First nationwide drive to get workers and employers excited about learning

The first nationwide drive by the national training body to encourage workers and employers to pick up new skills has been launched.

The Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) will roll out roadshows and advertisements over the course of the year to urge Singaporeans to go for training.

Three pop-up cafes have been planned where workers can learn about training modules to enrol in over a cup of coffee. They can also try their hand at picking up skills such as gift wrapping and prata making.

Workers will also be asked to make a commitment to learn by pledging online to pick up something new.

WDA chief executive Ng Cher Pong said his organisation planned fun events and initiatives so as to get workers and employers excited about learning.

"We want workers to see that learning can be fun and also can be done at their own convenience through online modules. Then we can start building a culture of life-long learning in Singapore,"he said.

Mr Ng was speaking at a media conference to launch the Lifelong Learning Campaign held at WDA's office in One Marina Boulevard.

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