New council to upskill Shell employees in Singapore

Article by Amanda Doyle

SHELL has partnered with the Singapore Shell Employees’ Union (SSEU) to set up a council focussed on retraining and upskilling employees for future roles as part of the company’s plans to repurpose its core business to cut emissions.   

Shell and SSEU signed an MOU to create the Joint Capability Council (JCC) which aims to train staff for future roles as Shell changes its core business as part of its plans to be net zero by 2050. Shell aims to cut its CO2 emissions in Singapore by around a third by 2030.

The JCC will build on existing learning programmes by addressing training gaps. Courses will be developed in areas including adaptive skills, digital literacy, and data analytics, with the first phase offering training to more than 500 process and maintenance technicians. The training plans will benefit around 1,250 employees across all Shell businesses.

Munirman Abdul Manaf, General Secretary of SSEU, said: “The SSEU is committed to helping our workers upskill and build new competencies. The JCC is a timely initiative in view of the digitalisation trend and Shell’s transformation plans. With the setup of the JCC, the Union will continue to work closely with the management to drive efforts in training and help our workers to remain gainfully employed.”

Aw Kah Peng, Chairman of Shell Companies in Singapore, said, “As we repurpose our business to navigate change through the energy transition, Shell is also strengthening the culture of a ‘learner mindset’ across our organisation. This will help us to innovate and not be afraid to try new things, learn together from challenges and successes, and collectively achieve better outcomes and performance.”

Article by Amanda Doyle

Staff Reporter, The Chemical Engineer

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