Programmes For You

SkillsFuture programmes for you

Students

How do you decide which education and career path is right for you? Planning for the future can be enriching and challenging – especially when the possibilities are limitless.

Discover what suits you by reflecting on your passions, strengths and interests at different stages in your life. Then plan a route that allows you to pursue learning or career opportunities that are true to your skills and abilities.

Whichever path you choose, your future success depends on more than the right qualifications. Instead, make it your goal to explore opportunities for lifelong learning and to build deep skills that enable you to grow as a specialist – no matter what you do. As you continue to develop the relevant knowledge and skills, the future is wide open because your skills are your most valuable asset.

The Next Bound of SkillsFuture

The Next Bound of SkillsFuture will strengthen efforts that continue to remain important since the foundational phase of the movement, and pursue new areas of focus, such as placing greater emphases on employers and enterprises, as well as addressing career transition concerns among mid-career Singaporeans.

SkillsFuture Work-Study Programmes

Work-study programmes offer valuable opportunities for individuals to deepen their skills in their chosen fields as they enter the workforce.

Enhanced Internships

Enhanced Internships will be rolled out to two-thirds of polytechnic courses and half of ITE courses over the next two years, so that students can learn through meaningful work assignments and industry exposure to deepen and apply both technical and soft skills. This will also help students make better career choices through real-world exposure to the industries.

SkillsFuture Work-Study Post-Graduate Programmes

Individuals in these programmes will spend time working on industry projects in their companies while completing postgraduate modules and complementary applied research work.

SkillsFuture Series

The SkillsFuture Series is a curated list of short, industry-relevant training programmes that focus on emerging skills. As a start, we have identified eight categories under the SkillsFuture Series: (i) data analytics, (ii) finance, (iii) tech-enabled services, (iv) digital media, (v) cyber security, (vi) entrepreneurship, (vii) advanced manufacturing, and (viii) urban solutions.

MySkillsFuture

MySkillsFuture is a one-stop education, training and career guidance online portal that will empower every Singaporean to plan their lifelong learning journeys. They can discover their interests, abilities and career aspirations, and explore various education pathways before they enter the workforce. For individuals in their mid-careers, MySkillsFuture serves to inform individuals of skills that they may need to remain relevant in the workforce, and suitable training opportunities to plug skills gaps. MySkillsFuture is also for all students (starting from Primary 5) from MOE schools and PSEIs.

SkillsFuture Work-Study Certificate

The Work-Study Certificate (WSCert) is part of the suite of SkillsFuture Work-Study Programmes offered by Institute of Higher Learning (IHLs) and appointed private providers, as well as the industry. WSCert provide individuals with more opportunities, to develop new skills and knowledge, and build on what they have acquired in school, through a work-study arrangement.

SkillsFuture Work-Study Diploma

SkillsFuture Work-Study Post-Diploma

Under this programme, fresh polytechnic graduates will get placed with employers and learn through structured on-the-job training and institution based training. Employers can receive up to $15,000 to offset the cost of developing and providing the structured training.

SkillsFuture Work-Study Degree

The SkillsFuture Work-Study Degree Programmes allow students to acquire deep technical and essential generic skills, which will facilitate the students’ transition from the universities to the workplace after graduation.

TechSkills Accelerator(TeSA)

TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA) is a framework of initiatives for professional development for current information and communications technology (ICT) professionals and non-ICT professionals to upgrade and acquire new skills and domain knowledge that are in demand, and to stay competitive and meet the challenges of a fast-moving digital landscape. Employers in ICT and non-ICT companies can leverage on TeSA’s programmes to attract fresh or mid-career professionals to their companies, or to equip existing employees with the relevant ICT skills.

Employees (Early Career)

Technology and globalization will continue to change the nature of jobs around the world at a rapid pace. To pursue your passions in this competitive climate, you need to invest in developing the right skills.

At the start of your new career, you will discover exciting challenges and new opportunities to learn and grow professionally. The right qualifications may give you a firm foundation. But to secure a head start, you need to amplify existing skills, continually acquire new ones and build on the relevant experience, to keep up with the times.

The Next Bound of SkillsFuture

The Next Bound of SkillsFuture will strengthen efforts that continue to remain important since the foundational phase of the movement, and pursue new areas of focus, such as placing greater emphases on employers and enterprises, as well as addressing career transition concerns among mid-career Singaporeans.

SkillsFuture Work-Study Programmes

Work-study programmes offer valuable opportunities for individuals to deepen their skills in their chosen fields as they enter the workforce.

SkillsFuture Study Awards

This programme is for those in their early and mid-career so they can develop and deepen their skills in future growth clusters. A monetary award of S$5000 will be given to over 500 study awards recipients from October 2015, with up to 2,000 study awards given annually at a later stage.

Education and Career Guidance

With the help of trained ECG counsellors, students in secondary schools will be exposed to a wide range of education and career options, and given opportunities to make informed post-secondary education choices. This will continue in ITE, polytechnics, junior colleges and universities to help students make informed choices for their careers.

SkillsFuture Work-Study Post-Graduate Programmes

Individuals in these programmes will spend time working on industry projects in their companies while completing postgraduate modules and complementary applied research work.

SkillsFuture Series

The SkillsFuture Series is a curated list of short, industry-relevant training programmes that focus on emerging skills. As a start, we have identified eight categories under the SkillsFuture Series: (i) data analytics, (ii) finance, (iii) tech-enabled services, (iv) digital media, (v) cyber security, (vi) entrepreneurship, (vii) advanced manufacturing, and (viii) urban solutions.

MySkillsFuture

MySkillsFuture is a one-stop education, training and career guidance online portal that will empower every Singaporean to plan their lifelong learning journeys. They can discover their interests, abilities and career aspirations, and explore various education pathways before they enter the workforce. For individuals in their mid-careers, MySkillsFuture serves to inform individuals of skills that they may need to remain relevant in the workforce, and suitable training opportunities to plug skills gaps. MySkillsFuture is also for all students (starting from Primary 5) from MOE schools and PSEIs.

SkillsFuture Advice

SkillsFuture Advice is a community outreach initiative to help Singaporeans understand the importance of career planning and skills upgrading, and how to tap on the various resources available. View more about the initiative and Start Your SkillsFuture Journey Today!

SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace

The SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace programme aims to prepare the workforce with the right skills and mindset to take advantage of the opportunities in the future economy.

Skills Framework

The Skills Framework is developed for the Singapore workforce by the government together with employers, unions, and professional bodies. It provides up-to-date information on employment, career pathways, occupations, job roles, existing and emerging skills, as well as relevant education and training programmes. Employers can use the Skills Framework to design progressive human resource practices to recognise skills and make informed decisions on skills investment.

SkillsFuture Qualification Award

This award recognises the efforts of Singapore Citizens in attaining WSQ full qualifications, which equip them with comprehensive and robust sets of skills to perform their jobs competently, pursue career progression and explore new job opportunities.

SkillsFuture Work-Study Degree

The SkillsFuture Work-Study Degree Programmes allow students to acquire deep technical and essential generic skills, which will facilitate the students’ transition from the universities to the workplace after graduation.

TechSkills Accelerator(TeSA)

TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA) is a framework of initiatives for professional development for current information and communications technology (ICT) professionals and non-ICT professionals to upgrade and acquire new skills and domain knowledge that are in demand, and to stay competitive and meet the challenges of a fast-moving digital landscape. Employers in ICT and non-ICT companies can leverage on TeSA’s programmes to attract fresh or mid-career professionals to their companies, or to equip existing employees with the relevant ICT skills.

SkillsFuture Credit

SkillsFuture Credit aims to encourage individual ownership of skills development and lifelong learning. Introduced in 2015, all Singaporeans aged 25 and above will receive an opening credit of S$500.

Employees (Mid-Career)

We can all future-proof our careers by constantly seeking to deepen our skills, knowledge and experience beyond our current qualifications and expertise. Aside from personal growth, this will spur us to attain skills mastery and remain relevant in our field of work and industry.

No matter what job you hold or where you are at in your careers, lifelong learning will be the new norm in our work and our lives. It will enable us to enhance ourselves professionally and prepare us to explore unchartered territory. Everyone must aspire to be an expert, in any job. Your skills are your asset for future success.

The Next Bound of SkillsFuture

The Next Bound of SkillsFuture will strengthen efforts that continue to remain important since the foundational phase of the movement, and pursue new areas of focus, such as placing greater emphases on employers and enterprises, as well as addressing career transition concerns among mid-career Singaporeans.

SkillsFuture Work-Study Programmes

Work-study programmes offer valuable opportunities for individuals to deepen their skills in their chosen fields as they enter the workforce.

SkillsFuture Study Awards

This programme is for those in their early and mid-career so they can develop and deepen their skills in future growth clusters. A monetary award of S$5000 will be given to over 500 study awards recipients from October 2015, with up to 2,000 study awards given annually at a later stage.

Education and Career Guidance

With the help of trained ECG counsellors, students in secondary schools will be exposed to a wide range of education and career options, and given opportunities to make informed post-secondary education choices. This will continue in ITE, polytechnics, junior colleges and universities to help students make informed choices for their careers.

SkillsFuture Work-Study Post-Graduate Programmes

Individuals in these programmes will spend time working on industry projects in their companies while completing postgraduate modules and complementary applied research work.

SkillsFuture Series

The SkillsFuture Series is a curated list of short, industry-relevant training programmes that focus on emerging skills. As a start, we have identified eight categories under the SkillsFuture Series: (i) data analytics, (ii) finance, (iii) tech-enabled services, (iv) digital media, (v) cyber security, (vi) entrepreneurship, (vii) advanced manufacturing, and (viii) urban solutions.

MySkillsFuture

MySkillsFuture is a one-stop education, training and career guidance online portal that will empower every Singaporean to plan their lifelong learning journeys. They can discover their interests, abilities and career aspirations, and explore various education pathways before they enter the workforce. For individuals in their mid-careers, MySkillsFuture serves to inform individuals of skills that they may need to remain relevant in the workforce, and suitable training opportunities to plug skills gaps. MySkillsFuture is also for all students (starting from Primary 5) from MOE schools and PSEIs.

SkillsFuture Advice

SkillsFuture Advice is a community outreach initiative to help Singaporeans understand the importance of career planning and skills upgrading, and how to tap on the various resources available. View more about the initiative and Start Your SkillsFuture Journey Today!

SkillsFuture Fellowships

The SkillsFuture Fellowship is a tripartite initiative that recognises Singapore Citizens who have acquired deep skills through significant work experience in particular industries or job functions, are champions of lifelong learning and are committed to contributing to the skills development of others. Award recipients will receive a monetary award of S$10,000 each to support their journey towards skills mastery in their respective field.

SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace

The SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace programme aims to prepare the workforce with the right skills and mindset to take advantage of the opportunities in the future economy.

Skills Framework

The Skills Framework is developed for the Singapore workforce by the government together with employers, unions, and professional bodies. It provides up-to-date information on employment, career pathways, occupations, job roles, existing and emerging skills, as well as relevant education and training programmes. Employers can use the Skills Framework to design progressive human resource practices to recognise skills and make informed decisions on skills investment.

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

All Singaporeans aged 40 and above will receive up to 90% course fee subsidy for SSG-supported courses, and at least 90% of programme cost for MOE-subsidised full-time and part-time courses, including modular courses in publicly funded post-secondary education institutions and additional reductions in MOE-funded diploma and degree courses. This is an additional 20 to 40 per cent increase in subsidy for SSG-funded courses at the PME level and a 6 to 20 per cent increase for diploma and degree courses subsidised by MOE.

SkillsFuture Qualification Award

This award recognises the efforts of Singapore Citizens in attaining WSQ full qualifications, which equip them with comprehensive and robust sets of skills to perform their jobs competently, pursue career progression and explore new job opportunities.

SkillsFuture Work-Study Degree

The SkillsFuture Work-Study Degree Programmes allow students to acquire deep technical and essential generic skills, which will facilitate the students’ transition from the universities to the workplace after graduation.

TechSkills Accelerator(TeSA)

TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA) is a framework of initiatives for professional development for current information and communications technology (ICT) professionals and non-ICT professionals to upgrade and acquire new skills and domain knowledge that are in demand, and to stay competitive and meet the challenges of a fast-moving digital landscape. Employers in ICT and non-ICT companies can leverage on TeSA’s programmes to attract fresh or mid-career professionals to their companies, or to equip existing employees with the relevant ICT skills.

Additional SkillsFuture Credit (Mid-Career Support)

To improve individuals’ access to career transition programmes, an additional SkillsFuture Credit top-up of $500 will be provided to every Singapore Citizen (SC) aged 40 to 60 as at 31 Dec 2020.

SkillsFuture Credit

SkillsFuture Credit aims to encourage individual ownership of skills development and lifelong learning. Introduced in 2015, all Singaporeans aged 25 and above will receive an opening credit of S$500.

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Support Package

The new SkillsFuture Mid-Career Support Package aims to create more career transition opportunities for locals in their 40s to 50s, and help them remain employable and be able to access good jobs. By 2025, we aim to double the annual placements for this group through reskilling programmes to 5,500 through the following initiatives.

Employers

People are the greatest asset of any business, so companies need effective strategies to attract and retain valued employees. More than ever, employees with the right attitude, knowledge and deep skills will determine whether an organisation thrives in an increasingly competitive business climate.

To overcome the labour crunch, strengthen your talent pool. Enable all employees to excel and discover opportunities to fulfill their potential with training and career advancement opportunities. Offer recognition and rewards to all levels of staff to achieve skills mastery. Their enhanced skills become an asset to them and to you as they further their contribution to the company and the industry at large.

For a comprehensive overview of employer programmes, please visit here.

The Next Bound of SkillsFuture

The Next Bound of SkillsFuture will strengthen efforts that continue to remain important since the foundational phase of the movement, and pursue new areas of focus, such as placing greater emphases on employers and enterprises, as well as addressing career transition concerns among mid-career Singaporeans.

SkillsFuture Work-Study Programmes

Work-study programmes offer valuable opportunities for individuals to deepen their skills in their chosen fields as they enter the workforce.

Productivity Solutions Grant (SkillsFuture Training Subsidy)

The PSG (SFTS) helps fund training for your employees. It covers 70% of out-of-pocket training expenses incurred by companies, capped at $10,000 per eligible company.

SkillsFuture Study Awards

This programme is for those in their early and mid-career so they can develop and deepen their skills in future growth clusters. A monetary award of S$5000 will be given to over 500 study awards recipients from October 2015, with up to 2,000 study awards given annually at a later stage.

SkillsFuture Work-Study Certificate

The Work-Study Certificate (WSCert) is part of the suite of SkillsFuture Work-Study Programmes offered by Institute of Higher Learning (IHLs) and appointed private providers, as well as the industry. WSCert provide individuals with more opportunities, to develop new skills and knowledge, and build on what they have acquired in school, through a work-study arrangement.

SkillsFuture Work-Study Diploma

SkillsFuture Work-Study Post-Diploma

Under this programme, fresh polytechnic graduates will get placed with employers and learn through structured on-the-job training and institution based training. Employers can receive up to $15,000 to offset the cost of developing and providing the structured training.

SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace

The SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace programme aims to prepare the workforce with the right skills and mindset to take advantage of the opportunities in the future economy.

SkillsFuture Leadership Development Initiative

The SkillsFuture Leadership Development Initiative (LDI) aims to develop the next generation of Singaporean business leaders by supporting aspiring Singaporeans in acquiring critical leadership competencies and experiences through company in-house programmes or sectoral corporate leadership programmes.

Skills Framework

The Skills Framework is developed for the Singapore workforce by the government together with employers, unions, and professional bodies. It provides up-to-date information on employment, career pathways, occupations, job roles, existing and emerging skills, as well as relevant education and training programmes. Employers can use the Skills Framework to design progressive human resource practices to recognise skills and make informed decisions on skills investment.

TechSkills Accelerator(TeSA)

TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA) is a framework of initiatives for professional development for current information and communications technology (ICT) professionals and non-ICT professionals to upgrade and acquire new skills and domain knowledge that are in demand, and to stay competitive and meet the challenges of a fast-moving digital landscape. Employers in ICT and non-ICT companies can leverage on TeSA’s programmes to attract fresh or mid-career professionals to their companies, or to equip existing employees with the relevant ICT skills.

Training and Adult Education Sector Transformation Plan (TAESTP)

The Training and Adult Education Sector Transformation Plan (TAESTP) identifies key focal areas and recommendations for the TAE sector. It articulates the way forward as the TAE sector embarks on delivering Continuing Education and Training (CET), tapping on the opportunities created by SkillsFuture.

Hiring Incentive

Employers play a key role in supporting career transitions. The new hiring incentive aims to encourage more employers to step up efforts to recruit, retrain and retain mature workers.

National Centre of Excellence for Workplace Learning

The National Centre of Excellence for Workplace Learning (NACE) aims to help companies build and develop their workplace learning capabilities, solutions and systems through training and consultancy projects.

SkillsFuture Enterprise Credit

The SkillsFuture Enterprise Credit encourages employers to invest in both enterprise and workforce transformation. Eligible firms will receive a one-off $10,000 credit to cover up to 90% of out-of-pocket expenses for supportable enterprise development and workforce transformation programmes.

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Support Package

The new SkillsFuture Mid-Career Support Package aims to create more career transition opportunities for locals in their 40s to 50s, and help them remain employable and be able to access good jobs. By 2025, we aim to double the annual placements for this group through reskilling programmes to 5,500 through the following initiatives.

Training Providers

Training providers, working together with other partners in the Continuing Education and Training (CET) ecosystem, need to keep up with the technological advances and globalization to meet the demands of the economy driven by innovation and productivity. You are a critical agent in equipping the workforce with wide spectrum of relevant skills required to be effective and excel at work.

To design and deliver quality training that is relevant in today’s workplace, you need to work closely with industry partners to review, evaluate and identify skills and competencies required for the jobs today and tomorrow. With the use of technology, you will also need to innovate and transform course delivery to build a pervasive learning culture that is flexible, accessible and relevant to Singaporeans.

The Next Bound of SkillsFuture

The Next Bound of SkillsFuture will strengthen efforts that continue to remain important since the foundational phase of the movement, and pursue new areas of focus, such as placing greater emphases on employers and enterprises, as well as addressing career transition concerns among mid-career Singaporeans.

SkillsFuture Series

The SkillsFuture Series is a curated list of short, industry-relevant training programmes that focus on emerging skills. As a start, we have identified eight categories under the SkillsFuture Series: (i) data analytics, (ii) finance, (iii) tech-enabled services, (iv) digital media, (v) cyber security, (vi) entrepreneurship, (vii) advanced manufacturing, and (viii) urban solutions.

Skills Framework

The Skills Framework is developed for the Singapore workforce by the government together with employers, unions, and professional bodies. It provides up-to-date information on employment, career pathways, occupations, job roles, existing and emerging skills, as well as relevant education and training programmes. Employers can use the Skills Framework to design progressive human resource practices to recognise skills and make informed decisions on skills investment.

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

All Singaporeans aged 40 and above will receive up to 90% course fee subsidy for SSG-supported courses, and at least 90% of programme cost for MOE-subsidised full-time and part-time courses, including modular courses in publicly funded post-secondary education institutions and additional reductions in MOE-funded diploma and degree courses. This is an additional 20 to 40 per cent increase in subsidy for SSG-funded courses at the PME level and a 6 to 20 per cent increase for diploma and degree courses subsidised by MOE.

Training and Adult Education Sector Transformation Plan (TAESTP)

The Training and Adult Education Sector Transformation Plan (TAESTP) identifies key focal areas and recommendations for the TAE sector. It articulates the way forward as the TAE sector embarks on delivering Continuing Education and Training (CET), tapping on the opportunities created by SkillsFuture.

Learning Throughout Life

No matter which stage you are in life, all Singaporeans will have access to a wide range of resources to help you in throughout your learning journey. You will receive guidance and real world exposure to help you make informed decisions in your education and career. Along the way, there are also programmes, tools, and other support to help you deepen or widen your skills, so you can learn, relearn and unlearn continuously to stay relevant.

The Next Bound of SkillsFuture

The Next Bound of SkillsFuture will strengthen efforts that continue to remain important since the foundational phase of the movement, and pursue new areas of focus, such as placing greater emphases on employers and enterprises, as well as addressing career transition concerns among mid-career Singaporeans.

Education and Career Guidance

With the help of trained ECG counsellors, students in secondary schools will be exposed to a wide range of education and career options, and given opportunities to make informed post-secondary education choices. This will continue in ITE, polytechnics, junior colleges and universities to help students make informed choices for their careers.

SkillsFuture Series

The SkillsFuture Series is a curated list of short, industry-relevant training programmes that focus on emerging skills. As a start, we have identified eight categories under the SkillsFuture Series: (i) data analytics, (ii) finance, (iii) tech-enabled services, (iv) digital media, (v) cyber security, (vi) entrepreneurship, (vii) advanced manufacturing, and (viii) urban solutions.

MySkillsFuture

MySkillsFuture is a one-stop education, training and career guidance online portal that will empower every Singaporean to plan their lifelong learning journeys. They can discover their interests, abilities and career aspirations, and explore various education pathways before they enter the workforce. For individuals in their mid-careers, MySkillsFuture serves to inform individuals of skills that they may need to remain relevant in the workforce, and suitable training opportunities to plug skills gaps. MySkillsFuture is also for all students (starting from Primary 5) from MOE schools and PSEIs.

SkillsFuture Advice

SkillsFuture Advice is a community outreach initiative to help Singaporeans understand the importance of career planning and skills upgrading, and how to tap on the various resources available. View more about the initiative and Start Your SkillsFuture Journey Today!

SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace

The SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace programme aims to prepare the workforce with the right skills and mindset to take advantage of the opportunities in the future economy.

Skills Framework

The Skills Framework is developed for the Singapore workforce by the government together with employers, unions, and professional bodies. It provides up-to-date information on employment, career pathways, occupations, job roles, existing and emerging skills, as well as relevant education and training programmes. Employers can use the Skills Framework to design progressive human resource practices to recognise skills and make informed decisions on skills investment.