SkillsFuture is a national movement that provides opportunities for all Singaporeans to develop to their fullest potential at different stages of their lives. Regardless of your starting point, you can realise your goals and aspirations through a holistic system of education and training.
Whether you are a student, a working adult starting out in your career, a professional in your mid-career, or an experienced worker in your silver years – you can access a wealth of resources to help you attain skills mastery. Skills mastery is not about paper qualifications or traditional definitions of success. Instead, it is about continually striving towards excellence through knowledge, application, and experience.
Nurturing a culture of lifelong learning together with the skills, passion and contributions of every individual will drive Singapore’s next phase of development towards an advanced economy and inclusive society.
1. Help individuals to make well-informed choices in education, training and careers
With the development of a full system of guidance, everyone will be equipped to make better choices in their education, training, and career. It will start with educational counselling in schools and extend throughout an individual’s working life.
Through collaborations between the Government, industry, and institutions, individuals will have exposure to a wide range of occupations and industries from a young age. They will also have access to ongoing information about the changing needs of the labour market.
2. Develop an integrated, high-quality system of education and training that responds to constantly evolving industry needs
Education and training will be reviewed on a regular basis to ensure that a sound and broad-based education for the young is complemented with full menus of continual learning options – including opportunities to develop new specialisations.
3. Promote employer recognition and career development based on skills and mastery
Employers will be involved in designing and implementing a framework to enable employees to advance in their careers through skills ladders.
4. Foster a culture that supports and celebrates lifelong learning
This will involve a long-term effort to respect every job for its requisite skills, and value the achievements of individuals who attain mastery in their own fields. It will also promote the habit of learning throughout life – for work as well as for personal development and interest.