It was recently announced that NTUC has surpassed the 1 million mark for its members. In celebration, it has also launched a “Netflix-like” learning platform called the Learning eXperience Platform (LXP). Or the LXP, in short.
The “Netflix of learning” – the LXP
During NTUC’s Ordinary Delegates’ Conference held at the Resorts World Sentosa (RWS), DPM Heng Swee Keat congratulated the Labour Movement on reaching this significant milestone. He also announced the launch of the LXP, which is a skills platform where people can gain access to a wide variety of courses online. Dubbed the “Netflix of learning”, it works like the streaming platform – via a monthly subscription. The best part? SkillsFuture credits can be used to offset the costs of subscription for the LXP!
A timely tool during pandemic times
The launch of the LXP seems extra timely given the pandemic. More people have been staying home are likely to feel bored. Instead of binge-watching shows on Netflix, perhaps more can seize this opportunity to take up some online courses instead.
The wide array of courses offered are also in keeping with times, as there are courses on blockchain and even social media marketing.
What’s next for NTUC?
After reaching an important milestone of hitting 1 million members in 2021, NTUC must continue innovating and reinventing itself to keep up with times. The launch of the LXP is one way in which NTUC may engage younger Singaporeans. It would need to attract younger PME members into its fold, to gain more collective bargaining power that lets them champion workers’ rights.
During the Covid pandemic, we have also seen firsthand the importance of NTUC and unions. Amidst job instability, they have stepped in to protect jobs and negotiate with employers for better retrenchment packages for workers. It is with much hope that they will continue the good work and build upon it to benefit the future generations of employees.
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