, Singapore

Gov’t to modify upskilling courses as demand in industries heightens

SkillsFuture Series will be refreshed starting next year.

SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) declared that it will refresh the courses it developed under SkillsFuture Series to address high demand growth for talent in the digital and green economy, amongst others.

This after the government office published its findings which showed priority skills in green economy, digital economy, and care economy. 

Under the green economy, SSG said there is high demand growth for carbon footprint management, and environment and social governance.

For the digital economy, “priority skills with high demand growth and transferability are in Customer Experience Management and Software Design.” 

For the care economy, high demand includes human resource advisory and career coaching.

SSG will start refreshing the SkillsFuture Series starting 1 January next year to help Singaporeans learn and train these priority skills.

Changing business models

More firms in the manufacturing and related industries are revising business models and operations. This led to SSG identifying 60 priority skills related to Industry 4.0 enforcement.

“There is a fair degree of overlap with priority skills associated with digital and green economies, as digitalisation and sustainability are key themes for I4.0. Individuals can consider upgrading themselves in these skills to thrive in Advanced Manufacturing,” read the statement. 

Mid-career workers, which account for Singapore’s resident workers, were also told to undergo skills top-ups to help them retain their jobs and have confidence to move to new jobs.

SSG Chief Executive Tan Kok Yam said the skills report will unpack macro-trends on digitisation and sustainability.

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