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Job disruption to continue in the new 'never normal'

Learning will be more multi-dimensional and S'poreans must be ready to adapt, innovate

Beyond a formal education, Singapore's workforce will need to be more adaptable and entrepreneurial - all competencies that must be cultivated over and above a formal education.
Beyond a formal education, Singapore's workforce will need to be more adaptable and entrepreneurial - all competencies that must be cultivated over and above a formal education. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
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Even before Covid-19 struck, conversations around the skills needed to prepare Singaporeans for jobs of the future were already taking place.

But with the pandemic speeding up the digital disruption of entire industries, we are witnessing the start of a global transformation of the workforce, with discussions around upskilling, reskilling and career transitions gaining renewed urgency.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 23, 2020, with the headline Job disruption to continue in the new 'never normal'. Subscribe