Eric Tan started his training business in 1992 as a young entrepreneur. He has established himself as a leading subject matter expert in the environmental cleaning industry, having created more than 70 courses to support the various job types, levels, and technical roles in the industry.
Early in his career, Eric Tan, identified the need to organise the both the hard and soft skills training for the environmental cleaning, landscaping, and pest control company employees in a simplified and practical manner. This ensured the that the base understanding and application of skills was convenient and applicable to all levels of education background. To enhance the delivery of the training sessions in English, Eric Tan developed multi-language training aids in Mandarin and Malay to cater for the senior age group of employees in the industries.
Due to the recognition of his knowledge and expertise, Eric Tan was invited and has delivered environmental services training in China, India, Sri Lanka, and Malaysia over the past 20 years. He was also instrumental in signing up an Asia Pacific regional partnership with the City and Guilds, UK to represent them in conducting environmental services industry training from Level 1 Certificate in Cleaning and Support Services Skills to City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Cleaning Supervision Skills courses.
With such international recognition and partnership, he has built up a successful business over the last 30 years. On the average Eric Tan’s team trains more than 10,000 people annually. He also helped designed and deliver the only WSQ Diploma in Environmental Services (EVS) Level 4 program in Singapore for the owners, team leaders, supervisors, and managers in the environmental cleaning industry.
This track record provided the recognition in the industry and facilitated partnerships with the Environmental Management Association of Singapore (EMAS). Together with EMAS, he designed and helped to deliver the EMAS Dual Diploma program, which had both the WSQ Diploma in EVS Level 4 program and the City and Guilds, UK, Diploma. This was the first of its kind of program in Singapore for the industry.
Eric Tan has Master of Business Administration University of Wolverhampton, UK.