Coding skills are increasing in prevalence for many positions in organizations in Singapore

By NTUC LearningHub

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 09:00 MYT

  • More than four in five employers (84%) say there is a growing need for employees in various positions and departments to have basic coding skills and knowledge.
  • Nearly a third of employers (31%) say that a large portion of positions across different departments in their organization require basic and advanced coding skills.
  • More than half of employers (53%) say the number of positions requiring basic coding skills or tech-lite jobs is increasing. Additionally, two in five employers (41%) say the number of jobs requiring advanced coding skills or tech-intensive jobs is increasing.

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – May 31, 2022 – With the rapid digitization of workplace processes today, more than four in five employers (84%) say there is a growing need for employees in various roles and departments to have skills and knowledge of coding basis. Nearly a third of employers (31%) reveal that more than 50% of positions within their organization require basic and advanced coding skills.

Here are some of the key takeaways from the program recently launched by NTUC LearningHub Industry Insights Report on Codingto learn about the importance of acquiring coding knowledge, the demand for tech-lite and tech-heavy roles, and the priority skills required of employees.
The report is based on a survey of 200 business leaders from various industries in Singapore and interviews with practitioners and industry experts from NTUC LearningHub and its training content partners. It also offers recommendations on how aspiring coders of varying backgrounds and skill levels can improve their coding skills to advance their careers.
Many employers are optimistic about the growth of tech-related jobs in Singapore. Half of employers surveyed (53%) say the number of positions requiring basic coding skills or tech-lite jobs is increasing. Similarly, two in five employers (41%) say the number of jobs requiring advanced coding skills or tech-intensive jobs is increasing.
Commenting on the report’s findings, NTUC LearningHub’s Infocomm Chief Technology Officer, Anthony Chew, said, “In today’s highly digitized world, the ability to code is an essential skill, even for non-technical employees, because it will allow them to create value for their organizations.As companies increasingly adopt the use of low-code platforms, it is now possible for business users to develop applications, perform data analysis, build machine learning models, and automate tasks. Plus, by learning to code, employees can communicate more effectively with technical teams and gain a better understanding of technology, which increases productivity. business efficiency when it comes to implementing digitization initiatives.”
Wen-Ming Wong, Vice President and General Manager for Southeast Asia, UiPath, said, “With the power to help organizations operate more strategically and maximize the potential of their teams, the Low-code automation is at the forefront of software development. Platforms are ushering in the future of work – a democratic, efficient and automated future. Adopting low-code tools increases business output and extends the practice of software development to less technically inclined people. Not only does it take responsibility for building application-level IT teams, but it also empowers employees who already want the ability to work more with automation. The automated enterprise is an autonomous enterprise, and low code is the key to unlocking it.
To download the Industry Insights report on coding, https://www.ntuclearninghub.com/coding-2022. To learn more about courses, training and grants, contact NTUC LearningHub at www.ntuclearninghub.com/.

About NTUC Learning Hub

NTUC LearningHub is Singapore’s leading provider of continuing education and training that aims to transform workers’ lifelong employability. Since our incorporation in 2004, we have worked with employers and individual learners to deliver learning solutions in areas such as Cloud, Infocomm Technology, Health, Employability and Literacy Excellence trade, occupational safety and health, security, human resources and training of foreign workers. .
To date, NTUC LearningHub has helped over 26,000 organizations and reached nearly 2.6 million training places in over 2,900 courses with a pool of around 900 certified trainers. As a provider of Total Learning Solutions for organizations, we also forge partnerships to deliver a wide range of end-to-end relevant training. In addition to in-person training, we also offer instructor-led, live virtual classes (VLC) and asynchronous e-learning. The NTUC LearningHub Learning eXperience (LXP) platform – a one-stop e-learning mobile application – delivers timely, small-sized and quality content for learners to improve their skills anytime and anywhere . Beyond learning, LXP also serves as a platform for job and skills development for workers and businesses.
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