Sunday, March 02, 2008

Singapore needs 74,000 Tourism Industry Workers - Weekend Snapshot #13



I was busy with Career 2008 these few days. The annual Career exhibition is a very important marketing platform for the education and recruitment sector in Singapore. It provides infomation on a wide variety of education choices and employment opportunities for students of all levels, job seekers and working individuals.

A career in Casino Management

This year alone, our Singapore Flyer starts its operation and the world’s first night race with the Formula 1™ SingTel Singapore Grand Prix will be held in September. The first Integrated Resort – The Marina Bay Sands™ – is expected to be ready in year 2009 and in 2010, the next IR – Resorts World at Sentosa - will open. The inaugural Youth Olympic Games will be hosted here in 2010 too.

Singapore’s dynamic and growing tourism industry needs the right people with the right skills to fill these vacancies.

Culinary courses

For the next 3 years, the Singapore Government has committed S$360 million to train 74,000 tourism industry workers. There are many career opportunities in the Tourism & Travel sector, Hotels & Accommodation sector, MICE sector and Attractions sector.

I hope Singaporeans (students, mid-career switchers and job seekers, including people considering returning to work) would get the appropriate training now to jumpstart your career in tourism.

The Marina Bay Sands is billed as a centrepiece of the Marina Bay landscape when completed in 2009

The Marina Bay Sands' total investment will exceed S$5 billion. It would be one of the most expensive casinos in the world. Designed by Moshe Safdie, it consists of 3 large shells that contain conference halls and other business venues. The top floors of its 3 large hotel towers will be linked by a sweeping sky garden. Jutting out onto the bay will be a centerpiece museum.

You can also contact me to gain a better understanding of the tourism industry and career opportunities available.

Career 2008
28th February to 2nd March 2008
Suntec City Halls 601 - 603

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41 comments:

  1. very nice and interesting...i hope i can get to visit singapore one ofthese days

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  2. Interesting post and I liked the photographs you took to go with it. I hope you have a happy week.

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  3. You always have full information and pics also. Nice.

    Mine here Thanks.

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  4. It's always delightful to hear that there are career opportunities--and those that promote cultural awareness are a double blessing.

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  5. Good one ECL! I wish the Philippines will have more jobs like Singapore. Happy WS.

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  6. This is very interesting. Have a great week ahead.

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  7. Make sure there are no low lying steps anywhere near the reception desk.. yeah?

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  8. Nvm ecl, I'll guide u around the steps... hehe...

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  9. actually hor, izit true when ppl say that u r in hotel line, u r practically married to the hotel?

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  10. interesting fair. our career fairs are always boring.

    have a great week ahead :)

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  11. Love to come, but can't commute between Singapore and Britain everyday.

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  12. woohoo so cool! okie i need to save some bucks and get ready to visit singapore b4 2010!

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  13. I'm so glad that Singapore will be putting people to work. Good post, ecl.

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  14. Interesting, eastcoast, that you are helping the Singapore tourism industry!

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  15. That fair looks like it was an interesting one.

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  16. Singapore is a small country filled with many surprises. It is definitely a tourist heaven!

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  17. Well being in part of the tourism i can understand what it means. Hope you have a good week Great information as well.

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  18. That's very interesting! Very informative post too:)

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  19. the fair is already over, anyway it do looked interesting with the casino table!

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  20. Hopefully that would be able to cover those jobless sector in Singapore.

    p/s: Thanks for the well wishes :) We're all looking like ninja turtles currently with our mouth masks :P Off to the doctor now .....AGAIN :(

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  21. I've been to Singapore before but I'd like to visit it again. Happy WS!

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  22. very informative post, as usual. and with beautiful photos to boot! :)

    my entries are up, too...
    Mapped Memories
    Cafe Munchkin

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  23. that's really great! career opportunities as well as cultural promotion all in one package!

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  24. interesting! haven't been to Singapore yet, but would love to visit!

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  25. hi, would u like to do a tag? if yes, please visit my blog.

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  26. WOw, you had a busy week! Great post!

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  27. My friend and I was planning to go to Singapore but something came up so I might have to wait for another year before I can finally go there and visit my friend... anyway! have a happy week! cool shots too :)

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  28. I would love to join the hotel industry again.. but they donch pay me enough.. for the long hours one has to put in.. and it wouldn't be worth leaving chloe in someone else's care. The brat is not by any means an angel.. but compared to those parents .. who donch really look after them.. like the ones we see here.. i cannot help but thank God.. i am in the position to do what i am doing for my brat now.

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  29. Just in time! I looking for job leh!
    Well, need to keep a lookout for my return-for-good trip back in SG!

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  30. This is an interesting post! You took some great pictures for it. It sounds like you have fun with this!

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  31. I think it's great that Singapore is making a great effort to provide quality jobs for the people. Thanks for sharing these highlights.

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  32. Would I be single, I would come :D
    I worked in the Hotel business for 13 years :)
    Would love to go and see Singapore!

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  33. Manpower is certainly critical for the tourism industries, and it looks like things are looking up for job seekers. One of the greatest challenges though is getting more Singpaoreans to work in the service sector. Very tough as many do not want to work shifts, weekends or to serve customers.

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  34. I must say I envy your goverment, I mean my country has claim the year 2008 is Visit INdonesua Year, still...I don't think they came up with some improvement

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  35. Ah I must pass it onto my friend who is now bonded with one of the Singapore hotel and service apartment chain and is now based in Vietnam. I am sure she would love to return to Singapore soon and join the industry.

    As for me, hopeless leh ... I know nuts about tourism ... sigh. I really should start there since I love staying at hotels, dine at restaurants, enjoy life ...

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