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What Is it?

The SkillsFuture Series is a curated list of short, industry-relevant training programmes that focuses on emerging skills in the four economic growth pillars.

  1. Digital Economy
  2. Green Economy
  3. Care Economy
  4. Industry 4.0

Who Is It For?

Targeted at Singaporeans who are keen to either gain a basic understanding or deepen their skills in these emerging areas, the SkillsFuture Series comprises training programmes across 3 proficiency levels, namely Basic, Intermediate and Advanced. Adult learners of different skills proficiency background can therefore benefit from the SkillsFuture Series.

  • Basic

    The course is designed for learners who have limited or no prior knowledge in the subject area. The course covers basic knowledge and application.

  • Intermediate

    The course is designed for learners who have some working knowledge of the subject area. The course covers knowledge and application at a more complex level.

  • Advanced

    The course is designed for experienced practitioners who wish to deepen their skills in the specialised area. The course covers complex and specialised topics.

How will I benefit?

Singaporeans will be able to tap on the curated list of training programmes under the SkillsFuture Series to stay relevant and prepare for the future.


The Green Economy is about living, working and pursuing growth, while taking care of the environment and using the limited resources available as efficiently and sustainably as possible. In achieving the environmental, economic and social outcomes of the Green Economy, jobs and skills are impacted. 

Many existing jobs will require green skills, as companies across sectors adopt more environmentally sustainable practices and develop sustainability targets for compliance and reporting.  

Environmental and Sustainability ManagementGreen Infrastructure and Mobility Energy, Resource Circularity and DecarbonisationSustainable Finance
Digital economy

The Digital Economy is a marketplace defined, organised, enabled and facilitated by digital technologies. With the rapid advancements in digitalisation and digital services driven by AI, Internet of Things (IoT), cybersecurity and 5G, old paradigms and business models are being challenged.

Riding on the post-COVID-19 wave, Digital Economy-related skills in areas such as software development and cloud, systems and infrastructure continue to see high demand and high transferability.

AI, Data and AnalyticsE-commerce and Digital MarketingCyber Security and RiskCloud, Systems and InfrastructureSoftware DevelopmentTechnology Application and Management

The Care Economy is a professional cluster of jobs and skills that provides care, wellness, and learning services involved in the nurturing and teaching of current and future populations. Sectors delivering these services typically involve healthcare, wellness, community care, social service, early childhood, general education, and training and adult education. 

Preventive care, workplace learning, transformative human resource, learning and development practices, as well as the importance placed on mental well-being are driving changes to jobs and skills in the Care Economy.

Person-centered CareCollaboration with StakeholdersTeaching and LearningHealth and Wellness
Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 (I4.0) involves the automation and digital transformation of manufacturing and industrial practices, using modern and smart technologies such as Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), robotics, and smart manufacturing.

In recent years, I4.0 implementation has enhanced work processes in many sectors and industries in manufacturing and trade and connectivity, transforming jobs and skills.

Advanced Manufacturing and Supply ChainIndustrial IoT, Robotics and AutomationProduct Innovation and Quality ManagementAdditive Manufacturing, Advanced Materials and Processes