09 Mar '11, 9pm

www.googlyfish.sg TODAYonline | Singapore | Training for PMETs to get s$150m boost

SINGAPORE - White-collar workers here, whose jobs are under threat from the global phenomenon of outsourcing to cheaper economies, will get a leg up in the form of a S$150-million Government injection. The funds will be invested over three years in the new Skills Training for Excellence Programme to "deepen" the industry and occupational skills of PMETs (professionals, managers, executives and technicians), Manpower Minister Gan Kim Yong said yesterday in Parliament. According to Mr Gan, the programme will broaden PMETs' skills in human resource, marketing and management. There will also be courses to refresh their skills and update their knowledge to stay abreast of new developments. The programme will also develop a talent and leadership core for key industries through scholarships and customised training roadmaps. Several Members of Parliament voiced concerns yesterday ...

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