Twenty-three Singaporeans and 28 employers were recognised for their dedication towards skills mastery and skills development at the SkillsFuture Fellowships and SkillsFuture Employer Awards ceremony held this afternoon.
Organised by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), the sixth edition of the awards ceremony was graced by President Halimah Yacob, Patron of the Awards and Guest of Honour, who presented the awards to the individual and employer recipients. Minister for Education, Mr Chan Chun Sing delivered the speech and Minister of State for Education and Manpower, Ms Gan Siow Huang, was also in attendance.
The SkillsFuture Fellowships are conferred upon Singaporeans who are skilled masters and respected in their respective fields, and who champion lifelong learning and are committed to mentoring others. The SkillsFuture Employer Awards recognise exemplary employers who are strong advocates of continuous learning at the workplace, invested in their employees’ skills development, and supported national manpower objectives, such as SkillsFuture initiatives. A total of 143 individuals and 134 employers have been honoured since the introduction of the awards in 2016.
The SkillsFuture Employer Awards have been refreshed this year to recognise more companies for their skills development efforts. A total of 19 companies received the Gold award and nine companies received the Silver award. The refreshed award recognises companies at different stages of development in their workplace learning capabilities. For example, some have put in place skills-based training programmes and progressive HR practices that recognise skills acquisition, while others are contributing towards the development of talent pipeline for their industry. Companies are encouraged to reapply for the award. Six companies – Metropolis Security Systems Pte Ltd, OCBC Bank, Prudential Singapore Limited, Resorts World At Sentosa Pte Ltd, Shopee Singapore and Singapore Airlines Limited – received the awards again this year.
Please refer to the Annex
for the full list of the recipients of the SkillsFuture Fellowships and SkillsFuture Employer Awards.