By: Kojak BT
It was reported on ST yesterday (10 Jan) that DPM Tharman launched the first of series of roadshows to publicise the government’s latest scheme – the $1 billion SkillsFuture Credit scheme.
Whether it is someone new to the job market, a homemaker wanting to get back to work or a retiree looking to stay active, the SkillsFuture Credit scheme will help them get ahead, said DPM Tharman.
“SkillsFuture empowers all of us to go further,” he said.
ST also interviewed an engineering production coordinator Zulkipli Md Khalid, 51, for its news article. Mr Zulkipli was at the roadshow browsing for courses that would prepare him for a second career. He was reported saying, “Now the economy is not so stable. If anything happens to my job, I need something to fall back on.”
Let’s say Mr Zulkipli has always wanted to be a web designer and plans to start his second career as one. So he goes to take one of the SkillsFuture Credit courses provided by the People’s Association:
Before you submit Employment Pass (EP) applications, you must advertise the job vacancies on the Jobs Bank administered by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA).
Also, do take note that there is no quota imposed on hiring foreigners on EP currently.