Parliamentary Replies

November 20, 2018

SkillsFuture study awards

Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament

Ms Irene Quay Siew Ching, Nominated Member of Parliament

Question

To ask the Minister for Education what are the key performance indicators and the percentage of these indicators that have been met under the $19.91 million programme for the SkillsFuture FY17/18 study awards.

Response

1. The SkillsFuture Study Awards encourage Singaporeans to develop and deepen specialist skills in areas of demand. They are nominated and awarded by government agencies overseeing various sectors. As at Sep 2018, about 2,300 study awards have been given out over the last two years across 40 areas of specialisation such as Air Transport, Early Childhood Care & Education, Infocomm Technology and Logistics.

2. We will monitor the training outcomes of award recipients after they have completed their course of study. These could include expanded job responsibilities or enhanced job performance resulting from the training. However, this data is not yet available as most award recipients either are still pursuing, or have only recently completed, their training. We intend to make public the information once they are available.