CapitaLand Investment partners SkillsFuture Singapore to uplift capabilities and promote green skills in the retail sector

As a SkillsFuture Queen Bee, CapitaLand Investment will partner 80 or more SME retailers to upskill at least 400 of their employees over two years

CapitaLand Investment Limited (CLI) has partnered SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) as a SkillsFuture Queen Bee to uplift the skills and capabilities of Singapore’s retail sector, leveraging on  CLI’s extensive network of retail partners that includes a wide range of small- and medium-size enterprises (SMEs).

The two-year partnership aims to build workplace learning capabilities and enable upskilling to support business transformation by participating retailers. Supported by a dedicated Skills Manager, CLI will drive the development and implementation of learning solutions tailored for SMEs in the retail sector. The first curated training programme is targeted to be launched by August 2022.

As a SkillsFuture Queen Bee, CLI will partner 80 or more SME retailers to upskill at least 400 of their employees over two years. Its effort will focus on areas such as: innovation and digitalisation adoption; Critical Core Skills covering customer orientation, influence, and digital fluency; and workplace coaching and mentoring to build a sustainable support and learning culture within and across SME retailers in the long run.

Mr Chris Chong, CEO, Retail & Workspace (Singapore & Malaysia), CLI, said: “As Singapore’s largest mall operator with an industry-leading network of retail partners, CLI is committed to enhancing our retailers’ competitiveness by supporting the transformation of their business models with our holistic retail ecosystem of offline-to-online business, marketing and business to business to consumer (B2B2C) solutions. We are pleased to partner with SSG for the SkillsFuture Queen Bee programme to shape and upskill the retail workforce of tomorrow as part of adapting to changing consumers’ needs in the new normal.”

Mr Tan Kok Yam, Chief Executive of SkillsFuture Singapore, said: “We are heartened that CapitaLand has taken on the mantle of a SkillsFuture Queen Bee to uplift the retail sector, to keep pace with technological disruptions and evolving consumer preferences. We look forward to this partnership with CapitaLand to upskill our workforce and advance the competitiveness of our retail businesses.”

CapitaLand x Lifelong Learning Institute Learning Café

Separately, CLI is collaborating with Singapore’s Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) to launch the CapitaLand x LLI Learning Café at Funan, where visitors can learn about the jobs and skills required in the green economy, as well as take part in a host of other learning activities. The event will feature key green skills that Singapore needs to prioritise in building such as environmental management, carbon footprint management, and energy management and audit. These will support sustainability efforts across sectors including the built environment, energy and power, hotels and accommodation services, and retail.

From 21 to 23 April 2022, shoppers can complete a green economy quiz at the Learning Café to earn a digital stamp via the CapitaStar App, as part of CapitaLand’s Let’s Go Eco! Challenge. Participants who collect a minimum of three stamps will stand a chance to win attractive prizes worth up to S$5,000, including a 3D2N staycation at Ascott Orchard Singapore. Held from 16 April to 1 May 2022, Let’s Go Eco! Challenge is the anchor activity of CapitaLand’s Let’s Get Down to Earth sustainability festival, held for the first time across CapitaLand malls and workspace properties.

Learning Cafe Roadshow

Learning Cafe Exhibition

Date: 21 to 23 April 2022

Time: 11am to 8pm

Venue: Funan, Basement 2

Date: 18 April to 1 May 2022

Time: 10am to 10pm

Venue: Funan, Basement 2

More information on the CapitaLand x LLI Learning Café can be found here.