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Shopee, LinkedIn, Avast To Teach Ecommerce, Employability, Cybersecurity On SkillsFuture

The digital environment changes rapidly and companies in Singapore, like CapitaLand and Singtel, are investing heavily to upskill their employees and help them stay relevant.

Others are also providing training opportunities to the rest of Singapore’s workforce.

Shopee, LinkedIn and Avast have partnered with NTUC LearningHub (NTUC LHUB) to run courses on ecommerce, employability and cybersecurity.

The three new courses will be added to NTUC LHUB’s 2-day programme ‘SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace’ (SFDW) starting October 2019.

SFDW was first launched in 2017, and has trained more than 20,000 individuals in basic digital skills for the workplace, Straits Times reported.

With the additions, participants will get a chance to learn how to start an online shop on Shopee’s marketplace, improve their professional network on LinkedIn, and keep their data safe with Avast’s mobile security and antivirus platform.

Spokespeople from the three firms weighed in on how the courses will equip workers with better digital literacy.

Said Shopee Singapore Country Head and Chief Commercial Officer Zhou Junjie, “Ecommerce can unlock new opportunities for buyers and sellers that were traditionally non-existent.”

LinkedIn Managing Director for APAC, Olivier Legrand added that they aim to help jobseekers who are “facing barriers with networks and resources”.

“By leveraging LinkedIn as a professional network and initiating career conversations, job seekers could be one step closer to their next [career] opportunity,” Legrand said.

In terms of cybersecurity, Filip Chytry, Security Advisor and Technical Director of Avast said today’s employees need to go beyond having an “adequate know-how of technology”.

He emphasised the importance of being aware about cybersecurity risks, and knowing how to protect our data privacy, as well as our employers’.

Shopee, LinkedIn and Avast’s classes were first piloted with 13 participants in August prior to their public release.

Featured Image Credit: Shopee, Her.ie, Spacestor

 

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