The Straits Times
Published on Dec 03, 2012

New training scheme for elder-care workers


Elder care is getting a boost in terms of better qualified care workers, thanks to a new training scheme.

Launched today by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF), the scheme involves a two-level Workforce Skills Qualifications training.

Those with a secondary school education are eligible to apply. Staff already in the elder-care industry can upgrade or attain new qualifications.

Currently, most elder-care workers receive on-the-job training.