Type of issue: skills training and costs

13 04, 2014

Half of construction workers deployed outside their skill areas

2019-08-30T16:33:33+08:00April 13th, 2014|Articles, Facts, research, analysis|

The report Training centres in Bangladesh have become money-minting machines (published September 2013) was based on research done in Dhaka. Drawing from anecdotal information, we asserted in the paper that "Most workers report that their Singapore jobs are unrelated to the skills they trained for." This anecdotal information was from workers whom Transient Workers Count Too

5 12, 2013

Sri Lankan and Filipino construction workers coming soon

2019-08-30T16:34:14+08:00December 5th, 2013|News, News Flash|

The Straits Times reported, 22 August 2013, that Singapore is looking to Sri Lanka and the Philippines as regular sources of construction workers. "The first 20 Sri Lankan construction workers who were trained at a Building and Construction Authority (BCA) approved training centre in Colombo will arrive in Singapore next Friday, bringing some relief to