Singapore's position as a regional technology hub is changing the type of jobs that are created
Recent investments in Singapore by Tencent (known for Wechat) and ByteDance (known for Tiktok) highlight Singapore's position as an emerging technology hub. On the surface, this may sound trivial as it is not the first and it certainty will not be the last MNC that has invested in Singapore. However, we see seismic shifts in the economy and thus the type of jobs available for Singaporeans in the years ahead.
These changes are happening now, and will only accelerate. Not convinced? Business Times has reported that Technology jobs in Singapore is growing over 20% with supply of talent barely able to keep up with demand. CNA and The Straits Times have both recently reported that Tencent and ByteDance are now seeking to fill hundreds of positions in data science, payments, ecommerce, development managers, and operation managers.
Just as we experienced a boom in engineering job creation during 90's as Singapore attracted manufacturing MNC's to set up their factories here, Singapore is now pivoting towards technology.
"Singapore cannot be a society that fears and rejects science and technology, for this will hold back progress and be the end of us”, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said during the Smart Nation Summit’s closing dialogue.
What can you do today to get your child ready for the coming technology boom?
Encourage children to be curious in technology
Early exposure to coding, data analytics, robotics, and artificial intelligence
Solid foundation in mathematics
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