourism and F&B

A kitchen at the Shatec Institutes. The Singapore Workforce Development Agency has tripled the number of training places available for people who want to work in tourism or the food and beverage industry. -- FILE PHOTO: SHATEC INSTITUTES 
A kitchen at the Shatec Institutes. The Singapore Workforce Development Agency has tripled the number of training places available for people who want to work in tourism or the food and beverage industry. -- FILE PHOTO: SHATEC INSTITUTES 

The Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) has tripled the number of training places available for people who want to work in tourism or the food and beverage industry.

The agency has also appointed five new Continuing Education and Training Centres, which increases the number of training places from 3,700 in 2011 to more than 11,400 today. The five new centres are at Box Hill Institute Singapore, Eduquest International Institute, iFi Academy, Project Dignity and Shatec.

The number of training places for professionals, managers and executives (PMEs) are also expected to surge from about 350 places in 2011 to 3,350 over the next two years. New courses for PMEs are in areas such as sports management, meeting, incentive travel, conventions and exhibitions (Mice), and events.

The new centres and course offerings were unveiled at a roadshow at Marina Mandarin Singapore on Saturday, where the public could find out more about the training and career opportunities in the tourism and F&B industries.