Singapore’s telecommunication group Singtel will invest $45 million in the next three years to improve staffs digital capabilities through training programmes, the media reported.
The training programmes will have workshops and courses for the company’s 12,600 local employees. This will help the employees to improve their performance to suit the changing needs of the digital economy.
Singtel’s Chief Human Resources Officer Aileen Tan told the media that the programmes will help employees to continuously learn and manage their professional development for a long career.
Recently, Singtel signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Union of Telecoms Employees of Singapore (UTES) to create a committee that will be responsible for organising training programmes.
The company said that it would coach its workers to use ACT initiative like how network engineers are trained. They will have a ‘4G to 5G pathways’ course to prepare them for 5G connectivity roll out.
UTES General Secretary Thuvinder Singh told the media, “Technology may advance at an unrelenting pace, but as long as employees, union and management keep a positive mindset and embrace change, we can progress and thrive in this transformation journey.”
5G network will be rolled out in Singapore next year with faster connectivity speed. It could eventually go up to 100 times quicker than current levels of network speed. London-based information provider IHS Markit estimated that 5G will push an additional $12 trillion of annual sales in 2035.