Singaporeans Making Use of SkillsFuture Credit Doubled – Straits Times
News & Press | February 9, 2018
“The good take-up rate across the various SkillsFuture schemes is a ‘positive sign’ that people are charting their own learning and career paths, said SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) chief executive Ng Cher Pong as he gave the media an update yesterday,” ST reported, in this article last February 2.
As Singaporeans are feeling the change and disruption affecting their daily jobs, ST estimates that more than 4,600 signed up for SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace since its launch last October. Learners have been taking ownership of their careers and employability.
ROHEI participant Mr Au Hoong Chiu was interviewed by the Straits Times after he attended SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace at ROHEI last November. ROHEI’s 2-day learning fiesta is designed to equip participants with learning agility and digital confidence. The course provides much needed digital upskilling for the Singapore workforce.
The article said that ROHEI “opened his eyes to ‘what the digital world is like’. The 59-year-old previously used the Internet only for e-mail and did sales work mostly in person. Now, he uses his company’s online portal to send information to potential customers abroad.”
“I’m still taking baby steps. We have to continue to learn. Otherwise, we’ll get left behind,” he said.
Visit ROHEI’s SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace program page here.