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mr gilbert Tan

Assistant Director-General
National Trades Union Congress (NTUC)
Training & Placement Division of NTUC
Ong Teng Cheong Labour Leadership Institute

Mr Gilbert Tan is the Assistant Director-General of NTUC since 2016.

As Director of NTUC Training & Placement Division, Mr Gilbert Tan drives workers’ training in tandem with companies’ transformation, via the formation of Company Training Committees and the adoption of the Operation & Technology Roadmap process. He is passionate in his role to better serve workers’ training and jobs matching needs under the Labour Movement’s Training and Placement ecosystem. He is also Director of the Ong Teng Cheong Labour Leadership Institute (OTCi) and oversees union leadership and training matters, strengthening and promotion of tripartism amongst key stakeholders in Singapore.

Mr Gilbert Tan joined NTUC’s e2i in 2009 to create solutions for better employment and employability through providing better jobs, developing better skills, and improving companies’ productivity and gain sharing for workers. During the period of his leadership till Dec 2021, e2i managed and operationalized NTUC Job Security Council, providing transition support to at-risk or displaced workers preemptively and businesses during fluctuating manpower needs. He pioneered partnerships with Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs), Trade Associations and Chambers, and community groups to bring career coaching, training advisory services and industry transformation solutions to more Singaporeans.

Mr Gilbert Tan is a Member of: Singapore Management University Academy Advisory Board; Ngee Ann Polytechnic Council; and Republic Polytechnic Board of Governors. 

Mr Gilbert Tan is also on the Board of Human Capital (Singapore) Pte Ltd and NCI Golf Pte Ltd. He is the Trustee of the Chemical Industries Employees’ Union (CIEU) and Tech Talent Assembly (TTAB).

He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2001 in MSRA, Recreation. He also completed the Advanced Management Program in Harvard Business School in 2018

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