MOM relooking PMETs' retraining programme

It will work closely with agencies, companies to spot emerging jobs and train them in new roles

Minister for Manpower Josephine Teo noted that companies will save time on having to hire new people if they can retrain their existing staff to switch roles.
Minister for Manpower Josephine Teo noted that companies will save time on having to hire new people if they can retrain their existing staff to switch roles. ST PHOTO: ALVIN HO

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) is relooking its jobs retraining programme with a view to preparing professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs) for new roles in their existing companies, rather than waiting for them to be retrenched.

It will work more closely with economic agencies and companies to identify emerging jobs that are being created - and then redeploy their workers accordingly.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 30, 2018, with the headline 'MOM relooking PMETs' retraining programme'. Subscribe