Two sub-groups hold their respective first meeting

16 Feb 2016

The Business Times, 16 Feb 2016 - Two of the Committee on the Future Economy's (CFE) five sub-groups - one looking at "future jobs and skills", the other on the "future city" - had their first meetings yesterday. The former was co-chaired by Acting Education Minister (Higher Education and Skills) Ong Ye Kung, and Singtel's chief country officer in Singapore and CEO of group enterprise Bill Chang. Mr Ong shared that there are plenty of opportunities in terms of jobs creation in the medium to long term. He also mentioned that within the country itself, the right skills need to be developed so that expanding sectors such as IT, telecommunications, healthcare and aviation can find people with the deep skills needed. Mr Chang who is also the chairman of SP’s Board of Governors, noted that technological advances in key sectors such as manufacturing could result in some jobs being lost. However, he stressed that workers should also take advantage of new openings as well. Similar story was reported in The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao and Today.


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