A Harbour of Career Opportunities Docking Right in Your Community

Banner for Learning Neighbourhood @ South-West

Singapore, 2 May 2024 – With the recent wave of job uncertainties and layoffs, exemplified by major players like Google, Lazada, and Unilever in the first quarter of 2024, Singaporeans are urged to reconsider their approach to acquiring industry-specific skills. This imperative shift is paramount for staying ahead in the job race and elevating overall employability of an individual.

To empower individuals in this pivotal transformation, the Learning Neighbourhood initiative, a dynamic collaboration between the Lifelong Learning Institute and Community Development Councils, is making a return, offering a harbour of career guidance and opportunities directly within local communities.

Set to take place from 17 to 19 May 2024 at the bustling heart of Jurong Point Shopping Centre, the Learning Neighbourhood roadshow promises to be a dynamic hub of inspiration for both personal and professional growth. Standing tall among the illustrious course providers is SHATEC, renowned for producing countless talents in the hospitality and tourism sectors like Chef Eric Low and Chef Cherish Finden.

Attendees can look forward to an exciting array of interactive workshops and insightful sessions led by industry experts. This presents a prime chance to grasp fresh insights and expertise while delving into their newfound interests with SHATEC. But that's not all. At SHATEC's booth, attendees can find seasoned consultants ready to provide tailored guidance on their career journey. They understand the challenges and are committed to helping them navigate their career path, ensuring that they emerge stronger and more prepared for the opportunities that lie ahead.

Open to the public, this event presents a golden opportunity for Singaporeans who find themselves in career transition. With the current economic landscape presenting uncertainties, it's important for those without jobs to seize this chance to upskill themselves, especially with the new SHATEC's SkillsFuture Career Transition Programme (SCTP), tailored to cater to individuals looking to pivot into new sectors or job roles. From the Higher Certificate in Tourism (Events Management and Operations) to the Diploma in Food Services (Pastry & Baking), there's a course for every aspiring individual.  

What makes this opportunity even more compelling is the enhanced funding subsidies available, offering up to 90% coverage of course fees for Singapore citizens aged 40 and above under the SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. This subsidy not only reduces financial barriers but also makes it more accessible for individuals to embark on their upskilling journey, equipping them with the necessary skills.

With a wealth of career insights and opportunities consolidated under one roof, the 3-day roadshow promises a plethora of learning and exploration opportunities. Join SHATEC at the Learning Neighbourhood @ South-West Roadshow and unlock the gates to a future brimming with endless possibilities.

Mark your calendars now and be part of this transformative learning experience!

Interested attendees may visit SkillsFuture Singapore for more information on the event.


SHATEC was set up in 1983 by the Singapore Hotel Association to equip Singapore’s hospitality industry with a skilled workforce. Since then, SHATEC has distinguished itself as arguably Singapore’s most recognised hospitality management school with many of its 40,000 strong alumni in more than 20 countries helming key positions in the hospitality and tourism industry.

It is a strong advocate of creative teaching methods. Lessons and programmes at SHATEC are further enhanced by exposing learners to experiential learning that is as close to a working environment as possible. Students also reap the benefit of interacting with local and international instructors and guest speakers who eagerly share a wealth of knowledge in their respective fields and impart important people-to-people skills gleaned from experience.

Besides nurturing young minds and talents, SHATEC is also a key player in preparing career switchers and mature workers to join the hospitality industry. As the industry school, it offers a myriad of programmes and workshops to upskill practitioners in the hospitality industry.

Discover your REAL passion with SHATEC today!

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