14th November 2022
Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, who is also Coordinating Minister for Social Policies, has said that Singapore workers can benefit from a new lifelong learning system designed to ensure progress for everyone.
He placed special emphasis of three groups of workers, including blue-collar and non-professional white-collar workers, mid-career workers, and those working in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
In outlining his vision of the system, Mr Tharman identified three key planks for the framework. First, it needs to pull together and even anticipate the demand for skills across the whole economy. The system must also recognise and serve the differing motivations of individuals and companies Second, the new system must avoid fragmentation, in that the system must find a way to aggregate or bring together these platforms and the information on them. Third, the new system must evolve to embrace a wider view of credentials or qualifications,