Skills for the future mapped out in inaugural report by SkillsFuture Singapore

SINGAPORE: Sustainability supervisor, farm technologist, care supervisor – these are job roles that sound somewhat unfamiliar however might quickly be mainstream.

They are amongst the many roles highlighted in an inaugural report by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) for Singapore staff to establish “priority skills” that can be in demand in over the subsequent three years.

The Skills Demand for the Future Economy Report, launched by Minister for Education Chan Chun Sing on Wednesday (Dec 8), highlighted three financial progress areas: The Digital Economy, the Green Economy and the Care Economy.

The report covers the high 20 clusters of precedence expertise for every of the three progress areas. Priority expertise check with expertise which are required by the most variety of job roles throughout the sectors below every space. The report additionally particulars job roles and programs linked to those alternatives.

Speaking at the Skills Demand for the Future Economy Forum, Mr Chan stated: “As we glance past the pandemic, one factor is for certain: The tempo of change will solely improve. The nature of jobs may also evolve more shortly. 

“It is therefore not a matter of if, but when, the skills that we possess today will no longer be relevant.”

SSG has been tapping on specialists’ views, in addition to utilizing massive knowledge and machine studying to observe job content material and expertise profile modifications to remain on high of trade developments, stated Mr Chan. The report takes this “one step further” by sharing these insights straight with the public.

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“We hope that individuals will be able to contextualise the report for their own needs and situation – their work experiences, strengths and aspirations – and use this to plan ahead for their lifelong learning journey,” he stated.


The report stated that globally, the Care Economy is one in all the quickest increasing financial sectors and the COVID-19 pandemic has additional contributed to this development.

SSG stated that the Care Economy refers to jobs and expertise that present care, wellness and studying providers. Some examples are jobs in healthcare, group care, early childhood schooling and grownup schooling.

“The pandemic has highlighted the importance of the Care Economy in our nation’s resilience,” stated Mr Chan.

“With an ageing population, childcare to support young parents, and changes in the future of work and learning, demand for local workers in the Care Economy will continue to grow rapidly.”

The precedence expertise required embrace conduct and ethics, stakeholder administration and inclusive practices, that are required throughout two-thirds of care-related job roles.

The Green Economy entails enterprises which are creating new enterprise features by shifting from environmentally dangerous enterprise actions to greener ones.

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