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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

The Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) is a national credentialing system that trains, develops, assesses and certifies skills and competencies for the workface.

As a continuing education and training (CET) system, WSQ supports the SkillsFuture movement to:

  • Promote recognition of skills and competencies to facilitate progression, mastery and mobility.
  • Promote holistic development of the workforce through technical and generic skills and competencies.
  • Support economic development by professionalising skills and competencies to drive industry transformation, productivity and innovation efforts.
  • Encourage lifelong learning.

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