Demand for Tech-Lite Talent with Coding Skills Continues to Rise as Companies Increase the Digitization of Their Business Processes | Taiwan News

  • Employers are looking to hire tech roles over the next two years, with 73% looking to hire tech-lite roles requiring basic coding skills
  • Coding skills will help employees “stay relevant in an increasingly digital and automated job market” (62%), “improve employee performance” (60%) and “increase career prospects and employee growth” (55%)
  • The positions most coveted by employers are business analyst (23%), statistical analyst (22%) and data mining and modeling specialist (21%).

SINGAPORE – Media outreach – July 8, 2022 – With the growing emphasis on digitizing business processes to improve workflow efficiency, employers are increasingly adopting technologies involving coding skills, which are the core competency of professionals to identify and measure problems and make decisions based on data. More than half (53%) of employers surveyed cited the growing number of tech-lite jobs that require basic coding skills, and 73% of employers are looking to fill tech-lite positions in the next two years .

Here are some of the key takeaways from the program recently launched by NTUC LearningHub Industry Insights Report on Codingto learn about the importance of acquiring coding knowledge, the demand for tech-lite and tech-heavy roles, and the priority skills required of employees.

The report is based on a survey of 200 business leaders from various industries in Singapore and interviews with practitioners and industry experts from NTUC LearningHub and its training content partners. It also offers recommendations on how aspiring coders of varying backgrounds and skill levels can improve their coding skills.

A strong majority of employers (84%) agree that there is a growing need for employees in various roles to learn basic coding skills. Nearly a third of them (28%) said that a large part of the roles within their organization required some knowledge of coding.

Although 51% of business leaders believe a traditional college degree is important when considering candidates with coding skills, more than half are open to hiring candidates who don’t. may not have the relevant education (67%) or relevant work experience (65%) but have taken professional training and certification in coding.

Additionally, employers are also looking for talent with essential skills such as problem solving (69%), communication (58%) and digital literacy (52%) as they are complementary to technical skills. an efficient coder.

Commenting on the report’s findings, NTUC LearningHub’s Director of Infocomm Technology, Anthony Chew, said, “Tech-lite coding skills can be learned by beginners with a keen interest in technology and can be applied horizontally across different fields. and industries. For example, marketing professionals can learn basic coding skills to automate rudimentary marketing processes using robotic process automation. Our insights indicate there is high demand for tech-lite roles , and while digitally savvy candidates may qualify for such roles, candidates who possess industry-recognized coding certifications have an added advantage and will be in a better position to advance their careers. Therefore, now is the time for workers who want to improve their employability to seize the opportunity by learning basic coding skills. In the meantime, employers should consider sending their current workforce for coding training as an investment. At NTUC LearningHub, we have different levels There are coding training programs for the diverse needs of our learners.

To download the Industry Insights Coding report, https://www.ntuclearninghub.com/coding-2022. To learn more about courses, training and grants, contact NTUC LearningHub at www.ntuclearninghub.com/.

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NTUC LearningHub is Singapore’s leading provider of continuing education and training that aims to transform workers’ lifelong employability. Since our incorporation in 2004, we have worked with employers and individual learners to deliver learning solutions in areas such as Cloud, Infocomm Technology, Health, Employability and Literacy Excellence trade, occupational safety and health, security, human resources and training of foreign workers. .

To date, NTUC LearningHub has helped over 26,000 organizations and reached nearly 2.6 million training places in over 2,900 courses with a pool of around 900 certified trainers. As a provider of Total Learning Solutions for organizations, we also forge partnerships to deliver a wide range of end-to-end relevant training. In addition to in-person training, we also offer instructor-led, live virtual classes (VLC) and asynchronous e-learning. The NTUC LearningHub Learning eXperience (LXP) platform – a one-stop e-learning mobile application – delivers timely, small-sized and quality content for learners to improve their skills anytime and anywhere . Beyond learning, LXP also serves as a platform for job and skills development for workers and businesses.

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