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Pioneer batch of 21 SkillsFuture hospitality sector advisors in Singapore



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Multiple agencies are collaborating to help employers in Singapore’s hotel industry better engage with jobseekers to address mismatches and missed matches in the employment landscape.

In view of this, the Adapt & Grow SkillsFuture Career Advisors Programme has been launched for the hotel industry at the recent Hotel Day, co-organised by Workforce Singapore (WSG) and NTUC’s Employment and Employability Institute (e2i).

The programme – a collaboration between WSG and Singapore Hotel Association (SHA), enables hotel veterans to share their work experience and guide jobseekers on the different roles and progression pathways within the industry.

Coupled with the skills framework for hotels and accommodation services, jobseekers get guidance and information on the skillsets required, training to enter the industry, and where the jobs are.

Tan Choon Shian, chief executive of WSG, said: “We will also provide support to help employers redesign jobs and transform their work processes to bring on higher value jobs for the industry, benefiting both jobseekers and employers.”

The pioneer batch of SkillsFuture Career Advisors, comprises 21 industry veterans including HR directors and hotel general managers:

1. Adia Loh, vice president, sales, UE Park Avenue International
2. Angeline Tan, general manager, Park Hotel Alexandra
3. Chew Han Wei, IT manager, The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore
4. Dennis Lim, financial controller, Copthorne King’s Hotel
5. John Wu, regional director of engineering, Asia Pacific, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
6. Kueh Siang Noi, director of human resources, Carlton Hotel
7. Leslie Lenus, area director of human resources, AccorHotels Singapore
8. Lynn Chia, director of human resource, Fullerton Hotel
9. Mark Flecher, director of human resource, The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore
10. Ong Eng Hwee, area director of human resources,  Shangri-La Singapore
11. Sharon See, director of purchasing, Sheraton Towers Singapore
12. Shirley Wong, general manager, Four Points by Sheraton Singapore, Riverview
13. Susan Lim, director of human resources, Marriott Tang Plaza
14. Jack Chua, general manager, Park Regis Singapore
15. Jess Lam, hotel manager, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore
16. Malcom Hew, director inspired events, Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa
17. Patrick Fiat, general manager, Royal Plaza on Scotts
18. Sam Chia, director of sales and marketing, The St. Regis Singapore
19. Steven Lim, director of learning and development, Goodwood Park Hotel
20. Tresille Melson, director of human resource, Marina Mandarin Singapore
21. Kelvin Tay, director of F&B, Amara Singapore

This pioneer batch has volunteered their time to provide jobseekers with advice on job prospects and work expectations in the hotel industry.

As part of the second edition of Hotel Day, 25 employers were offering 340 vacancies, including AMOY Hotel, Far East Plaza Residences, Holiday Inn Express Orchard, Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong, Intercontinental Singapore, Pan Pacific Singapore, amongst others.

Hotel employers can also tap on a suite of grants to drive productivity in their work processes, such as WSG’s WorkPro Job Redesign Grant, STB’s Business improvement Grant and e2i’s Inclusive Growth Programme.

Gilbert Tan, chief executive officer of e2i, commented: “Through e2i’s close partnerships with the government, trade associations and employers, we are able to grow our network of industry experts and expertise to better develop and support Singapore’s pool of hospitality professionals.”

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Manpower and Foreign Affair, Josephine Teo was the guest-of-honour at Hotel Day 2017.

Singaporeans interested in jobs within the hotel industry may log on here or visit any of WSG’s Careers Connect or e2i’s career centres to find out more.

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