“This is the first important step that could lead me to the job that suits my talent”: Mid-career worker on her decision to switch industries

When Lisa Dani was considering a career switch, the Logistics & Supply Chain industry appealed to her because of its ever-changing landscape. Influence of modern technology in Logistics & Supply Chain intrigues her most.

So after more than eight years working in a finance role, she decided to make a bold move in July 2018. Ms Lisa, now 47-years old, joined Sol Agri Resources, a Singapore-based global food company as a Supply Chain & Logistics Executive and continues to work in the company after her graduation. 

With her company’s support, Lisa was enrolled in the Professional Conversion Programme (PCPs) at Supply Chain and Logistics Academy (SCALA).

The programme is a partnership with SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) and Workforce Singapore (WSG) to offer PCPs to train mid-career switchers to become qualified professionals. More than a thousand locals have participated in this programme since its first launch in 2016.

“I decided to switch because I want to embark on a new journey of self-discovery. I want to learn new skills and take proactive steps to take my career a step further.” said Lisa.

The executive also added that the learning curve is steep, and she sometimes finds herself hard-pressed to keep up with more experienced colleagues.

Conversion programme conducted at SCALA
(Image taken before the pandemic) 

Despite the current competitive job market and the need to adapt to changes, Ms Lisa believes that the logistics and supply chain training courses at SCALA can equip her with insightful knowledge, useful for her career in the logistics industry.

SCALA is an industry-level academy committed to helping organisations unleash the hidden value in their supply chain by helping talent from outside the industry gain a foothold in it. SCALA’s vision is to become the standard for practical, hands-on training of logistics and supply chain industry in Singapore and the region.

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