Jobscentral Learning Partners With The Society For Human Resource Management For Their Annual Training And Education Development Awards
Jobscentral Learning Partners With The Society For Human Resource Management For Their Annual Training And Education Development Awards

The judges and winners of the JobsCentral Learning T.E.D. Awards 2019 with Vinay Dua, Managing Director of CareerBuilder Singapore (fourth from right).
  • A total of 15 awards were presented to educational institutions and skills development centres for upskilling to the changing market needs

21 November 2019, Singapore – The fourth edition of the JobsCentral Learning Training and Education Development (T.E.D.) Awards celebrated 15 winners who are leaders in skills development last evening. For the first time, JobsCentral Learning also partnered with Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), the international body for talent, on the judging and awards process. The T.E.D. Awards 2019 night, held at the Westin Singapore, saw winners across categories comprising of course providers for food and beverage, IT, psychology, accounting as well as tourism and hospitality.

The JobsCentral Learning T.E.D. Awards recognises local education and short-term course providers such as Private Education Institutes (PEIs) and Corporate Training Providers (CTP).

Awards processed with Experts in Talent Management and Industry Leaders
"We are pleased to partner with SHRM as our Knowledge and Process partner for the T.E.D. Awards 2019. SHRM is recognised as the global authority for best-in-class human resource (HR) subject matters. It plays a key role in supporting HR professionals to elevate and advance the practice of talent management. With their repository of research and experience across industries, it further distinguishes the recognition of our JobsCentral Learning T.E.D. Awards," added Mr Vinay Dua, Managing Director, CareerBuilder Singapore, the parent company for JobsCentral Singapore.

Ms Achal Khanna, CEO SHRM India and Business Head, APAC & MENA said, "The JobsCentral Learning Training & Education Development Awards is a great platform to encourage and recognise applicants that are making a true difference in this very fast changing learning landscape. We are excited about our synergistic partnership with CareerBuilder, for these coveted awards in Singapore."

This year’s T.E.D. Awards also saw a panel of seven distinguished judges who are leaders in their respective fields, weighing in on the process of judging. The three key criteria include: Innovation in the Initiative, Impact on the Stakeholders and, Sustainability and Scalability.

The judging process reviewed each institution’s originality in creating the courses, including design, delivery and tracking of the programme with metrics. It also measured the business and strategic impact created by taking the course as it is important that the courses provided value to the respective target audience.

Nimble and Adaptable workforce for tough climate
"Despite the economic climate, we see the PEI and CTP industry still showing growth in the past year. It is during this crunch time when upskilling is most essential for future talents to be adaptable. The T.E.D. Awards 2019 celebrates that aspiration to stay relevant to the market needs," said Mr Dua.

"We are pleased to recognise these 15 esteemed winners who have made an impact with their courses. The workforce of today is continually equipped with their innovation in higher education," he added.

Future-proof in the Present
Singapore’s strategic position as the hub in the Asia Pacific and ASEAN region continues to offer opportunities to current and potential stakeholders of these courses. The breadth of programmes provided by PEIs and CTPs show that many stakeholders still view further education and skills development as an essential part of their career advancement.

While the Ministry of Manpower’s latest figures show a dip in job vacancies available, JobsCentral Learning Portal reports a 39 per cent increase in short term course enquiries year-on-year. This shows the appetite for upgrading and training to take on more at the workplace.

Course providers who continually reinvent and improvise their courses and rising to market needs will also find their programmes sought after by such enterprising or driven individuals.

Winners At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy and PSB Academy were lauded for their inventive courses that piqued stakeholders looking to substantiate their learning in various fields.

Said Mr Ives Tay, Deputy Director of Academics, At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy, "The awards are an endorsement to the effort and passion of all staff, faculty members and industry partners in advancing our global education mission. Our institution plants the seed for innovation and business thinking from the first day our students arrive, and this drives how they present themselves and their creations to peers, industry partners and our International Faculty. It is At-Sunrice’s commitment to provide aspiring chefs and F&B professionals with transferable skills across the food sector and a learning experience that is future-proof."

Dr Sam Choon Yin, Dean of PSB Academy added, "PSB Academy strives to design programmes that are industry-relevant. We will definitely continue to create courses that are applicable for each industry. This way, we can produce graduates who are equipped and career-ready. This recognition from JobsCentral Learning T.E.D. Awards will spur us on to continually improve our courses that will in turn set up our workforce to become adaptive to the industry."

The list of JobsCentral Learning T.E.D. Awards winners can be found here.

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About JobsCentral Learning Training & Education Development Awards

JobsCentral Learning (JCL), a product of CareerBuilder (Singapore) Pte Ltd, is a niche one-stop online platform ( targeted at working professionals and students seeking further development of their professional skills or pursuing higher education.

The JCL Training & Education Development (T.E.D.) Awards was launched in 2016 to honour the work and value of education providers in the private sector.

In 2019, the JCL T.E.D. Awards partnered with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) to leverage their knowledge and expertise in rendering quality standards required to manage the prestigious awards. SHRM is the leading provider of resources for the world’s human resource professionals to advance the professional practice of HR management. The organisation is the knowledge and process partner for the T.E.D. Awards and shares its global wealth of robust research and industry experience.

About CareerBuilder Singapore

CareerBuilder Singapore is part of the world’s leading human capital solutions provider, CareerBuilder LLC.

Established in 2000, CareerBuilder Singapore has grown into a regional industry frontrunner that is backed by its global resources and expertise in the Southeast Asian talent recruitment arena.

CareerBuilder Singapore’s suite of offerings includes niche portals BrightSparks, BrightMinds and JobsCentral Learning as well as career portal JobsCentral. CareerBuilder Singapore also provides a holistic suite of recruitment software that helps facilitate an end-to-end ecosystem.

To learn more about CareerBuilder Singapore and its suite of products, visit:

CareerBuilder is a global technology company that provides end-to-end talent acquisition solutions to help employers find, hire and onboard great talent, and helps job seekers build new skills and progressive careers as the modern world of work changes. A known disruptor for nearly 25 years, CareerBuilder is the only company that offers both software and services to cover every step of the hiring process, enabling its customers to free up valuable resources across their HR tech supply chain to drive their business forward. Specialising in talent acquisition recruiting platforms, employment screening and human capital management, CareerBuilder is the largest provider of AI-powered hiring solutions serving the majority of the Fortune 500 across five specialised markets. CareerBuilder is majority-owned by funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC and operates in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.

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