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Continuing education & training symposium aims to relearn, recharge, rebound workforce

Are you looking to arm yourself with future skills and knowledge? To succeed, you may need to adopt a new mindset. Integrate fresh ideas and inspiration to ride the wave of the new normal as the world navigates the current crisis.

The CET Masters Series Symposium 2020 is happening on Sept 18, 2020. The online event is organized by Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Nanyang Polytechnic, Institute of Technical Education, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic, and Temasek Polytechnic with the support of SkillsFuture Singapore. Scheduled are a line-up of experts who will be speaking on the current upskilling and reskilling pivot.

More than half a year into the global crisis, COVID-19 has presented challenges to the way we live, work, and learn. The education sector is in a process of transformation to adapt how and what we learn to address widening attainment gaps.

Asia-Pacific reskilling

According to SkillsFutureSG, the accelerated adoption of technology and innovation has resulted in behavior and consumption changes during this COVID-19 period. Re-imagining how we live, work and learn post-COVID-19 stems from the identification of key trends that have already become pervasive and are now characterized as the new normal. 

This is not unique to Singapore. In Thailand, the Education Ministry is looking to build the capacity of teachers and learners in primary, secondary, and vocational schools to develop specialized skills for various career paths. In Indonesia, Education Minister Nadiem Makarim asks, “What kind of a human is our educational system trying to develop?”

Earlier in August, three Singapore agencies — SkillsFutureSG (SSG), Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), and Institute for Adult Learning (IAL) — unveiled a combined effort to ramp up the digital transformation of Singapore’s training and adult education sector. 

In the region’s EdTech scene, there’s a noticeable trend in upskilling and reskilling the workforce from startups providing learning technology innovations in Southeast Asia

According to the organizers, CET Masters Series Symposium 2020 will cover three themes in continuing education and training:


Learn different ways of acquiring new skills and knowledge to remain competitive, relevant and productive at the workplace in a rapidly changing world.


Rediscover the joy of learning and the curiosity in learners, explore fresh perspectives, and even learn something new from different fields out of your comfort zone.


With the new normal post-pandemic, new jobs are on the rise, replacing the ones we currently know. Connect with speakers to learn how we can rebound and emerge stronger with innovation, creativity, confidence, and resilience.

Paid tickets, registration, and speaker schedules for this online event can be found on the organizer’s website.

LEARNTech Asia
LEARNTech Asia is telling the story of innovation in learning by all communities in Asia, whether through the use of technology or innovative practices by educators, non-profit organizations, and industry to enhance human capacity in whatever unique circumstances they are in.


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