Shell Singapore rolls out future-ready coursework to UpSkill Workforce
Sep 15, 2020
Known as “UpSkill ShellSG”, the new initiative aims to deepen Shell’s continuous learning and improvement culture by providing all employees with a suite of future-ready coursework.
Shell Singapore will invest in upskilling all its employees here with a suite of future-ready coursework under a new “UpSkill ShellSG” initiative. UpSkill ShellSG aims to deepen the continuous learning and improvement culture with a focus on the skills required to fulfill customers’ changing energy needs. To enable the initiative, Shell will channel $10 million received from the Jobs Support Scheme to fund UpSkill ShellSG, complementing its own internal resources.
The UpSkill ShellSG initiative includes a range of resources internally developed by Shell and will be complemented by a SkillsFuture coursework across 12 curated themes, designed to develop employees’ in skills such as adaptability and agile thinking to navigate and solve complex problems in today’s rapidly changing environment, as well as data analytics and data mining that will help employees to better play their part in creating integrated energy solutions.
“Shell Singapore has a deep culture of continuous improvement and learning. We encourage everyone to adopt a ‘learner’s mindset’. Never has this mindset been more relevant and urgent, as we navigate change amidst the energy transition. Singapore has long been a talent hub for the Shell Group, and we have thrived on a strong Singapore core. With UpSkill ShellSG, we want to keep challenging ourselves to take learning to the next level,” said Aw Kah Peng, Chairman, Shell Companies in Singapore.
Apart from internal Shell resources, the company will be tapping on courses under the SkillsFuture umbrella as part of the UpSkill ShellSG initiative. The 12 themes curated for Shell employees include: Digital Literacy, Data Analytics, User Experience Design, Advanced Manufacturing, Tech-Enabled Services, Digital Media, Adaptive Skills, Management and Leadership, Project Management, Entrepreneurship, Languages and Urban Solutions. The courses will be made available to employees from later this month.
A Learner’s Mindset for All
As an example, under UpSkill ShellSG, staff working at our manufacturing sites can upgrade themselves with courses under the theme of Digital Literacy. Such courses, some of which are internally developed by Shell, will help employees be well-versed in interpreting data and interacting with new digital tools. This allows them to better adapt to the changing digital landscape as Shell transits into an increasingly digital environment.
Executives who are keen to enhance their knowledge of changing energy needs, liveable cities and sustainability solutions will be able to pick courses under the theme of Urban Solutions. Under this theme, courses such as Overview of Sustainable and Renewable Energy for a Smart City, and Corporate Sustainability will help employees to better appreciate and contribute to creating integrated energy solutions.
Courses under the theme of Adaptive Skills, including Positive Thinking amidst Change and Managing Change in the Age of Disruption, are suited for all employees. These courses will equip them with relevant skills to better navigate the complex changing landscapes.
Shell Singapore has long been a champion of continuous learning, having been conferred the inaugural SkillsFuture Employers Award in 2017 for making significant contribution to its employees’ skills development and mastery. UpSkill ShellSG serves to provide employees with a wider selection of learning opportunities to equip them with the skills of the future.
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