What is SkillsFuture?
WHAT IT IS
SkillsFuture is a national movement that seeks to provide Singaporeans with the opportunities to develop their fullest potential throughout life, regardless of their starting points. Through this movement, the skills, passion and contributions of every individual will drive Singapore's next phase of development towards an advanced economy and inclusive society.
No matter where you are in life – schooling years, early career, mid-career or silver years – you will find a variety of resources to help you attain mastery of skills. With the help of the Council for Skills, Innovation and Productivity (CSIP), education and training providers, employers, unions – you can own a better future with skills mastery and lifelong learning.
The four key thrusts of SkillsFuture are:
- Help individuals make well-informed choices in education, training and careers
- Develop an integrated high-quality system of education and training that responds to constantly evolving needs
- Promote employer recognition and career development based on skills and mastery
- Foster a culture that supports and celebrates lifelong learning
Among the different SkillsFuture programmes and initiatives, all Singaporeans aged 25 and above will receive an opening SkillsFuture credit of S$500 from January 2016. This credit can be used to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. The credit will not expire and the government will provide periodic top-ups.
WHO CAN APPLY
Every Singaporean at each stage of life stands to benefit from the SkillsFuture programmes and initiatives. Visit the SkillsFuture website to find out more about the programmes and initiatives.
WHEN TO APPLY
Application details for the programmes and initiatives vary. Refer to the respective websites for more details.
FIND OUT MORE
- SkillsFuture - About SkillsFuture
- SkillsFuture - Skills Framework for Sea Transport
- SkillsFuture – SkillsFuture Credit
- Straits Times - Skillsfuture support, job portal, cash incentives to attract more than 1,200 to maritime sector