Lifelong Learner Awards Extended to Cover Productivity for the First Time

Singapore, 2 Aug 2006 – The search for Singapore’s most passionate learners at this year’s Lifelong Learner Awards (LLA) will be extended to cover productivity to drive home the message that lifelong learning and skills upgrading, will not only enhance employability, but will add value to Singaporeans and companies. More than 20 awards will be given out to individuals and companies in recognition of their efforts to raise skills for greater employability and productivity.

Introduced for the first time, the Lifelong Learner Awards for Productivity aim to inspire individuals and companies to upgrade their skills by showing how they are more effective and efficient at their work through continuous learning.

The winners of the LLA for Productivity will be selected based on productivity achievements such as innovation, customer satisfaction, commitment to learning and applications of their learning to improve work processes and effectiveness.

This new award is the result of a partnership between MediaCorp Radio, Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA), the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and SRRING Singapore, to recognise those that have displayed and contributed to lifelong learning culture. It also showcases the close links between lifelong learning, workforce competitiveness and productivity.

The Lifelong Learning Awards will continue to recognise individuals who have upgraded themselves to stay relevant, advance in their jobs or switch to new careers. Companies will also be recognised for taking positive steps to upgrade their workforce so that they can continue to perform well on their jobs or take on different areas of work.

Over the past four years, 80 individuals and companies have received the LLA Awards. This year the NTUC and SPRING will also assist in identifying outstanding individuals and companies who have gone through programmes that support skills upgrading and job re-creation.

Like last year, the winners of this year’s LLA will receive their awards from President S R Nathan in a ceremony held in December this year.

Nominations for the Awards may be submitted from 3 August 2006 via:

  • Lifelong Learner Awards 2006 website at www.mediacorpradio.sg/LLA2006
  • Entry forms available at all roadshows organised by MediaCorp Radio’s 938LIVE, Capital 95.8FM, Warna 94.2FM and Oli 96.8FM
  • Entry forms available at Careerlink Centres and National Libraries.

Nominations will close on 1 October 2006, at 6pm.