SINGAPORE, 8 January 2017 – More than 126,000 Singaporeans have used the SkillsFuture Credit to up-skill or re-skill themselves by end December 2016, in the first year of this scheme. 34% of them have tapped on their SkillsFuture Credit more than once. The number of training courses eligible for the SkillsFuture Credit has also increased steadily from more than 10,000 in January 2016 to over 18,000 by December 2016
Singapore, 20 Dec 2016 – The SkillsFuture Fellowships and the SkillsFuture Employer Awards are now open for application. SkillsFuture Singapore announced that individuals and employers who meet the pre-requisites can submit their nominations by 30 April 2017 through the SkillsFuture website at www.skillsfuture.sg from 20 December 2016.
Singapore, 25 November 2016 – The Taskforce for Responsible Retrenchment and Employment Facilitation, was set up in March 2016 to provide timely and effective assistance to retrenched individuals and ensure that employers treat their workers fairly if retrenchment is inevitable. Led by Workforce Singapore (WSG) and comprising representatives from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and Employment and Employability Institute (e2i).
Singapore, 12 November 2016 – Two new SkillsFuture Awards, the SkillsFuture Fellowships and the SkillsFuture Employer Awards, will be available for application from Mid-December 2016 to recognise individuals who have developed skills mastery and employers who are exemplary in investing in their employees’ skills development respectively.
Singapore, 12 November 2016 – For the first time, the Lifelong Learning Festival 2016 (LLF 2016), will be held over a two-week period with a range of activities planned across the island. The festival is aimed at building a culture of lifelong learning in support of the SkillsFuture Movement.
7 November 2016, Singapore –The Singapore Polytechnic, Workforce Singapore and Agilent Technologies launched a new collaborative Lean Enterprise Development (LED) project known as Industry Development, Enhancement and Advancement Programme for Small and Medium Enterprises (IDEAS) today, to help SMEs in the different industries improve the efficiency and productivity of their product testing and development efforts.