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Adapt & Grow SkillsFuture Career Advisors programme launched for hotel industry

THE Adapt & Grow SkillsFuture Career Advisors Programme for the hotel industry has been launched to help employers in the industry better engage and connect with jobseekers to address mismatches and missed matches.

The programme was introduced at Hotel Day, which was co-organised by Workforce Singapore (WSG) and NTUC's Employment and Employability Institute (e2i), to help jobseekers get a better understanding of the roles in the hotel industry and the career development that these roles offer.

A collaboration between WSG and Singapore Hotel Association (SHA), the programme is a platform where hotel veterans can share their work experience and guide interested jobseekers on the different roles and progression pathways in the industry.

Together with the Skills Framework for Hotels and Accommodation Services, this aims to give jobseekers information on the skillsets required, where to get the required training and where jobs are available.

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The pioneer batch of SkillsFuture Career Advisors, comprising 21 industry veterans, volunteered their time to provide jobseekers with guidance and advice on job prospects and work expectations in the hotel industry.

Hotel Day saw 25 employers offering 340 vacancies. This career fair is part of the government's efforts to help the hotel industry drive recruitment and help ease the manpower crunch.

Hotel employers can tap grants and programmes such as WSG's WorkPro Job Redesign Grant and e2i's Inclusive Growth Programme to drive productivity in their work processes.

Tan Choon Shian, chief executive of WSG, said: "We will provide support to help employers redesign jobs and transform their work processes to bring on higher value jobs for the industry, benefiting both jobseekers and employers."

Gilbert Tan, e2i's chief executive officer, added: "Industry practitioners will benefit from our extensive suite of services ranging from career advisory to training programmes, as well as access to industry networking and employment opportunities, to help them make well-informed career and skills upgrading choices for their growth and progression."