Published on 25 Oct 2022

New partnership to keep PaCE with green-tech jobs

To prepare professionals to take advantage of jobs in the emerging green economy, NTU and sustainability consultancy Global Green Connect are co-developing sustainable technology programmes to upskill and train them within this growing job sector.

The programmes will be administered by NTU’s Centre for Professional and Continuing Education (PACE@NTU) with the aim of equipping Singaporeans with future ready skills for emerging and existing green jobs.

The market for sustainability and climate action in Singapore has expanded significantly in recent years. The movement towards sustainability has begun accelerating on several fronts: from smart logistics and master planning to the increase in demand for food security and diversification of food sources.

According to a report by SkillsFuture Singapore, over 450 job roles across 17 sectors require green skills. As more of such jobs are expected to be created, the government is investing in "green upskilling" for the workforce. Through this partnership, both NTU and GGC hope to drive green educational solutions to build green capabilities in managing the climate change and sustainability living initiatives.

Professor Tjin Swee Chuan, NTU Associate Provost (Continuing Education) and PaCE@NTU Chief Executive, and Christina Lee, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of GGC, inked a Memorandum of Understanding today at the Global Green Economic Foundation Sustainability roundtable, held at the sidelines of the Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology (SWITCH).

It was witnessed by Ms Low Yen Ling, Minister of State for the Ministry of Trade and Industry and Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth; Ms Ashley Low, Partner & Chief Impact Investment Officer of GGC; and NTU Deputy President and Provost Professor Ling San.

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