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Investment in human capital through education and training has been at the heart of Singapore’s progress, and has also helped Singaporeans develop and maximise their potential. By enabling a highly-skilled and competitive workforce, it has allowed Singaporeans to secure better jobs, higher incomes and enjoy higher standards of living.

Continuous education and training remain core to our society and economy today and for the future. With the fast pace of technological advancements and stronger global competition for jobs, skills upgrading and deepening are essential for Singaporeans to maintain a competitive edge.

SkillsFuture is a national movement 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

As our economy restructures and companies find ways to innovate and enhance productivity, the demand for higher-skilled workers will also increase.

Given these trends, the workplace must be a major site of learning, where every Singaporean is able to continue to develop themselves throughout their careers and through life.

Four key areas of focus under the SkillsFuture Council are:

  1. Helping individuals make well-informed choices in education, training and careers.
  2. Developing an integrated, high-quality system of education and training that responds to constantly evolving industry needs.
  3. Promoting employer recognition and career development based on skills and mastery.
  4. Fostering a culture that supports and celebrates lifelong learning.