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CET Masters Series Symposium on reskilling, upskilling workforce: Sept 18

Don’t miss the CET Masters Series Symposium 2020 coming up on Friday, 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.

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

COVID-19 has transformed the way we live, work, and learn. The education sector is in a process of a major pivot to adapt how and what we learn to address widening attainment gaps.

According to the organizers, CET Masters Series Symposium 2020 will cover the themes of Relearn, Recharge, and Rebound in continuing education and training:

Keynote 1

Relearn, Recharge, Rebound: Using behavioral insights to rethink and remake education

Keynote 2

Learning Redefined; Skills Reinvented; Developing a Learn-Ready Singapore

Keynote 3

The skills to build skills: It is time to take critical core skills seriously

Parallel Sessions: Relearn

Topic 1: Work-Study Diploma ‐ An Alternative Pathway for Career Progression

Topic 2: Learning at Workplace to Retain and Build Competencies

Topic 3: Hack-Lah: Helping Organisations Un-learn and Re-learn through Skills Sprints

Parallel Sessions: Recharge

Topic 1: Adult Learner 360 Overview and Results

Topic 2: Holding Career Conversations: Career (Self-)Management and Continuous Learning

Topic 3: Re-imagining Continuing Education and Training (CET) in the New Normal

Parallel Sessions: Rebound

Topic 1: Rebounding post-Covid: Emerging Stronger

Topic 2: How Microlearning will Define Upskilling for the ‘New Normal’

Topic 3: Research on Support: Who gets it and the impact on the application of learning

Fireside Chat

The new normal: How the pandemic has accelerated changes in the way we learn and the way business functions

Speakers include:

Edward Chia

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Timbre Group

Singapore Member of Parliament, Holland‐Bukit Timah GRC

Rory Gallagher

Managing Director, Australia & Asia-Pacific Behavioural Insights Team

Gary Lim

Head of Education, Google Cloud, Southeast Asia

Lewis Garrad

Partner and Solution Leader for Singapore, Mercer

Ting Kok Guan

Divisional Director, Industry-based Training

Institute of Technical Education (ITE)

Phua Chee Teck

Director, National Centre of Excellence for Workplace Learning (NACE)

Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP)

Ruth Song

Senior Manager, Innovation and Marketing, The Sandbox

Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP)

Barry Nickerson

Director of Consulting Projects

The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)

Wilson Finch

Associate Vice President, Consulting

The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)

Ricky Tang

Senior Lecturer and Programme Headship for Specialist Diploma in Career Counselling,

Republic Polytechnic (RP)

Loh Gek Khim

Director, Skills Development Division

SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)

Simon Tan

Centre Director, Centre for i4.0 Workforce Transformation (Ci4.0WT)

Loh Chi Ming

Head, Strategic Partnerships (Gnowbe)

Tan Hsien Wei

Assistant Director, Temasek SkillsFuture Academy (TSA)

Temasek Polytechnic (TP)

Christy Chung

Director, Continuing Education & Training (CET) Academy

Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP)

Elaine Chapman

Researcher, Graduate School of Education

University of Western Australia (UWA)

David Yeo

CEO and Founder, Kydon Group and ZilLearn Inc

Javiny Lim

Co-founder and Managing Director, Quotient Travel

Nicholas Chee

Managing Director, Sinema Media Pte Ltd

Sher-Li Torrey

Founder, Mums@Work (Singapore) and Co-Founder, Career Navigators SG

Michael Fung

Deputy Chief Executive (Industry), Chief Human Resource Officer & Chief Data Officer

SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)

Tan Ching Ching

Director, The SandBox, Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP)

Asia-Pacific upskilling

In the Asia-Pacific region’s EdTech scene, the trend is upskilling and reskilling the workforce from startups providing learning technology innovations in Southeast Asia.

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, according to SkillsFutureSG.

The Education Ministry in Thailand is also 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. 

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