NTUC Learning Hub partners with online learning provider G01 to launch over 100 free courses during Singapore’s Circuit Breaker period.
Social enterprise NTUC LearningHub (NTUC LHUB) has partnered with GO1, the world’s largest compliance, professional development and general training platform funded by Microsoft’s venture arm and SEEK, to offer learners completely free online courses nationwide during the ‘Circuit Breaker’ period.
NTUC says the library of courses offered on the GO1 platform features some of the most in-demand Worker 4.0 skillsets under Adaptive Skills – such as Change Management, Business Management, Leadership and Innovation – and Technology Skills – such as Data Analytics, Python Coding, Blockchain and Cloud. Creative courses such as Adobe Photoshop and Graphic Design will also be offered.
The courses will be in ‘microlearning’ format, designed for bite-sized learning with each course duration ranging from nine minutes to seven hours. Learners will be able to choose courses according to their interests and learn at their own pace and schedules. The platform also allows learners to track their learning progress and receive personalised recommendations.
Commenting on the offering, NTUC LHUB CEO Kwek Kok Kwong says the circuit breaker period is an opportune one for workers in Singapore to make good use of time to upgrade skillsets.
“We believe that learning should never stop, so we remain committed to driving Singapore’s workforce forward in our transformation journey, especially through changing times. Our mission to make learning accessible to all workers has never been so pertinent and urgent than in the present,” says NTUC LHUB CEO Kwek Kok Kwong.
Kwong says as a growing number of foreign workers have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, NTUC LHUB is aiming to provide relevant Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) courses for foreign workers, to support them as they tide through this period.
Commenting on this partnership and initiative, GO1 Co-founder Vu Tran says that while Singapore is facing unprecedented challenges, it is important workers seek to expand knowledge and horizons.
“NTUC LearningHub is spurring Singaporeans to learn any time, anywhere, and on any device by going the extra mile with this initiative. GO1 stands ready to help Singaporeans by working with NTUC LearningHub to offer this suite of free courses. This is an example of how people’s needs, especially in times of distress, take centre stage. Singapore continues to display solidarity through its nationwide support and schemes, while local communities have shown acts of kindness through the countless charitable work towards the needy. GO1 is extremely proud to partner with NTUC LearningHub and we look forward to a long term and successful partnership,” says Tran.
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