Basic Digital Skills Training for Singaporeans
SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) hopes to train over 100,000 Singaporeans in basic digital skills to better equip them on the use of technology.
The initiative, which was launched by Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) Ong Ye Kung yesterday (5 Oct) is the largest national training programme in a decade. Also known as SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace, it aims to help Singaporeans adopt digital skills from using mobile applications to data analytics and e-commerce.
Mr Ong said he hoped that “more and more workers can be familiarised with digital technologies and that will help Singapore in our economic restructuring.”
“Every workplace that we go to- regardless of industry-we have to know IT, we have to know robotics, digital technology. We don’t have to be experts, we don’t all have to be coders but we must know that these are our friends, “ he added.
Recognising that there is no one size fits all approach in this initiative, SSG has appointed seven training partners such as Nanyang Polytechnic, NTUC Learning Hub and Singapore Management University to deliver customised courses.
Source: Over 100,000 Singaporeans to be trained in basic digital skills over next 3 years under SkillsFuture(The Straits Times, 6 Oct 2017)