Updates on SkillsFuture and Adapt & Grow Programmes

Published Date: 02 October 2017 12:00 AM

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Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament

Mr Patrick Tay Teck Guan, West Coast GRC

Question

To ask the Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) whether the Ministry will consider issuing an infographic annually to update individuals and companies of their usage of national manpower, training and upgrading schemes and subsidies such as those under Adapt and Grow and SkillsFuture.

Response

1. Agencies such as SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) and Workforce Singapore (WSG) actively promote their schemes and programmes to encourage take up. They do so with the help of industry associations and unions. We also encourage employers to invest in the workforce, and to build companies’ capabilities to invest in human capital development. This is done through programmes such as the SkillsFuture Leadership Development Initiative, and the SkillsFuture SME Mentors programme.

2. Later this year, we will launch the MySkillsFuture portal to empower Singaporeans to chart their own career and learning pathways. Individuals will be able to use MySkillsFuture to regularly check on their usage of their SkillsFuture Credit. We will also be launching the SkillsFuture Advice for Individuals programme to provide advice at the community level on how Singaporeans can benefit from the different SkillsFuture and Adapt and Grow programmes.

3. Given the various outreach efforts, and that the schemes are constantly evolving, we do not plan to issue individualised updates on annual utilisation of such programmes. However, we certainly hope that individuals and companies take an active interest in upgrading themselves, and leverage on various programs and schemes.

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