#GetReadySG Program to Upskill and Boost Employment in Singapore

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Microsoft and a global non-profit, Generation, have partnered with Digital Industry Singapore (DSIG), Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) to upskill and boost employment for 1,000 Singaporeans as part of the SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package. The national skills initiative has been titled #GetReadySG.

The initiative was launched by Mr. S Iswaran, Minister for Communications and Information, and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations, at Microsoft’s 30th-anniversary celebrations in Singapore. The initiative aims to be the bridge between a leading tech company and partner companies to help hire skilled manpower.

Microsoft on its blog wrote: “Targeted at fresh graduates and mid-career Singaporeans, #GetReadySG – which will run over a two year period – aims to equip participants with in-demand tech skills such as Java and Python programming language – all of which are top trending skills identified in LinkedIn’s Economic Graph.”

This unique partnership model will scale to more tech ecosystems by leveraging Generation. This will encourage similar efforts and improve the chances for employment and opportunities for people in Singapore. The collaboration will provide tech jobseekers greater diversity of career choices with different hirers and ensure that they are well-equipped for employment.