Singapore announces transformation roadmap for training and adult education sector

Singapore has announced a slate of new initiatives to accelerate the transformation of the country's Training and Adult Education (TAE) sector. 

The new TAE Industry Digitalisation Plan (TAE IDP) is aimed at helping Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the TAE sector to adopt digital solutions for growth. 

The joint effort between SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and the Institute for Adult Learning (IAL) were launched at the biennial Adult Learning Symposium 2020 (ALS2020 Live), to be held over two days on August 13 and 14. 

The conference, which is being held online for the first time this year, is part of SkillsFuture Month 2020.

Photo courtesy: IMDA
Photo courtesy: IMDA

In May 2020, SSG and IMDA pre-approved a list of Learning Management System solutions to help training providers deliver online education content for their learners. The TAE IDP brings this further by providing a more comprehensive and systematic guide on other digital solutions and employee training that TAE SMEs can adopt to thrive in the digital economy.

“TAE SMEs today face a greater urgency to transform so that they can deliver timely training with safe distancing measures in place," said Lew Chuen Hong, Chief Executive Officer of IMDA. 

"The TAE IDP guides SMEs in using solutions like Digital Learning Platforms to achieve this, enabling them not just to continue operations despite COVID-19, but also grow to capture new markets with online education, both in Singapore and overseas."