Mon, Oct 26, 2009
The Straits Times
Classes at BCA Academy based on demand

I REFER to Mr Jeremy Chian's Forum Online letter on Thursday, 'Long wait for a Spur course to upgrade skills'.

Training classes at the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Academy are generally started based on demand. To optimise training resources, there is a minimum size for each class.

This information is usually conveyed to potential trainees when they sign up for courses. We also inform the course applicants of the non-availability of a scheduled class if the waiting time is too long. We apologise to Mr Chian if he was unaware of this information and we will take immediate steps to ensure that such information is conveyed to all our course applicants in a timely manner.

The BCA Academy offers many Skills Programme for Upgrading and Resilience (Spur)-supported programmes. Some were over-subscribed while others, as mentioned by Mr Chian, could not start as the minimum class size was not met.

We note Mr Chian's interest in working in the construction and renovation line, and we will contact him to see how we can assist him to obtain certification in the relevant training courses.

Cheng Tai Fatt

Deputy Managing Director (Corporate Services)

BCA Academy

This article was first published in The Straits Times.

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