Labor Attache Saul de Vries said OFWs in the city state have started  to “take the path toward the acquisition of IT-related skills to enable them to seize emerging IT-based employment opportunities” amidst the global pandemic.

In his report to Bello, De Vries said our OFWs “remain confident and believe they will withstand this unusually difficult and challenging times.”

On Monday, De Vries addressed the migrant workers online on POLO Services: Transcending Time” during a seminar organized by the Philippine Bayanihan Society Singapore (PBSS).

Conducted through Zoom and broadcast live via Facebook, the webinar served as a platform for Singapore-based OFWs to learn more about the programs of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) for OFWs.

The webinar, the POLO Singapore reported, has registered thousands of viewers not only in the city-state but also from Cambodia, Indonesia, and other parts of the world.