As part of the tradition, Lunar New Year was certainly a reason for celebration and the tradition of “Lo Hei” (??) was something which cannot be missed out in such an occasion, with our President of SFIC, Mr Ernie Koh, our esteemed Guest of Honour, Mr Lim Swee Say, Minister in Prime Minister’s Office and Secretary – General for National Trade Union Congress and our members on the 6th of February 2014 at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel.

At this year’s celebration luncheon, SFIC Institute, a subsidiary of the Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC), together with National Trades Union Congress’ e2i (Employment and Employability Institute), the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) and The Polytechnic of Western Australia (PWA), have jointly launched a comprehensive apprenticeship programme to develop a pool of skilled local carpenters for the Singapore furniture industry.