Investing in new skills at all ages to stay current

Young or old, it is more important than ever to upgrade skills to move up – or move elsewhere

Mr Jason Ng, 48, operations manager at e-commerce logistics provider J&T Express Singapore. Mr Ng made a mid-career switch from traditional logistics as he felt there is more potential in e-commerce. He underwent training in e-commerce such as market
Mr Jason Ng, 48, operations manager at e-commerce logistics provider J&T Express Singapore. Mr Ng made a mid-career switch from traditional logistics as he felt there is more potential in e-commerce. He underwent training in e-commerce such as marketplaces and social commerce when he joined the company in October.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Rapid technological disruption in recent years has caused disruption and decimation of jobs across industries, but it has also created new ones. The Covid-19 crisis has hastened the changes.

Reskilling has greater exigency than ever - and this is true for workers of all ages.

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