New career and training website launched for students and working adults

A screengrab of the new MySkillsFuture website.
A screengrab of the new MySkillsFuture website. PHOTO: MYSKILLSFUTURE.SG

SINGAPORE - A new career and training website has been launched to help Singaporeans plan their learning and training journey from childhood into adulthood.

The new MySkillsFuture website, launched by Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam on Sunday (Oct 29), will help Singaporeans plan their learning needs from as early as when they are still in school and help them keep their skills updated throughout their careers, said the Ministry of Education (MOE), Workforce Singapore (WSG) and SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) in a joint statement.

The effort is aimed at helping "all Singaporeans, age 11 and above, make informed learning and career choices", the three government agencies added.

The website replaces what was previously two websites - a career guidance website run by the MOE for students, and a jobs and training website run by WSG for working adults.

Primary school pupils as young as those in Primary 5 can play games on the website to find out what industry sectors they like, while working adults can use the website to find jobs and sign up for training courses, the agencies said.

 

The MOE will issue website accounts to all students Primary 5 and above, while adults can use their SingPass accounts, the national common password scheme to access government services, to use the website.

On Sunday, DPM Tharman also launched a new public outreach programme to coax Singaporeans to upgrade their skills.

Under the programme, Singaporeans and permanent residents can attend free 90 minute talks conducted in English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil at community centres and clubs on skills upgrading and career planning.

Some 1,000 Singaporeans have already attended the talks and another 80,000 are expected to do so over the next three years.