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Skills learnt in NS may get work certification

Plans mooted to speed up transition to working life after national service

Published on Aug 20, 2014 7:05 AM
Skills that NS-men learn during their service might get work certification. -- PHOTO: ST FILE 

There are plans to certify skills learnt during national service in the armed forces so that they will be better recognised in the work place.

A Workforce Development Agency (WDA) spokesman revealed this yesterday, after a deal for civil defence servicemen was confirmed.

Under the scheme announced yesterday, certain courses taught by Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) to its national servicemen, both full-time and operationally-ready, will earn them Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) certification.

The WSQ is a national crediting system that trains, develops and assesses the skills of employees.

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