Updated: 04/01/2014 02:14

WDA launches first nationwide learning campaign

WDA launches first nationwide learning campaign

The Singapore Workforce Development Agency or WDA will be setting up "Learning Cafes" as part of an inaugural nationwide campaign to promote lifelong learning among Singaporeans. 

These interactive pop-up cafes will not only be providing free coffees to walk-in guests, but they will also offer 17 bite-sized wide-ranging learning modules for those who're interested in picking up new skills. 

Among them - digital art, gift wrapping, table setting or even customer service or training skills. 

The first such cafe will be set up in Raffles Place on 22nd April, with subsequent ones in July and September this year. 

At the launch of the campaign this morning, WDA's Chief Executive, NG Cher Pong says the campaign hopes to help Singaporeans kick-start their learning journey. 

"I think different individuals have different barriers to learning, some have personal family commitments to tend to, for others, it may not neccessary result from where they are now, from example, a failure they encountered in the past. In terms of reaching out to more, breaking down barriers, certainly that's something that we'll be quite keen to do, get them excited about lifelong learning so that over time, they can take the first step to life long learning."

Besides learning cafes, the WDA is also calling on the public to make a commitment to learning by pledging online to pick up something new. 

Those Interested may do so atwww.learnnow.sg

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