In aging Singapore, 65-year-olds learn how to program software


Most 65-year-olds would be wanting to wind down their careers as they hit retirement.

But in Singapore, that has one among the very best life expectations within the world at nearly 85 years and the government has long planned to lift the retirement age, employees are being pushed to be told new skills to remain productive.

Valerie Yeong-Tan, who’s worked for 47 years at Singapore Telecommunications Ltd., is one such example. She’s an administrator within the human resources department with no previous programming data, however, she was recently persuaded to require bot-building courses to boost her skills.

“Learning could be a womb-to-tomb method, and that I wish to stay my mind active,” the 65-year-old aforementioned in an interview at a brand new Singtel workplace in Singapore. “I conjointly hope to encourage and encourage the younger generation of employees, and show them that you simply will learn new skills despite however way you’re in your career.”

Yeong-Tan attended a four-day Bot Maker coaching course and a two-day Bot Maker Hackathon, each organized by Singtel, wherever the essential programming language was alien to her. currently she uses her new-found skills to modify work processes like doing reports, drafting budgets and alternative repetitive tasks, saving her hours in her day.

In Singapore, wherever productivity is falling because the working class gets older, employees are being inspired to adopt new skills for a digital world.

Government agencies like men Singapore and SkillsFuture Singapore run a variety of programs to assist employees to reskill and realize jobs. Last year, 431,000 Singaporeans created use of the SkillsFuture Credit — that subsidizes government-approved coaching courses — compared with 285,000 in 2017.

German technology big SAP SE last year partnered with government agencies and native instructional establishments to supply courses in an exceedingly program dubbed the SAP Skills University Singapore, targeted at mid-career professionals.


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