SINGAPORE: A new programme aims to provide mid-career Singaporeans with a tech-related job while they upskill or reskill, it was announced on Tuesday (Mar 3). The initiative, called the TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA) Mid-Career Advance programme, works on a co-funding basis with participating companies. The programme falls under the Infocomm Media Development Authority’s (IMDA) TeSA initiative. TeSA is a tripartite effort between the Government, industry, and the National Trades Union Congress to equip workers with digital skills, and place them in jobs in the ICT sector. Singaporeans aged 40 and above can apply to the programme, regardless of whether they have an information and communications technology (ICT) background. “Our aim is to lessen the friction that gets in the way of mature workers being able to benefit from opportunities bring created in the tech sectors or fast growing tech areas,” said Minister for Communications and Information S Iswaran in his Committee of Supply speech on Tuesday. “We want to on the one hand make it easier for employers to bring these workers into their team, lessening some of the initial costs that might get in the way and at the same time, enable workers to bridge into these roles with the appropriate training.” The new programme benefits both participating companies as… Read full this story
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