Ms Shirley Too is one of many who have undergone training with LHUB to improve her employability.
After being diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2006 and making a full recovery in 2010, Ms Too was initially optimistic about getting back into the workforce. She has been a Civil Engineer for almost 30 years and she thought that job-hunting would be manageable.
However, she quickly learned that a lot had changed in the industry in the four years of her absence. After several failed attempts in looking for employment, her self-confidence took a dive.
“Nobody wanted to hire me when I started looking for re-employment. I was in my late 40s then, and all of the employers said that I was too old and too far behind to catch up with the technology changes in civil engineering,” she said.
At the advice of her ex-colleagues, she decided to pursue the Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) Certification in Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) at NTUC LearningHub.
“I’m grateful to the wonderful trainers at NTUC Learning Hub,” shared Ms Too. “They were very encouraging and were always there when we faced problems. They used various tools such as group discussions to better explain the concepts and facilitate our learning,” she added.
Ms Too subsequently took the WSQ Advanced Certificate in WSH. It was not long before she found employment again, as a Safety Officer with her current company, WellTech Construction. Her training and excellent performance at work gained her the recognition of her company and she was promoted to her current role as WSH Officer.
Learning does not stop here for Ms Too. She plans to attend more courses at NTUC LearningHub. She is also very grateful for the positive transformation that LHUB has made in her life.
As of 2014, NTUC LearningHub has trained over 1.7 million workers. With over 380 training courses available, it has benefitted more than 13,700 organizations in Singapore and the numbers continue to grow.