1) Today, the National Taxi Association (NTA) and ComfortDelGro Taxi signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to form a Training Committee for Cabbies to provide relevant digital training so that they can keep up with technological changes and seize opportunities in the industry.
2) The taxi industry has undergone rapid digital transformation over the last few years. As commuters rely lesser on street hail and cash payments, cabbies must know how to make use of relevant apps and other technological tools to find passengers to secure passenger bookings and locate passengers, collect payment of fare, pay for parking, transact with taxi operator, rent taxi vehicles, and navigate around the island in the most efficient manner. The Training Committee will help raise awareness on job opportunities created by technology, gather feedback about current training plans, identify training gaps required to seize those opportunities and facilitate cabbies to attend training.
First Step is to Send 10,000 Cabbies for a Customised SFDW Course by 2020
3) For a start, ComfortDelGro Taxi has committed to sending 10,000 cabbies for a customised SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace (SFDW) course, which is supported by early partners NTUC’s e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) and NTUC LearningHub (NTUC LHUB). SFDW is part of a national initiative by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) to help equip Singaporeans with the mindset and basic functional skills to prepare for the future economy.