In October 2016, the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) went through a restructuring exercise and was reconstituted into Workforce Singapore Agency (WSG) which continues to come under the Ministry of Manpower. As part of this exercise, a new statutory board under the Ministry of Education, the SkillsFuture Singapore Agency (SSG) was also established.
At SSG, we drive and coordinate the implementation of the national SkillsFuture movement, promote a culture and holistic system of lifelong learning through the pursuit of skills mastery, and strengthen the ecosystem of quality education and training in Singapore.
At WSG, we oversee the transformation of the local workforce and industry to meet ongoing economic challenges. We promote the development, competitiveness, inclusiveness, and employability of all levels of the workforce. This will ensure that all sectors of the economy are supported by a strong, inclusive Singaporean core.
At SSG and WSG, we believe in nurturing our talents’ professional development and personal growth. Through this joint offering, scholars can look forward to double your exposure as you would have twice as many opportunities to learn, grow, and develop your career in both statutory boards.
As our scholar, you will be required to take on internships in both agencies. This will allow you to have a better understanding of our work and experience the engaging cultures in both agencies before you graduate.
As the lead agencies driving the implementation of the SkillsFuture movement and advocating the development, competitiveness and employability of the workforce, SSG and WSG have created a vibrant learning culture to support staff’s development.
We conduct regular conversations with staff to understand their career aspirations and developmental needs, and offer various learning and developmental initiatives to help individuals progress and grow.
Scholars who join us can look forward to:
Holistic suite of planned learning and development programmes
Cross-Agency and Cross-Divisional Projects
Postings and Secondments
Explore postings not just within one agency, but across two agencies, thereby exposing you to different aspects of work within SSG and WSG, and offering more opportunities through a broader spectrum of work
Secondment opportunities to Ministry of Education, Ministry of Manpower as well as other Ministries, Statutory Boards, Trade Associations and Chambers that allows you to gain wider exposure, deepen your expertise and grow your career in a wider community
Advice on career development and growth, as well as guidance from experienced senior leaders on how you can better tap on your strengths and potential through our Mentoring Programme, which establishes a formal channel for senior leaders to engage and develop our future leaders
Scholars will be invited to our internal events and town halls, which would enable you to stay connected with the latest developments in both agencies.
“The organisation proactively encourages Teamwork, which is one of our core values. Every member of the team is always ready to extend a helping hand despite their busy schedules. There is also mutual trust among colleagues which inadvertently allows us to see each other not just as co-workers but also, as friends.
We also have a supportive work-life culture, where staff widely adopt flexi-work practices, enabling us to achieve better integration between work and life.”
Chin Ying Lin Olivia, 2013 Scholarship Recipient
“After I was awarded the scholarship, I had the opportunity to take part in a summer exchange programme and an internship with the Institute for Adult Learning. The experience broadened my horizons and allowed me to understand the importance of the organisation’s mission in workforce development and building an effective, innovative and responsive Continuing Education and Training ecosystem.”
Foong Tai Wei, 2009 Scholarship Recipient
“I was given the opportunity to be exposed to cross-divisional projects, as well as posting amongst the divisions to better understand our scope of work from different angles. There were also opportunities to take up further studies through Educational Awards.”
Lee Yue Kai, 2011 Scholarship Recipient
“I was privileged to have a mentor who had guided me as a young graduate. Through his guidance, I was better able to learn and navigate organisational culture and processes. My mentor was a great help when it came to my career plans, work-life balance, time-management and work conflicts – having an experienced eye to guide me along really sped up my personal development.”