Upgrade Yourself At Work With These Subsidised Online Courses!

In the past few years, the Singapore government has been heavily promoting ‘lifelong learning’, where employees continuously upgrade their skills. The aim is for the local workforce to be resilient to the changes brought about by disruptive technology such as Industry 4.0, but the effect of this is an influx of expensive courses and certificates offered by a long list of providers.

It can be confusing to find courses that seem relevant to your industry and that don’t cost an arm and a leg, so here’s our tip: check out the online platforms that are listed on SkillsFuture. Many courses are eligible for subsidy using the $500 credit each Singaporean has on SkillsFuture! And yes, this includes some foreign providers such as Udemy, Coursera, and more.

Here’s 6 providers and courses that will help job seekers looking for better roles in the F&B Industry, Hospitality Industry and Administrative Work:

1. Udemy – Excel Data Visualization & Dashboards: Excel Reporting

Data is the new currency for businesses. To be understand, implement and organise data is an invaluable skill. Regardless if you’re in marketing, sales or even a secretary role – data has some influence in the work you do. Try this Udemy course out for size.

2. Coursera – International Hospitality & Healthcare Services Marketing

Looking to switch to marketing within the hospitality industry? Use this Coursera course to learn more about the industry’s unique needs.

3. eCornell – Strategic Hospitality Management I: Formulating Strategy

Interested to know what goes on in the works of running a Hotel? This is definitely the course for you! Formulate strategy for the hospitality industry with this eCornell diploma.

4. edX Inc – Data Analysis: Building Your Own Business Dashboard

Obtaining and tracking data is one thing but to organise them in a way that is easier to understand is a skill not many people have! Learn how to build a dashboard to visualise data effectively in this edX course.

5. Coursera – The fundamentals of hotel distribution

When it comes to revenue management within hotels, analytics and data can form the backbone of consumer behaviour prediction. Learn more in this Coursera course.

6. eCornell – Foodservice Management: Menu Planning and Marketing & Merchandising Strategies

Think that menus are decided based on the whim of the chef? You’re wrong. Find out how to build a great menu in this eCornell course.

In the end, online courses are the way to go if you want to advance in the workplace without having to reduce your hours at work, so just search through the SkillsFuture website for the course/provider you want, and see if the course is available for a subsidy!

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