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Skills upgrading

Find out about the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) for developing the key skills that companies look for in potential employees.

Why upgrade

Economic competition and restructuring, together with technological changes, poses a risk to skills becoming obsolete if workers do not upgrade themselves. Employers are also increasingly placing a premium on skills that raise business productivity.

Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ)

The Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) is a national credentialing system managed by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA). The WSQ system trains, develops, assesses and recognises individuals for the skills that companies are looking for.

Based on national standards developed by WDA in collaboration with various industries, WSQ comprises industry sectoral frameworks which:

  • Professionalise the industry through Continuing Education and Training (CET) qualifications.
  • Help workers become more flexible and better able to transfer their skills.

The WSQ system is designed to be practical, accessible and affordable, enabling every worker to take charge of their own career.

It is also a powerful business tool for employers to access and maintain a skilled workforce, thus enhancing their competitive edge and advancing their businesses.

You can visit the WDA website to find out more about CET and the WSQ system.

Last Updated: 25 October 2016