Keyword : SkillsFuture

  • Transforming labour for the future economy

    By: admintest admintest | Feb 14, 2018 | Hits: 1859

    One of Singapore’s strengths has always been the quality of its manpower. At the same time, it is among one of the fastest ageing societies in the world. Research by the Institute of Policy Studies predicts that by 2060, the ageing population will create a drag of 1.5 per cent on Singapore’s GDP per capita…..

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  • Improving the Role of Private Education Institutions

    By: admintest admintest | Jun 14, 2017 | Hits: 2148

    With the government’s emphasis on lifelong learning and professional conversion programmes, is our private education industry the weak link in this effort, or is it ready to play a key role in shaping our workforce and the transformation of the Singapore economy? The outlook for private education institutions (PEIs) is mixed and uncertain for some……

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  • To Boost Productivity, Help our Young Acquire the Right “Soft Skills”

    By: admintest admintest | Dec 30, 2016 | Hits: 2623

    Productivity growth in Singapore has been stagnant since 2014. At the Singapore Productivity Conference and Exhibition organised by the Singapore Business Federation on 1 November 2016, Minister for Manpower Lim Swee Say cautioned that Singapore would lose its competitive edge unless productivity improves. One of the major efforts to boost productivity levels locally is the…..

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  • Amid Economic Headwinds, New Measures to Build Human Capital

    By: admintest admintest | May 20, 2016 | Hits: 1965

    In his 2016 Budget Speech, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat acknowledged that Singapore, like many other nations, has and will continue to face cyclical changes and structural demands, which leaves Singaporeans understandably anxious about future employment prospects. Thus, building human capital in Singapore — defined as learned and innate skills that contribute toward productivity —…..

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  • Equity, Education and the Economy

    By: admintest admintest | Dec 21, 2015 | Hits: 2272

    There are, in my opinion, three issues the education system will increasingly face in coming decades: Issues of perceived differences and equitable outcomes; escaping the credentialist economy trap; and more broadly, the fear of making too many tweaks to an already internationally recognised system. Imagined differences and real outcomes In 2002, I had a pale,…..

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