21st October 2016 – Mr. Heng Chong Ming’s video resume, or visume, was showcased at the TechSkills Accelerator (TESA) Career Services Day. During the event, Chong Ming shared with the Minister of Manpower Mr Lim Swee Say and the event attendees how the visume helped him secure a job at Ecquaria .
Currently a Solution Architect at Ecquaria, Chong Ming picked up the visume creation skills from the employability course conducted by Employment and Employability Institute (e2i).
The TechSkills Accelerator Integrated Career Services initiative is a collaboration between the Singapore Government, the National Trade Union Congress (NTUC) and the industry. The support network focuses on the employability of the workforce and employment initiatives such as resource sharing for job fairs. Ecquaria has found multiple candidates from the employment initiatives by e2i.
Minister of Manpower, Mr Lim Swee Say launched two new initiatives at the TESA Career Services Day. The initiatives aim to boost the Infocommunications Technology (ICT) workforce and prepare Singaporeans who are keen to build a career in the sector.
The Government, labour movement and ICT sector leaders will collaborate to provide career support networks that will match workers’ skills to available jobs and provide mentoring services. These two initiatives aim to reach at least 1,200 professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs).
The mentoring services, one of the two new initiatives, is part of the new SkillsFuture Career Advisors Programme. ICT is the first sector to roll out such services. Dr Foong Wai Keong, CEO of Ecquaria, is heartened to see more than 100 fellow industry experts volunteering through Singapore Computer Society (SCS) to mentor those who are keen to enter or progress their careers in the ICT industry.