You would have heard or read about SkillsFuture, which is one of the best things that the government has implemented to help everyone develop his/her potential to the fullest. The government is stretching its hand to help Singaporeans to look for a whole suite of training courses to help you master the skills of your choice.
This skills mastery is more than about having the right paper qualifications. It is about helping you to be good at what you do currently and how to continually strive towards boosting yourself to reach greater excellence through knowledge, application and experience.
It doesn’t matter whether you are a student, or just taking the baby steps in your career, or you are in your mid-career or silver years. The Council for Skills, Innovation and Productivity (CSIP) is here to offer a list of education and training providers, employers, unions, to help you chart a brighter future with skills mastery and lifelong learning. For example, as a student you may want to plan a route that allows you to pursue the right educational programme that fits with your interests, skills and abilities. If you are in your mid-career deepening your skills, knowledge and experience can value-add to your “l expertise and help in your career advancement.
So, why aren’t you doing yourself a favour by going into the SkillsFuture website and explore what’s in store for you?
All eligible Singaporeans 25 years old and above will receive a letter informing them of the activation of their SkillsFuture Credit Accounts in January 2017. It will include a booklet to explain where they can find the list of approved courses and how to use the credit. For those who are turning 25 years old in subsequent years, they will receive their SkillsFuture Credit Account Activation letter by the first quarter of each year. For new Singapore citizens aged 25 years old and above, they will receive their SkillsFuture Credit Account Activation letter within a quarter after they receive their Singapore citizenship.
Best of all, the SkillsFuture Credit is given to you and the government will credit your account with S$500 to pay for the courses. Your credit will not expire and the government will provide periodic top-ups, so you may accumulate your credit. Why wait? Go and visit the website: http://www.skillsfuture.sg
– This article first appeared in a lifestyle magazine.
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