300 maritime workers to undergo digital upskilling through CCP

It will benefit up to 300 individuals over two years.

Workforce Singapore (WSG) and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) rolled out an enhanced Career Conversion Programme (CCP) for sea transport professionals and associates.

The enhancements will include a new job redesign and reskilling pathway, a specialist maritime superintendency track, and a programme expansion to cater for up to 300 individuals over two years. It aims to plug existing skills gaps, as the sector has increased demand for cross-disciplinary skills in data analytics, automation and robotics. A programme for sea transport and port professionals preceded the CCP, which had benefited over 160 individuals over the past three years.

WSG CEO Tan Choon Shian said, "As the maritime industry undergoes a big transformation at a global level, maritime companies see an accelerated need to streamline business operations and adopt digitalisation to stay resilient and competitive."

"For Singapore to maintain its position as a leading global hub port and international maritime centre, we need to build a pipeline of future-ready talent. It must be done in tandem with evolving needs of the maritime industry as it transforms into a more digitalised and greener one," added MPA CEO Quah Ley Hoon.

According to the senior minister of state for transport Chee Hong Tat, the programme will enable individuals to better prepare themselves for job roles such as port operations manager, shipping analyst, assistant technical superintendent, and ship agent.

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