On 13 May 2016, SIM University (UniSIM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Centre for Seniors (CFS), Republic Polytechnic (RP) and Temasek Polytechnic (TP) for the Age Management @ Workplace Training Programme. The signing of the MOU was witnessed by Mr Sam Tan Chin Siong, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office and Ministry of Manpower.
This training programme was initiated by the Tripartite Committee on Employability of Older Workers to increase the knowledge and capability on workplace age management practices among company representatives, human resource practitioners, and consultants.
UniSIM, as administrator of the programme, collaborated with the other parties of the MOU to develop the training framework comprising seven modules, ranging from the sociological aspects of ageing to job re-design.
It is hoped that these courses, which fees are subsidised by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency, will trigger the adoption of good age management practices by companies and grow demand for knowledge and capability in this area.
The signatories of the MOU were (with folders, from left) Assoc Prof Teng Su Ching, Director of CCPE; Ms Lim Sia Hoe, Executive Director of CFS; Mr Tan Pei-En, Director of the Workforce Planning Department in the Manpower Planning and Policy Division at MOM; Mr Albert Toh, Director of the Academy for Continuing Education at RP; and Mr John Leong Kit Hoong, Director of the Professional Development Centre at TP. With them were (4th from left) Prof Cheong Hee Kiat, President of UniSIM;
Mr Sam Tan Chin Siong; Ms Anna Fok, Vice-Chair of the Age Management Job Redesign Workgroup; and Prof Tsui Kai Chong, Provost of UniSIM.