What is SkillsFuture?
Skillsfuture is a national movement to provide Singaporeans with the opportunities to develop their fullest potential throughout life, regardless of their starting points. Through this movement, the skills, passion and contributions of every individual will drive Singapore’s next phase of development towards an advanced economy and inclusive society.
See https://www.skillsfuture.sg/ProgrammesForYou for an overview of the programmes that are applicable to you.
Some highlighted programmes for media practitioners
As SkillsFuture covers a very large scope of content, it can get very confusing to navigate. Here is a select list of programmes that we’ve selected that would be of interest to media practitioners.
- SkillsFuture Study Award | (direct link to: SkillsFuture Study Award for Media)
- monetary award of S$5,000, can also be used on top of existing Government course fee subsidies, you do not need to serve a bond.
- The following are some examples of courses that can be considered:
- Diploma in Film, Sound and Video
- Diploma in Multimedia and Animation
- Bachelor of Arts in Game Design
- Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Filmmaking
- Master of Fine Arts
- Applicants may also submit other courses for IMDA’s review, assessment and consideration on a case-by-case basis.
- SkillsFuture Series
- curated list of short, industry-relevant training programmes that focus on emerging skills. These are courses that you may use SkillsFuture Credit with.
- receive additional $7.50/hour training allowance for courses in this category. https://www.straitstimes.com/politics/parliament-freelancers-to-get-training-allowance-of-750-an-hour-for-eligible-courses-in
- Skills Framework for Media
- The Skills Framework provides key information on sector, career pathways, occupations/job roles, and a list of training programmes for skills upgrading and mastery.
- IMDA’s SFw for Media page also has two downloadable PDFs which cover this more comprehensively.
- SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy
- All Singaporeans aged 40 and above will receive up to 90% course fee subsidy for SSG-supported courses, and at least 90% of programme cost for MOE-subsidised full-time and part-time courses, including modular courses in publicly funded post-secondary education institutions and additional reductions in MOE-funded diploma and degree courses.
In 2016, $500 credit was given to every Singaporean aged 25 years and above, to be used towards courses on the SkillsFuture platform. This amount does not expire.
On Oct 2020, a special top-up of $500 will be given to every Singaporean aged 25 years and above, which will expire end of 2025.
You may log in to MySkillsFuture to check your credit balance as well as look through the complete list of available courses, or use your credits towards the SkillsFuture Series curated list mentioned above.