This, in partnership with SkillsFuture Singapore, will be achieved via a three-pronged approach that targets digitalisation, critical core skills, and workplace coaching & mentoring.
Real estate company CapitaLand Investment (CLI) has announced its two-year partnership with SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) as the latest SkillsFuture Queen Bee, to uplift the skills and capabilities of Singapore’s retail sector inside its network of retailers, which includes a wide range of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Through this partnership, CLI will drive the development and implementation of learning solutions tailored for SMEs in the retail sector.
Further, its effort will focus on areas such as:
- Innovation and digitalisation adoption;
- Critical core skills covering customer orientation, influence, and digital fluency, and
- Workplace coaching and mentoring to build sustainable support and learning culture within and across SME retailers in the long run.
This, by estimates, will benefit more than 80 retailers, and at least 400 of these retailers' employees. The first curated training programme, according to CLI, is targeted to be launched by August 2022.
Commenting on the above, Chris Chong, CEO, Retail & Workspace (Singapore & Malaysia), CLI, said: "As Singapore’s largest mall operator with an industry-leading network of retail partners, CLI is committed to enhancing our retailers’ competitiveness by supporting the transformation of their business models with our holistic retail ecosystem of offline-to-online business, marketing and business to business to consumer solutions. We are pleased to partner with SSG for the SkillsFuture Queen Bee programme to shape and upskill the retail workforce of tomorrow as part of adapting to changing consumers’ needs in the new normal."
Sharing his sentiments, Tan Kok Yam, Chief Executive, SSG is heartened that CapitaLand "has taken on the mantle" of a SkillsFuture Queen Bee to uplift the retail sector, to keep pace with technological disruptions and evolving consumer preferences. He added that SSG looks forward to this partnership to upskill the local workforce, and advance the competitiveness of Singapore retail businesses.
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