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As a SkillsFuture Queen Bee, CapitaLand Investment will partner 80 or more SME retailers to upskill at least 400 of their employees over two years. Photo from CapitaLand Investment Limited.

CapitaLand, SkillsFuture start 2-year partnership to upskill Singapore’s retail sector

The firms will help upskill 400 workers in about 80 small medium-sized enterprises.

CapitaLand Investment Limited (CLI) and SkillsFuture Singapore, as a SkillsFuture Queen Bee, began a two-year partnership that seeks to upskill 400 workers in about 80 or more small medium-sized enterprises (SME).

In a statement, CLI said the first curated training programme is projected to be rolled out by August 2022. 

The programme will focus on innovation and digitalisation adoption as well as Critical Core Skills covering customer orientation, influence and digital fluency, and workplace coaching and mentoring to build sustainable support to SME retailers.

Chris Chong, CEO for CLI’s retail & workspace, said they vow to enhance retailer’s competitiveness by supporting the transformation of business models with a holistic retail ecosystem of offline-to-online business, marketing and business to business to consumer solutions. 

“We are pleased to partner with SSG for the SkillsFuture Queen Bee programme to shape and upskill the retail workforce of tomorrow as part of adapting to changing consumers’ needs in the new normal,” he added.

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