73% of employees are looking to fill tech-lite roles in the next 2 years

Companies are open to hiring candidates without relevant education but who have coding certification.

Abut 73% of companies are looking to fill tech-lite roles in the next two years, data from NTUC LearningHub's Industry Insights report showed.

Companies are willing to hire candidates even without relevant education (67%) or job experience (65%) as long as they have undergone skills training and attained certification in coding.

This is because there has been an increasing need for employees across various roles to acquire basic coding skills, according to 84% of employers. 

Apart from coding skills, companies are also looking for candidates who possess problem-solving (69%) and communication (58%) skills, and digital fluency (52%), as they are complementary to the technical skills of an effective coder.
 "Tech-lite coding skills can be picked up by beginners with a keen interest in technology and can be applied horizontally across different domains and industries," NTUC LearningHub's Director of Infocomm Technology, Anthony Chew said.

"Marketing professionals can acquire basic coding skills to automate rudimentary marketing processes using robotic process automation," Chew added.

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