LinkedIn has recently announced a new partnership with Singapore’s Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) that will help more than 2,000 at-risk job seekers in finding the resources and opportunities they need to enter the workforce.
This is an extension of the LinkedIn Coaches global programme and the partnership is taking place for the first time in Singapore.
The National Council of Social Service (NCSS), SG Enable, Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises (SCORE), Employment and Employability Institute (e2i), Institute of Technical Education (ITE), and other non-profit organisations are also part of the collaboration.
They will reach out to disadvantaged job seekers, who are out-of-work Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs), rank-and-file workers, ex-offenders, persons with disabilities, and youths, and link them up with industry mentors and recruiters.
The pilot programme will commence from January 2019, and job seekers will go through a half-day career coaching workshops throughout the year.
According to the statement, the workshops can be customised based on the following four areas:
- Personal branding: Building online profile so recruiters can find job seekers
- Social capital and mentorship: Building online connections, networks and finding mentors to help job seekers be more successful in their job search
- Access to LinkedIn Premium: Leveraging the platform for job searches with data analytics
- Access to LinkedIn Learning: Through LinkedIn Premium, they will also have access to LinkedIn Learning courses so that participants can upskill themselves with technical knowledge, as well as soft skills, depending on their career aspirations
Yesterday’s launch saw the first 12 participants experiencing first-hand coaching sessions with 12 mentors from LinkedIn.
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