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Rachel Ong on moving towards a low-carbon society

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To support the workforce in its transition to a low-carbon economy, Singapore must review and enhance its Pre-Employment Training (PET) and Continuing Education and Training (CET) efforts, said MP Rachel Ong. Speaking in Parliament on Wednesday (Jan 12), she highlighted that the employment rates of undergraduates in green sectors "have not been too encouraging". She suggested reviewing employability gaps for undergraduates, and greater integration of sustainability-focused courses across all Institutes of Higher Learning. She said CET institutes can offer regularly-updated modules to serve as the "agile portion" of the curricula for students. Ms Ong also suggested extending private-sector partnerships beyond established firms, to green start-ups from Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States. 

To support the workforce in its transition to a low-carbon economy, Singapore must review and enhance its Pre-Employment Training (PET) and Continuing Education and Training (CET) efforts, said MP Rachel Ong. Speaking in Parliament on Wednesday (Jan 12), she highlighted that the employment rates of undergraduates in green sectors "have not been too encouraging". She suggested reviewing employability gaps for undergraduates, and greater integration of sustainability-focused courses across all Institutes of Higher Learning. She said CET institutes can offer regularly-updated modules to serve as the "agile portion" of the curricula for students. Ms Ong also suggested extending private-sector partnerships beyond established firms, to green start-ups from Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States. 

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