Money Hacks Ep 47: Getting started with SkillsFuture-funded courses if you have unused credits
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The $500 SkillsFuture credit is given to all Singaporeans aged 25 and older. The scheme was launched in January 2016.
Money Hacks co-hosts Ernest Luis and Chris Lim discuss practical tips to get started if you have not used your SkillsFuture credit.
1. Logging in and checking on your remaining credits
2. Prioritise and identify skills that can help you upgrade your career or personal goals, as programmes are divided into categories: students, employees, employers, learning throughout life
3. Check on new available courses that were not listed a few years back
Plans to enhance the MySkillsFuture portal, which provides information on careers and the corresponding skills needed, mean users will be able to create an e-passport listing their e-certificates from training.
The upcoming SkillsFuture Festival 2019 will be held from June 28 till Aug 11 - and will feature six weeks of workshops, talks, roadshows, experiential learning, and lifestyle activities across the island to inspire Singaporeans to develop a passion for learning and pursue skills mastery.
SkillsFuture website: https://www.skillsfuture.sg/
Produced by: Ernest Luis and Christopher Lim
Edited by: Adam Azlee
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