PM Lee launches national skills framework to develop logistics sector in Singapore

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PM Lee launches national skills framework to develop logistics sector in Singapore

The Government launched the Skills Framework for the Logistics sector on Friday (Sep 22) aimed at accelerating industry transformation with a focus on guiding local talent with employment, career pathways, job roles, skills, competencies and training programmes related to the sector.

Heralding a new chapter of bringing SGD8.3 billion and creation of 2,000 new jobs for professionals, managers, engineers and technicians (PMET) by 2020 in the logistics sector, Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong today launched the New National Skills Framework for the logistics sector. The new S$200 million Asia Supply Chain facility at Jurong Innovation District is seen as a new benchmark in the supply chain and logistics industry, supporting Singapore's key growth areas like urban solutions, smart logistics and robotics.

The Government will train more people ahead of demand, through universities, polytechnics and the Institute of Technical Education.

The skills framework seeks to target people who wish to join logistics or progress in the industry, and employers who want to invest in employee training. The framework has built upon the Industry Transformation Map for the sector launched in November a year ago.

It is jointly developed by SkillsFuture Singapore, Workforce Singapore, the Economic Development Board and Spring Singapore. In a speech, he said that Singapore companies must invest in people, develop talent, retain staff and nurture deep knowledge and soft skills.

"We have a well-connected airport and seaports that enable logistics companies to serve the whole region efficiently from Singapore, notwithstanding the higher land and labour cost". On its part, the government will attract and nurture a strong Singaporean core of talent for the logistics industry.

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