SkillsFuture Credit helped more than 285,000 Singaporean citizens in 2017

In a novel gesture of support from the Singaporean government, SkillsFuture Credit has helped more than 285,000 citizens of the island nation.

The credit is given to Singaporeans who apply for classes and workshops to enhance their skills which are accredited by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG).

In addition to this, more than 2,400 award recipients have received the SkillsFuture Study Award in the last year. The award is given to mid-career Singaporeans who are interested in deepening specialist skills needed by future economic growth sectors or in areas of demand. 

More than 285,000 citizens of Singapore have benefitted from SkillsFuture Credit in 2017.
More than 285,000 citizens of Singapore have benefitted from SkillsFuture Credit in 2017. Photo: Connected to India

Further, more than 4,600 Singaporeans have participated in the SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace which helps to equip Singaporeans with the basic functional skills to prepare for the future economy.

These figures were announced during a media briefing by SSG today.

The Education (Training and Adult Education) Industry Transformation Map was also launched today which will provide guidance to professionalise and strengthen the capabilities of the Training and Adult Education (TAE) industry. 

The Transformation Map has been developed in collaboration with tripartite partners and it will focus on three areas – innovation, productivity and jobs and skills. 

TAE providers will be supported in driving innovation such as providing training that is tightly integrated with business solutions to support business performance and meet the skills needs of the industries they serve.

For deepening skills of Singaporeans, SSG said it will continue to support TAE providers in enhancing the recognition, career and skills pathways for adult educators. 

SSG said that there are currently more than 800 professionals in the TAE industry and more are expected to come onboard.

SSG has also introduced Training Exchange in MySkillsFuture Portal - a comprehensive listing of the courses to help individuals make informed training choices. Individuals can also provide views and feedback using a community feedback feature.

Training Exchange has been introduced to increase productivity of the individuals.

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