Singaporeans who have developed skills mastery will have a chance to receive a monetary award of $10,000 via the SkillsFuture Fellowships to support their continual journey towards skills mastery in their respective fields.
According to a press release, applications for the SkillsFuture Fellowships will start from Mid-December 2016, Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills), announced at the kick-off event for the two-week long Lifelong Learning Festival 2016.
The SkillsFuture Fellowships aim to recognise and support Singaporeans who have acquired deep skills, typically through significant work experience in particular industries/occupations, who are champions of lifelong learning and are deeply committed to contributing to the skills development of others.
Each Fellowships recipient will receive a monetary award of $10,000 to support their continual journey towards skills mastery in their respective fields. The award can be used to defray out-of-pocket expenses associated with education and training across a wide range of skills upgrading options.
SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) plans to give out up to 30 SkillsFuture Fellowships in 2017 and up to 100 SkillsFuture Fellowships annually at steady state.
Ng Cher Pong, chief executive of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), said, “In light of the current employment outlook, it is even more critical for individuals to up-skill and for employers to invest in their employees’ training and skills development to stay relevant.”
“SkillsFuture Singapore will continue to work closely with its stakeholders to help Singaporeans deepen their skills and achieve skills mastery throughout their careers.”
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