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TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Expect 8,000 new public transport jobs by 2030

Singapore is expanding its public bus and rail system.

Singapore expects to create 8,000 new public transport jobs by 2030 in line with its expansion of public bus and rail networks, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said.

According to a press release, LTA will carry out industry manpower planning to identify employment opportunities and formulate targeted workforce interventions. To attract, identify and manage the growing pipeline of talent, LTA will also partner with the industry to provide more enhanced and structured internships for students from Institutes of Higher Learning.

This is part of the launch of the real estate industry transformation map (ITM).

LTA will also encourage the upskilling and reskilling of public transport workers through a Public Transport Skills Framework (PTSF).

Moreover, more Professional Conversion Programmes will be developed to equip mid-career switchers with the relevant competencies to pursue a successful career in the land transport industry.

LTA said that about 123,000 people work in the land transport industry – this includes bus captains, bus mechanics, customer service officers, railway engineers, station managers, as well as taxi and private hire car drivers. Of that number, more than 21,000 are employed by the rail and public bus sectors. 

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