NTUC LearningHub increases involvement in tourism sector

NTUC LearningHub (NTUC LHUB) is partnering the Tourism Management Institute of Singapore (TMIS) to launch a series of six new courses for the tourism sector to tap the growing trend of discerning travellers seeking new offerings, and also improve technological skills.

This was announced at the Reskilling for the New Tourism Economy event at Sentosa Golf Club on November 16.

From left: NTUC LearningHub’s Tay Ee Learn, Tourism Management Institute of Singapore’s Steven Chua, National Trades Union Congress’ Desmond Tan, NTUC LearningHub’s Jeremy Ong, and Tourism Management Institute of Singapore’s Mark Chua

“NTUC LearningHub is proud to be at the forefront of training for in-demand and emerging skills in various sectors, including tourism,” said Jeremy Ong, CEO of NTUC LearningHub, explaining the National Trades Union Congress’s collaboration with TMIS.

He added: “We hope to help Singapore establish itself as a top tourism destination of choice through a skilled workforce that seeks to constantly reinvent and rejuvenate the sector.”

Steven Chua, CEO of TMIS, said: “We aim to empower our tourism professionals to keep themselves abreast of the latest developments in the global tourism industry and contribute to the rejuvenation of Singapore’s tourism sector.”

The exclusive partnership leverages NTUC LHUB’s vast network and administrative resources while TMIS will conduct the training.

The four professional certificate and two specialised courses cover wellness tourism, sustainable products and services, as well as key digital and technological skills.

Eligible course participants may use government subsidies under the SkillsFuture framework and stack completed modules towards advanced qualification for diploma courses offered by TMIS.

NTUC LHUB also launched a Curated Training Series for in-demand and emerging skills under the Tourism Careers Hub (TCH) initiated in January 2022 by the Singapore Tourism Board with partners from NTUC and five tourism trade associations and chambers.

The scheme supports business transformation and caters to mature and displaced workers, and places training courses under three pillars: technological enablers, sustainability and service experience excellence, the aim being to upskill and build a resilient, future-ready workforce.

To underline NTUC LHUB’s commitment to the tourism sector, it unveiled its brand identity NTUC LearningHub for Tourism at the event, which also included insightful presentations by TMIS and Sentosa Development Corporation and a panel discussion on Digitalisation & Technology for Tourism.

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