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01 Jan

Singapore Chinese Chamber Institute of Business Annual Report 2019

In 2019, with the global market undergoing upheavals, SCCIOB has looked to broaden its curriculum to tackle the changing needs of the labour market through the development of new training programmes

We have also refined and upgraded our core programmes to align the content to diversifying training needs as well as to bring an element of fun along with efficiency to hone the industry-relevant skills that our learners need to be competent in the current era.

New professional programmes to cover more industries

The WSQ Professional Diploma in Leadership and People Management programme continues to be well received, with a record of 560 learners receiving their diploma this year. IOB continues to expand its WSQ repertoire with the launch of the WSQ Diploma in Tourism (Events Management and Operations) in order to target a wider range of learners and broaden the field of expertise as well as the upcoming launch of the WSQ Diploma in Retail (Retail Operations) for the retail industry.

The China-Ready Programme continues to be a mainstay in our offerings and we have included a new skillset to aid businesses and marketing professionals in developing content for the Chinese social media ecosystem. The Compelling Chinese Copywriting for Social Media programme will teach learners how to achieve results in Chinese social media marketing. SkillsFuture Singapore has already approved funding with up to 95% support for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents.

The SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace (SFDW) programme was developed to help learners pick up the use of digital tools, software and applications at home and at the workplace. Through a hands-on programme using tablet computers, learners are able to quickly learn digital technology skills. IOB also introduced the SFDW Executive programme which also covers advanced digital tech such as drones and VR (virtual reality). As of November 2019, over 1,400 learners have participated in the programme.

We have also launched four new Industry 4.0 programmes together with Ngee Ann Polytechnic to help businesses prepare for the future economy. These programmes with help industry practitioners learn to use advanced technologies (such as AI, Blockchain, etc) and leverage platforms to stand out from the competition. 

Core courses have been refined and updated

Apart from developing new programmes, our academic team has looked back to refresh and incorporate timely updates to our core offerings. Since the launch of the China-Ready Programme in 2018, response has been encouraging for our public-run as well as corporate programmes. We have brought China-Ready Programme to the heartlands, through working with the Northeast Community Development Council to provide their residents with an opportunity to upgrade their skills and we have also fine-tuned and customized our training to provide specialised classes for our corporate clients.

Enrolments for the Diploma in Translation and Interpretation have surged in recent years and we have thus raised the language proficiency and requirements for applicants. We have also revised and upgraded the six diploma modules to include the latest industry skills and knowledge as well as making the programme more interactive and engaging to ensure learners are equipped with the right skills for increasingly complex translation & interpretation work.

The Certificate in International Business Mandarin has remained a mainstay of SCCIOB’s programmes and continues to grow in popularity. This year, the academic department has developed an electronic placement test to assess the learning needs of a learner and their appropriate course level. E-learning and activities have also been added to the curriculum to help learners learn effectively in and out of the classroom including online flash cards, self-tests and other applications.

The SCCIOB website is also on course for a fresh new look come 2020. With easier access to programme information in an easy-to-read format, users will have the information they need at their fingertips.

In our current fast-changing economic environment, SCCIOB stands firmly among the leaders of Singapore’s training industry. With our success in 2019, the institute looks forward to achieving more in the future while providing the right support to the industry in Singapore.

09 Nov

[SCCIOB] Changes to GST from 2023

Come 1 Jan 2023, the GST rate will increase from 7% to 8%. All GST-registered businesses that sell or purchase goods or services that are subject to the standard rate of GST will be affected by the GST rate change, including SCCIOB.

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29 Aug

Gain the skills that are in demand right now

Tap into lifelong learning to create sustainable and transformative change as a leader in your workplace today

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21 Jun

As Supply Chain Patterns Evolve, ASEAN is More Relevant than Ever

Already a key driver of global economic growth, ASEAN’s trade and innovation hub status is set to help propel it to become the world’s fourth largest economy by 2030.

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30 May

Why You Need Design Thinking as Part of Your Business Planning

The most successful companies like AirBnB, Nike, Pepsi, Google, & Apple have all embraced design thinking. These companies use design thinking to rekindle creativity, narrow down focus areas & communicate goals with clarity.

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31 Mar

The Growth of Wealth Management and the Need for Business Mandarin in a Post-Covid Economy

With an increasing number of affluent Chinese looking to move their money to Singapore, either through the setup of family offices or other options, it's important that wealth management professionals are able to communicate and work effectively with their clients.

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21 Mar

SFEC: What is it and how does it work for you?

The SkillsFuture Enterprise Credit (SFEC) encourages employers to invest in enterprise transformation and capabilities of their employees.

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27 Jan

Lunar New Year 2021 Operating Hours

Our operating hours during the Lunar New Year 2022

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22 Nov

Diploma Graduates and Book Prize Award Recipients 2021

Congratulations to SCCIOB's Diploma Graduates and Book Prize Award Recipients for 2021!

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16 Nov

What are Your Resolutions for 2022?

A new year is coming up, are you prepared to face the new challenges in 2022?

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09 Sep

Do You Have Enough Digital Skills for Today's Markets?

According to a survey report, Singapore’s economy would need another 1.2 million digitally skilled workers by 2025, representing a 55 per cent jump from the present 2.2 million in the workforce

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05 Jul

The Future of Retail Marketing in the New Normal

The retail sector has been one of the worst affected by COVID-19 restrictions. But as the pandemic progressed, buyers flocked online to buy everything from food to fitness equipment, leading to a surge in e-commerce. 

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23 Mar

Why Business Mandarin is Critical in the Banking Industry

If you’re a finance professional in Singapore and you speak business-level Mandarin, you are now more sought after than ever. But not enough Singaporeans know Mandarin well enough to land a job that requires regular communication with Chinese clients and colleagues

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15 Mar

Why is Translation and Interpretation important in a Global Market?

To succeed globally, businesses must communicate with international audiences as flawlessly as a local company would. Making your content resonate in a market's native language may involve intepretation services, translation and localization - or both, especially in a Chinese context.

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01 Mar

Expand your Marketability through the Chinese Consumer Market

Leverage on over one billion potential customers by developing your business and promotion strategy through honing your business acumen towards Chinese customers

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02 Feb

Lunar New Year 2021 Operating Hours

Our operating hours during the Lunar New Year 

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01 Feb

China's Growth Continues in 2021, what about you?

This is the best time to take stock of your ability to tackle the Chinese market through your command of Business Mandarin.

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11 Jan

Getting on the Digital Platform - The New Frontier for Everyone

The landscape for many industries, especially those that depend on the B2C (Business to Consumer) model, has changed, are you ready to go digital?

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04 Dec

Diploma Graduates and Book Prize Award Recipients 2020

Congratulations to SCCIOB's Diploma Graduates and Book Prize Award Recipients for 2020!

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23 Nov

Enrich your Knowledge Base in Retail E-Commerce

Gain the managerial and supervisory skilles to optimise e-commerce operations & skills in a retail setting!

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02 Nov

Learning to Learn - Everyone should have the courage to re-gear to stay on track

Learners need to have the right mindset and the eagerness to overcome the challenges of learning new content in order to ensure job security in the face of the pandemic and other economic challenges.
 

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31 Oct

The global jobs crisis and why we should think longer term

As the job landscape changes, takes more than just one area of support to ensure that the economy continues to grow and support Singaporeans.

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20 Oct

Manage Venues Effectively with the Diploma in Tourism!

As a venue manager, you are the first point of contact for your venue when it comes to queries and questions. It goes without saying, you must know everything there is to know about the venue, from the endless possibilities of seating arrangements to the food options to the various health and safety protocols.

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23 Sep

Staying Relevant during the COVID-19 Phase 1 Period

SCCCI and SCCIOB organised two programmes for SCCCI members to keep themselves updated during the Phase 1 Circuit Breaker period.

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07 Apr

SCCIOB Preps for Circuit Breaker Phase 1

We are prepared to ensure your training is not disrupted during this period.

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01 Jan

Singapore Chinese Chamber Institute of Business Annual Report 2018

SCCIOB continues to leverage its strengths, envisioning new ways to grow within and beyond its core business so as to remain steadfast as an industry leader among training providers in Singapore.

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Singapore Chinese Chamber Institute of Business Annual Report 2019

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