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Advance your career through skills upgrading

Relevant, Accessible and Affordable

WSQ allows individuals to take charge of their career advancement.

The WSQ system can help individuals in the following ways:

  • Plan career path and acquire new skills to enter a new sector or job role
  • Upgrade skills and advance career
  • Achieve qualifications and certifications that demonstrate skills sets to employers
  • Obtain portable credentials to improve employability and mobility
  • Assess and certify capabilities against industry-established work standards
WSQ develops skills and competencies in two aspects: Technical and Generic.
Technical Skills and Competencies Generic Skills and Competencies
Technical skills and competencies comprise occupation, job-specific skills and competencies that an individual needs to perform various job tasks. Generic skills and competencies refer to employability and transferable skills and competencies that are applicable across job roles. They help every individual adapt to new job demands and bring relevant skills across different jobs.

SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) embarked on a review of the GSCs in 2019 to formulate the new Critical Core Skills (CCS), which comprises a total of sixteen (16) competencies grouped into three (3) clusters of soft skills that workplaces deem most essential. In August 2020, SSG launched the 16 Critical Core Skills (CCS) for the Future Economy.

The CCS competencies identified are transferable skills that everyone in the workforce should possess in addition to the relevant TSCs in their sectors. For more information on CCS, please refer to the CCS webpage.