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Written Answer by Mrs Josephine Teo Minister for Manpower on Training Participation Rate

NOTICE PAPER NO. 1789 OF 2019 FOR THE SITTING ON 2 SEPTEMBER 2019
QUESTION NO. 1356 FOR ORAL ANSWER

MP: Ms Anthea Chong

To ask the Minister for Manpower in each of the last three years (a) what is the training participation rate of unemployed persons, broken down by gender; and (b) what is the utilisation rate of SkillsFuture credits amongst unemployed persons, broken down by gender.

Answer

  1. The breakdown of training participation rates of unemployed persons by gender, in each of the last three years, is provided in Table 1. The training participation rate of unemployed males increased significantly from 2016 to 2017, but dipped slightly in 2018. The training participation rate of unemployed females has steadily increased from 2016 to 2018.
  2. We do not have the breakdown of utilisation rate of SkillsFuture Credit by employment status. Since the roll-out of the SkillsFuture Credit in January 2016, its utilisation between genders has been relatively balanced. 

Table 1: Training Participation Rate of Unemployed Resident Aged 15-64, 2016-2018

   
Per Cent 
 Gender 2016 2017  2018
Male 25.0 36.1  35.4
Female 28.6 31.3 32.4
Source: Supplementary Survey on Adult Training, Manpower Research & Statistics Department, MOM

Notes:

(1) Residents refer to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents.

(2) Training participation rate is defined as the proportion who had engaged in some form of job-related structured training or education activities over the 12-month period ending June.