Workshops

Over 50 Workshops

Whether you’re just entering the workforce or considering a career switch, these workshops will help you navigate through the path ahead. With over 50 workshops spanning across 6 themes in sectors like healthcare, food technology, business, law, finance, design innovation, social services and manufacturing, find out how to increase employability while staying relevant to the dynamic changes.

Wednesday,
4 August 2021

9:00 am – 5:30 pm SGT

63

Speakers

6

Core Themes

51

Workshops

12

Exhibitors

Featured

The Skills-based Economy and Importance of Lifelong Learning

11:00 am - 11:30 am SGT
Mr Frank Koo
LinkedIn


Who should attend: All are welcome

Skills have risen to the fore as workers embark on lifelong learning and organisations begin to put skills-based hiring into practice. LinkedIn data shows that more companies prefer to hire candidates with skills, over qualifications like education or experience. When companies turn their focus towards skills, they are able to plug vital skills gaps while reaping the rewards of a more diverse and adaptable workforce. Frank Koo, Head of Asia, LinkedIn Talent Solutions, will share key trends and data insights which aims to uncover skilling trends like these, that will be valuable to as we plan for a post-pandemic world.

Jobs & Skills

Computational Reasoning: How to Think Critically about our Digital Solutions?

11:30 am - 12:20 pm SGT
Mr Jonathan Y. H. Sim
National University of Singapore


Who should attend: Anyone with an interest in data analysis and/or coding and wish to explore the humanistic side of these digital tools (no background experience required) Anyone who does work related to data analysis or design algorithms that have a direct impact on people so that they can gain important insights on the broader socio-political implications of the work they do.

As we become increasingly reliant on data analysis and coding to make important decisions, perhaps we need to ask ourselves: how do we know that our digital tools have given us the right answers and how do we evaluate the answers? In this workshop, learn how to question our methods for analysing data and solving problems, identify mistakes most commonly made in data analysis and computational problem-solving, and discover how to be more aware of the potential socio-political repercussions of our digital solutions.

Jobs & Skills

Identifying Transferable Skills for Career Planning

11:30 am - 12:20 pm SGT
Associate Professor Lee Chien Ching
Singapore Institute of Technology


Who should attend: Professional, Managers, Executives, Technicians (PMETs) including those unemployed, matured workers, persons with disabilities

From a growth mindset perspective, switching jobs is an opportunity to grow and broaden one's skills in another job context. This workshop touches on what constitutes a growth mindset and how to identify one's transferable skills (technical and soft skills) in the context of a job search, taking reference from the SkillsFramework in terms of career planning.

Digitalisation, Smart Manufacturing

Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Organisation Excellence in the cognitive AI age

11:30 am - 12:20 pm SGT
Mr David Lee
Nanyang Polytechnic


Who should attend: General public

With the new norm, the consumers and businesses have migrated to the digital land with internet of value (cognitive AI, 5G, wearable IoT, blockchain, etc). In the session, let’s open new horizon together with the new map:
•  Short History of Cognitive AI (Wave 1, 2, 3)
•  Framework, Chart and Competency Map of a Wave 3 Organization (e.g. Alibaba)
•  Business model from the Internet of Info era to Internet of Value era
•  Case studies of Alibaba’s 2 billion consumer and 10 million businesses digital economy, China Pin An Insurance 380,000 staff AI driven digital transformation, co-working space with cognitive AI apps that predict future job-redesign.
•  Key takeaway: Concept and strategy for Intelligent Business 5.0

Design Innovation & Sustainability

Are We Sleepwalking into a Crisis We Can’t Afford - Climate Risks

11:30 am - 12:20 pm SGT
Ms Helene Li
Singapore Management University


Who should attend: Investors, bankers, insurance seniors, public servants, legal advisors

Climate-related risks are the highest risks that the planet is exposed to, and affects every living organism on Earth. As the need to take action becomes increasingly urgent, we must, in parallel, step up our climate action efforts. The objective of this course is to highlight the urgency of combating climate change, what is being done, and what can and must be done to address this climate emergency.

Community & Social Services

Transforming Lives to Overcome the Psychological Impact of COVID-19

11:30 am - 12:20 pm SGT
Dr Yong Ming Lee
Nanyang Technological University


Who should attend: Individuals in social services

The psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is becoming more pervasive as the health crisis continues to evolve both nationally and internationally. Hence, professionals in social services need to proactively address the needs and challenges of those who may be adversely affected. This workshop will share scientific information about the psychological effects of COVID-19 and identifies the unique sources of stress experienced by the young generation. Using a trauma-focused framework, the workshop will also identify evidence-informed intervention and therapeutic strategies that can be used to support young people effectively.

Digitalisation, Smart Manufacturing

Changing Threat Landscape of Cybersecurity

12:00 pm - 12:50 pm SGT
Mr Ian Loe
Singapore University of Technology and Design


Who should attend: Managers, Engineers, ICT professionals, SME bosses

As COVID-19 has pushed many to accelerate their journey to digitization, so have the evolution of cybercriminals to exploit this change. Increasing, many business are moving their business online and to the cloud but many are also not aware of the changing landscape that comes with this change. In 2019, 26.8% of all crime in Singapore are cyber related, and criminals are also maturing and getting more sophisticated. This session will talk about how you can equip yourself with new skills to help address this growing threat to your business.

Design Innovation & Sustainability

Solar Photovoltaic Technology: Training Programmes and Career Opportunities

12:00 pm - 12:50 pm SGT
Ms Li Xueyan
Ngee Ann Polytechnic


Who should attend: Engineers, technicians and fresh graduates interested in solar or power industry

In this workshop, find out more about the newly launched Specialist Diploma in Solar Photovoltaic (Pv) Engineering and Monitoring. The program consists of two post-diploma certificates (PDCs): the PV System Technology, Design, and Integration, and PV System Operation, Maintenance, and Monitoring.

Business, Law & Finance

Digitalisation Transformation and Employment Trends in the Accountancy, Finance & Legal Sectors

12:00 pm - 12:50 pm SGT
Mr Daniel Ng
Temasek Polytechnic


Who should attend: Individuals in the Accountancy & Legal Sectors

Contrary to popular understanding, new job roles in the Accountancy, Banking and Legal Professions are set to increase in the next five years. The advent of blockchain technologies, AI, RPA, and Analytics will bring about substantial changes in the practices of Accountancy, Banking, and Legal Professions, with substantial implications for ethical, technical, and human resources considerations. This workshop will provide you with an overview of the macro-trends affecting the Accountancy, Banking and Legal Professions, and the emerging digital skillsets required to thrive in them.

Community & Social Services

Learning New Skills, Knowledge and Technology in Gerontology

12:00 pm - 12:50 pm SGT
Dr Kelvin Tan
Singapore University of Social Sciences


Who should attend: Individuals interested in Gerontology

With the changing demographic in Spore as we have longer life-span, our different roles in our workplace and family will undergo new changes. This workshop will share the plethora of courses which SUSS offers for lifelong learning in Gerontology. To help you understand the benefits of learning which can be a form of mental and cognitive stimulation, we will share how the working adults take part in the projects to grow personally and professionally.

Community & Social Services

Emerging Need for Singapore - Silver Population & Their Needs

12:00 pm - 12:50 pm SGT
Mr Lyon Lai
Republic Polytechnic


Who should attend: Individuals who interact with seniors

With expanding longevity and a greying population, there is an increasing demand on Singapore’s healthcare system and families. There is an urgent need for professionals who will provide effective community care through the introduction of appropriate exercises and healthy behaviours for seniors to enhance their physical health, emotional and mental resilience, and socially activeness. This workshop will share about the pressing needs that should be addressed for the seniors in the community and how the interventions can be carried out from home to beyond.

Jobs & Skills

Preparing for a Job Switch, Respectively Re-enter the Job Market with CET Programmes

12:30 pm - 1:20 pm SGT
Associate Professor Detlev Remy
Singapore Institute of Technology


Who should attend: Managers in the service industry, specifically hospitality & tourism

At SIT, our CET division, SITLEARN Professional Development, has developed with faculty, a range of educational offers for unemployed or retrenched managers in service industrious, specifically hospitality & tourism, to re-enter the industry with newly acquired skills in areas such as digital marketing, design thinking, data analytics etc. These skills shall allow the participants not only have a competitive advantage but also contribute to their business success.

Digitalisation, Smart Manufacturing

Digital Transformation for Manufacturing

12:30 pm - 1:20 pm SGT
Mr Ramanath SH
Institute of Technical Education


Who should attend: Managers, Engineers and ICT professionals

This workshop will discuss how Industry Living Labs will allow companies to access and experiment with digital production technologies, and explore the use of these advanced manufacturing solutions for skills training. Living labs support the curation of industry relevant modules (eg, SIRI Awareness programme, Certificate of Competency courses in Advanced Manufacturing) and develop essential skills to facilitate career progression of today’s technicians as they support digital transformation in their respective industries.

Design Innovation & Sustainability

Embrace the Digital Economy through Innovation & Entrepreneurship

12:30 pm - 1:20 pm SGT
Prof Lam Kwok Yan
Nanyang Technological University


Who should attend: Entrepreneurs, Corporate Innovators, SMEs, PMETs

The pandemic has accelerated the process of digital transformation across almost all sectors. Businesses who can pivot their venture and team to adopt digital technologies and enable their customers, partners and the local community will have the best opportunity to survive and thrive in the long term. This workshop discusses how we can empower entrepreneurs and develop digital and entrepreneurship skills in parallel to leverage digital tools and innovations while navigating the pandemic.

Community & Social Services

Using the Therapeutic Powers of Play with Children and Young Persons

12:30 pm - 1:20 pm SGT
Dr Alicia Pon
National University of Singapore


Who should attend: Individuals in healthcare and social services

Participants will be introduced to the therapeutic powers of play and learn how play can foster communication, improve emotional capacity, increase personal strengths and enhance social relationships.

Community & Social Services

Building a Digital Ready Workforce

12:30 pm - 1:20 pm SGT
Ms Evelyn Goh, Ms Chang Mei Yee, Ms Tang Soo Yin
Singapore Pools and Singapore Polytechnic


Who should attend: Individuals and personnel in Charities and Social Service Sector

With the new digital era and impact from covid pandemic, the way we operate will no longer be the same as before. There will be an increasing reliance on digital tools for work collaboration and business solutioning. At the end of the workshop, ay the importance of building digital competencies to support business needs. This can be as easy as leveraging on the commonly used software like Microsoft O365 productivity tool, to build business solutions and automate basic manual processes.

Jobs & Skills

Importance of a Polymath Mindset in the Future of Work

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm SGT
Dr Jimmy Wong
Singapore University of Social Sciences


Who should attend: For enterprises and working professionals

"Jack of all trades, master of none." Traditional education usually avoids training students to be a "generalist". Businesses always prefer a "specialist". However, in the face of constant technological disruption, is it still realistic to be a master of just one skill? This presentation examines the development of a polymath mindset to acquire multiple skills and discusses how this may help to prepare us for the future of work.

Jobs & Skills

Embarking on a Meaningful Career in Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing Industry

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm SGT
Dr Ng Suxiu
Singapore Polytechnic


Who should attend: Students & job seekers who are keen to join biopharmaceuticals manufacturing industry.

Discover the career prospects, training and development opportunities in the biopharmaceuticals manufacturing sector with the Singapore Polytechnic (SP). At the same time, key technical and critical core skills and competencies to join this industry would be highlighted to better prepare individuals who aspire to embark on meaningful careers to save lives. Trainees who join SP’s training and job placement programmes will also be featured during the sharing.

Jobs & Skills

Can You Repurpose Your Career?

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm SGT
Ms Charlotte Lee
LinkedIn


Who should attend: All are welcome

Want to have a career that you look forward to everyday, but don’t know how to achieve that? This workshop would help you gain better understanding on which career better suit you. You may not leave the workshop with all the answers, hopefully with enough questions to find a path of your own.

Digitalisation, Smart Manufacturing

Delegating Work to Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm SGT
Mr Vincent Lim
Republic Polytechnic


Who should attend: Anyone who is exploring automation in the office. Suitable for Executives and Managers.

This workshop introduces the use of RPA technology in our workplace. During the workshop, explore actual use cases such as downloading information from web sites, extracting invoices information into excel, sending of personalized emails and more. Key considerations on whether a work task can be automated will be discussed, with its associated benefits and limitations. Additionally, identify the different ways where people and robots coexist to prepare yourself in working with RPA.

Health & Food Innovation

Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP): What You Need to Know

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm SGT
Ms Rita Rai
Nanyang Polytechnic


Who should attend: Individuals interested in pharmaceuticals and food manufacturing

Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) -- a set of rules for medicine and food manufacturers to ensure product safety, effectiveness and quality -- are actually an integral part of our modern lives. Find out through an overview how GMP guidelines are weaved into the manufacturing process of medicines including vaccines and in the food we eat. Learn about its history and evolution over the years, and also explore the roles played by regulatory bodies in ensuring compliance.

Digitalisation, Smart Manufacturing

Multidisciplinary Experiential Training @ a ‘Live’ Factory within a Campus

1:30 pm - 2:20 pm SGT
Mr Ng Kee Wee
Temasek Polytechnic


Who should attend: Managers, Engineers and ICT professionals

Industrial 4.0 and digitalization are transforming the work places globally with people remaining at the core of companies’ transformation. Employers must ensure that their employees are capable of embracing the technology as well as mastering the right skills to become future-ready. This workshop will share how individuals can future-proof by acquiring the right skills in advanced manufacturing, an evergreen pillar of Singapore Economy.

Digitalisation, Smart Manufacturing

Data Visualization for Intuitive, Informative, and Interactive Data Analytics

1:30 pm - 2:20 pm SGT
Assistant Professor Zhang Wei
Singapore Institute of Technology


Who should attend: Data Engineers Digital Asset Professionals

In this workshop, we introduce data visualization to create a map between original data and geographical elements, and present the data visually and intuitively. Popular data visualization methods such as bar chart, histogram, and scatter plot, will be covered in this workshop. Specifically, the workshop will perform the data visualization tasks in Python, to facilitate the easy adoption of the skillset given the popularity of Python in the nowadays industry. Furthermore, a discussion about the promising visualization research will be presented.

Design Innovation & Sustainability

Globalisation, Digitalisation and Now Dispersion: Three forces sharping our World

1:30 pm - 2:20 pm SGT
Mr Ivan Chang
Singapore Management University


Who should attend: General public

We are now at the third mega trend of our generation- dispersion. Covid-19 has shown that working remotely is not only possible but economical and sustainable. When and where you are no longer matters, how does a post globalisation, digitalisation and dispersion world look for Singapore? What’s the role of innovation in such a brave new landscape? Who thrives and who decides the winner? Join us in this interactive workshop and discover how the world will look in a decade and how can we sustain a competitive edge.

Health & Food Innovation

Make a Difference to People’s Lives. Be an Enrolled Nurse – Restore Health, Support Ageing

1:30 pm - 2:20 pm SGT
Ms Norliza Mohd Hassan
Institute of Technical Education


Who should attend: Individuals considering a career switch to become an Enrolled Nurse

The role of the nurse has been rejuvenated over the years meeting the needs of the nation. Despite some fixed mindset public may have about the profession, the duties of a nurse remains critical in the recovery of the sick and greying population. The need for nurses is magnified further in the current pandemic situation faced globally. Join us in this webinar session to discover if you have what it takes to be an enrolled nurse and learn how to make that career switch.

Community & Social Services

Let's Talk: Community & Social Services

1:30 pm - 2:20 pm SGT
Mr Bernard Mackenzie
Nanyang Technological University


Who should attend: Individuals interested in the community and social services industry

Is joining social services a volunteer or a professional career? A career in the social services sector may be misunderstood by many that it is based on volunteerism and not a professional career. The concept of social services could be deemed differently based on their history, cultural norms, political system and economic status. Although the central aspects of social services includes education, health care services or housing matters; social services is an inclusive platform that empowers an individual to achieve his/her fullest potential.

Jobs & Skills

Sharpen your Competitive Edge: Skills & Knowledge in the Food Industry

2:00 pm - 2:50 pm SGT
Mr Shunsuke Kusubashi
Nanyang Polytechnic


Who should attend: Individuals interested in joining the food and hospitality industry

With continued uncertainties with the pandemic, many organisations remain conservative and re-structuring becomes inevitable for many. There are many who unfortunately lost their jobs or are considering a mid-career job switch. Hospitality professionals are known to have transferable job skills which they can leverage to switch careers.

Digitalisation, Smart Manufacturing

Using SIRI as a Key Enabler for Smart Manufacturing

2:00 pm - 2:50 pm SGT
Associate Professor Yee Fook Cheong
Singapore Institute of Technology


Who should attend: Managers

The Singapore government hopes to achieve a target of grow the manufacturing sector by 50% in the next ten years. As part of this effort, a self-assessment tool, the Smart Industry Readiness Index (SIRI), was launched to help companies discover where they are in their journey towards Industry 4.0. In this workshop, uncover the manufacturing landscape as painted by the results of SIRI assessments, and how SIRI can be deployed as a systems tool within the framework of an advanced manufacturing system to enhance the performance of manufacturing companies.

Digitalisation, Smart Manufacturing

A Snapshot of the Enterprise Cloud Security 2021

2:00 pm - 2:50 pm SGT
Mr Sun Lei
Ngee Ann Polytechnic


Who should attend: General public

This workshop describes the current state of enterprise cloud security practices and explores the common risks and challenges of the security in public cloud. Some topics that will be covered are human error, overprivileged identities and unauthroised access.

Health & Food Innovation

Job Redesign for Workplace Health and Productivity

2:00 pm - 2:50 pm SGT
Mr Leo Chin Khim
Republic Polytechnic


Who should attend: Executives and Managers

This workshop discusses the importance of job redesign in the workplace. Job design is an integral component in an organization. The way a job is designed affects a worker’s motivation, health and performance. A poorly designed job may lead to issues with workplace safety and lost productivity. Job redesign is crucial to effectively match the job to a worker’s strengths and abilities and ensure smooth transition and continuity for matured workers.

Community & Social Services

Volunteerism: Beyond Altruism

2:00 pm - 2:50 pm SGT
Associate Professor Teng Su Ching and Mr Lukas Lie
Singapore University of Social Sciences


Who should attend: Volunteer Centres, Nonprofits, volunteers

Volunteerism has always been associated with doing good for others, but the opportunities opened up by volunteerism show that the economic good can accrue to the volunteers as well. Skills acquired in volunteering are doubly good: they not only build social responsibility and civic capacity for resilience, but also develop employability skills. This is important for another reason: the social service sector is growing and the care economy is creating jobs. The workshop will share with participants how such skills acquired informally are identified and matched against labour market needs.

Jobs & Skills

Human Skills in the Digital Future

2:30 pm - 3:20 pm SGT
Mrs Rosalind Ravi
Singapore Polytechnic


Who should attend: Anyone preparing for the job market, making a career switch, teaching modules involving life skills.

While the pandemic has been steadily changing the business landscape, many companies are still steadily placing high stakes on applicants who demonstrate human skills. Although technical skills and job qualifications are easily articulated, it is not the case when juxtaposed with human skills, which are qualitative in nature. This workshop will allow us to explore the distinct facets of human skills, their importance and the role they play in our development. We will also discuss some core skills that remain vital regardless of the industry.

Digitalisation, Smart Manufacturing

Live, Work, Play with Intelligent Robots

2:30 pm - 3:20 pm SGT
Dr Nicholas Ho
National University of Singapore


Who should attend: General public

Intelligent robots will be part of our daily lives, as many businesses and nations are gearing towards automation to generate revenue, save lives and enhance their competitive edge. Their application range is almost unlimited. This workshop will give a summary of current applications, futuristic applications that have not been widely adopted yet and relevant state-of-the-art technologies, ending off with a short demonstration on autonomous robots (particularly the TurtleBot3).

Digitalisation, Smart Manufacturing

Harnessing Data Analytics

2:30 pm - 3:20 pm SGT
Mr Aloysius Thong
Nanyang Polytechnic


Who should attend: General public

This workshop is on how companies and individuals can use data to generate insights to help them make decisions that are useful to them. It will also mention on how the use of tools, such as Tableau, QlikSense and PowerBI, can help in making visualization of data more meaningful in terms of analysis and presentation. The choice of the different charts that are available for use will also be discussed.

Design Innovation & Sustainability

Sustainable Landscaping and Urban Farming

2:30 pm - 3:20 pm SGT
Mr Shawn Soo JK
Institute of Technical Education


Who should attend: General public

From “City in a Garden” to “City in Nature” in the latest Green Plan 2030 announced in Mar 2021. On top of providing a space for visitors to enjoy nature, parks also act as buffers protecting larger nature reserves against urbanisation.” This workshop will cover sustainable landscape design concepts, various initiatives, sustainable projects and collaborations with agencies such as the National Parks Board by the staff and students from the Landscape courses in ITE College East, in support of building a more Sustainable Future.

Business, Law & Finance

Overview of Fintech Landscape in Singapore

2:30 pm - 3:20 pm SGT
Ms Claire Toh
Head of Growth, PolicyPal, Invited Speaker,
Singapore University of Technology and Design


Who should attend: Accountants, Business Managers and Financial Professionals

This talk aims to introduce participants to the Fintech scene in Singapore. It will also outline the potential impact that recent developments in Fintech Innovation might have.

Jobs & Skills

Critical Core Skills for Success in the Future Workplace

3:00 pm - 3:50 pm SGT
Ms Claramae Chong
Ngee Ann Polytechnic


Who should attend: Individuals keen on upskilling in important Critical Core Skills

Today’s dynamic complexity demands an ability to thrive in ambiguous and poorly defined situations. As a result, building Critical Core Skills has become crucial to one’s success in the future workplace. Critical Core Skills are essential in a wide variety of jobs, especially in the future workplace. Find out more about the important of Critical Core Skills and see how you can equip yourself in these skills through Singapore’s first and only part-time Diploma programme focused on Critical Core Skills.

Digitalisation, Smart Manufacturing

SME’s Practical Guide to Rocking Digital Transformation and Innovations

3:00 pm - 3:50 pm SGT
Mr KC Wee
Singapore University of Technology and Design


Who should attend: SME leaders and employees seeking how best to approach DX and build an in-house Innovative approach in a practical manner so as to achieve business growth and create jobs. This session is also best suited for mid-career switchers or newcomers who want to enter the field of DX.

This workshop will help SME leaders and individuals gain insights to the practical steps to embark on a DX journey successfully that would harness people, process, technology and data to differentiate and achieve high business growth, deep customer engagement, business agility, experimental innovations and more. You will also learn how to attain actionable insights to get more out of your existing customers, acquire new customers and minimize churn, forming the foundation to a DX roadmap.

Design Innovation & Sustainability

Sustainable Mobility (Electric Vehicles and Charging Systems)

3:00 pm - 3:50 pm SGT
Mr Gregory Lim
Institute of Technical Education


Who should attend: General public

The workshop covers relevant topics on Singapore’s current status and future plans towards sustainable mobility. It consists of the various initiatives by the government and programs offered by ITE, such as Certificate of Competency courses (COC) in High Voltage, Advanced Driver Assistance System and Hybrid System and Bite-size Micro Learning Courses (MLC) on sustainable land transport systems. These all serve to provide relevant knowledge and skill trainings on Singapore’s growing trend towards vehicle electrification and charging systems.

Health & Food Innovation

Challenges in Sugar Reduction for Chocolate Confectionary

3:00 pm - 3:50 pm SGT
Dr Alvin Loo
National University of Singapore


Who should attend: Individuals interested in food science and technology

Globally, many governments are introducing measures to reduce the consumption of sugar. There has also been a growing demand for lower sugar products from consumers, particularly in the developed countries. However, chocolate and chocolate confectionery pose unique challenges in the reformulation of lower sugar variants. In this presentation, I will describe what are the challenges, the approaches taken so far and why there is still opportunity for technological disruption within the lower sugar chocolate and chocolate confectionary space.

Community & Social Services

Lend a Listening Ear – Basic Practical Counselling

3:00 pm - 3:50 pm SGT
Ms Fionna Thong
Temasek Polytechnic


Who should attend: Individuals interested in social and community work

Have you ever comforted a child who’s crying? Or spent time sitting quietly with a friend who was distressed? Or listened to someone faced with a dilemma and did not know what to do? What did you do in those situations? If you sat and listened to them, you are already taking the first steps to being a people helper!

Jobs & Skills

Science of Learning for the Workplace

3:30 pm - 4:20 pm SGT
Assistant Professor Farhan Ali
Nanyang Technological University


Who should attend: Professionals in Early childhood, K12, Tertiary, and Adult education Healthcare education Professional and staff development. Quality assurance and regulation of educational institutions, e.g. Council for Private Education (CPE) Continuing education and training (CET) Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Practitioners interested in education and learning.

Advances in various scientific fields together with brain and learning technologies have led to the field of research known as the science of learning (SoL). The speaker will share insights from studies about the human brain and learning to improve outcomes, particularly in the workplace. This talk may be of interest to those who wish to learn more using SoL to design effective pedagogies and learning solutions to develop Singapore’s future-ready workforce. It will also highlight training opportunities in this area through NIE’s newly launched Master of Science (Science of Learning) programme.

Digitalisation, Smart Manufacturing

Partnering Enterprises in their Digital Transformation Journey

3:30 pm - 4:20 pm SGT
Mr Steven Tan and Mr Ang Chor-Chen
Singapore Polytechnic and Sesto Robotics


Who should attend: Managers, Engineers and Technicians in Manufacturing and Precision Engineering Sectors

Industry 4.0 helps company to improve their competitiveness through leveraging on advanced manufacturing technologies. Company and workers are impacted during this disruptive period, and have to reskill and upskill themselves to remain relevant and competitive. It is important for company to correctly assess their current situation before adopting the correct technology to remain competitive. Workers have to re-assess their competency and develop a training roadmap to acquire the relevant skillsets to keep themselves relevant or abreast of the technology advancement.

Design Innovation & Sustainability

The Future of Design Innovation (DI)- Decentralization of the Value of DI

3:30 pm - 4:20 pm SGT
Ms Sio Lim
Singapore University of Technology and Design


Who should attend: Professionals across Industry Sectors, Entrepreneurs, Corporate Innovators, Product-Service-System Development Managers, Marketers, Designers, Freelancers

Ms Sio Lim along with leaders of [email protected] program, presents the Value of Design Innovation across multiple disciplines and how organizations can empower themselves for disruptive innovation in their business models. The workshop will include hands-on activities and an exploration of the forefront for embedding design in organizations.

Design Innovation & Sustainability

Upskilling of Electrical Power Engineering Professionals for Singapore’s Energy Future

3:30 pm - 4:20 pm SGT
Professor Tseng King Jet
Singapore Institute of Technology


Who should attend: Individuals interested in joining the Electrical Power sector

The Singapore government aims to transform the way the nation uses and produces energy for a clean and efficient energy future. The future proofing of skills and abilities of electrical power engineering professionals would be a critical anchor in helping to meet the nation’s mandate. This workshop explores the changing job roles, skills and competencies required of electrical power engineering professionals now and in future, how IHLs can play the important role of upskilling these professionals in various effective ways.

Community & Social Services

Careers in Care and Programme

3:30 pm - 4:20 pm SGT
Dr Theophila Chua, Mr Jonathan Lee, Mr Jason Chee
Ngee Ann Polytechnic


Who should attend: General public

Learn more about the role of the student care coach, care coordinator and volunteer manager, careers that can be found in the social service, healthcare and non-profit sectors.

Jobs & Skills

The Human Touch in Successful Stakeholder Management

4:00 pm - 4:50 pm SGT
Associate Professor Tan Hwee Hoon
Singapore Management University


Who should attend: All business professionals

This session aims to provide participants with the key techniques of capturing stakeholders’ attention as well as the influence skills that are necessary to obtain their buy-in on issues/decisions.

Digitalisation, Smart Manufacturing

So, You Want to Work in Cybersecurity?

4:00 pm - 4:50 pm SGT
Assistant Professor Goh Weihan
Singapore Institute of Technology


Who should attend: Individuals looking at a career in cybersecurity, including students and recent graduates

We try to demystify the cybersecurity landscape and what it takes to work in the field. Whether its cybersecurity certifications or courses, or the difference between a SOC analyst and a pentester, we look at how the landscape is laid out, and how you can start off in this field.

Design Innovation & Sustainability

Sustainability Efforts in Singapore- Why it Matters and How This Affects Job Seekers Looking for a Career in Sustainability

4:00 pm - 4:50 pm SGT
Dr Teng Yin Ting
Republic Polytechnic


Who should attend: Individuals interested in jobs in Sustainability

In Budget 2020, the Singapore Government outlined measures to address the threat of climate change and build a sustainable Singapore for future generations through the Singapore Green Plan 2030. The five key pillars of the Singapore Green Plan 2030 are: Green Economy City in Nature Sustainable Living Energy Reset Resilient Future However, what does sustainability mean? How does the Singapore green plan 2030 affect us? In this workshop, explore the potential new job opportunities, and skillsets that would be needed in the Singapore green plan 2030.

Health & Food Innovation

Person Centred Approaches for the Health and Social Services

4:00 pm - 4:50 pm SGT
Ms Emily Wong
Temasek Polytechnic


Who should attend: Individuals keen to join the health and social service sectors

Against the backdrop of an ageing population, global pandemic and volatile economy, the health and social services sectors are seeing rising demand for skilled labour to meet the complex needs of older adults and their families. At the same time, Covid-19 has highlighted the vulnerabilities of older people. Join us at this workshop on person and partnership centred approaches and communication, to further develop your skills-sets to drive better outcomes for individuals and organisations.

Business, Law & Finance

Leveraging on RPA to Transform Accounting and Finance Processes

4:00 pm - 4:50 pm SGT
Mr Daryl Aw
Singapore Polytechnic


Who should attend: Accountants and finance professionals

The accountancy sector is commonly plagued by voluminous work and manual and repetitive processes. Companies are also under constant pressure to cut overhead costs in these trying times. In this talk, learn how you can leverage Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to automate manual and repetitive processes in areas of accounting and finance to reap productivity gains. Success stories of Singapore Polytechnic partnering with industry partners in the implementation of RPA will also be shared.