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    Jul 05, 2016

    Singtel carrot to learn new skills

    SINGTEL will grant its staff two extra days of leave each year to attend SkillsFuture courses, the telco announced yesterday.

    This is in support of the government initiative which aims to spur the country's economic growth through building a competitive workforce through lifelong learning and the mastery of skills, it added.

    Over 10,000 staff across Singtel and NCS, a subsidiary of the group, are expected to benefit from the additional leave.

    Said Aileen Tan, Singtel's group chief human resources officer: "By giving our staff

    two days of leave to pursue new skills, we hope to encourage them to manage their professional development more proactively."

    Singtel said it has also organised roadshows where employees can familiarise themselves with SkillsFuture courses and credits, attend talks and link up with educational providers.