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WHAT IS IT?

This inaugural report spotlights the priority skills and jobs in demand in three specially selected, emerging, high-growth areas.

Demand for reskilling and upskilling of the workforce in Singapore is expected to increase as the nation continues its economic transformation.

Job-Skills Insights is the umbrella of resources that provides information and insights into the in-demand skills and job for the future economy. Individuals can make use of these resources to understand the industry needs to guide their skills development journey. Enterprises too, can use them to guide their skills development roadmap for employees as businesses evolve

Skills Demand for the Future Economy Report: an annual publication that highlights the priority skills and jobs in selected high-growth areas to help citizens understand the value of skills to their jobs and their future career opportunities.

Jobs-Skills Quarterly Insights: quarterly publication that spotlight high-tempo jobs and skills changes within specific sectors or economies to keep citizens and enterprises updated on fast-moving jobs and skills. The first issue covers the Training and Adult Education sector.

HOW DOES IT BENEFIT ME?

Singapore’s emerging, high-growth areas mean new opportunities for our citizens.

Singapore’s emerging, high-growth areas mean new opportunities for our citizens, new talent and skills needs for enterprises, and new curriculum or training requirements for training providers.

Some of these skills are transferable, and can provide more career options to our citizens.

  • Build your skillset

    To perform well in every job role, you will require both technical skills and critical core skills (soft skills).
  • Invest in priority skills to seize new opportunities

    New and emerging growth areas will bring about new jobs and changes to existing jobs and skills. Prioritising the acquisition of relevant skills in these growth areas will enable you to access new opportunities.
  • Chart your skills development with step-by-step tips

    The insights and resources from this report can help you kickstart your skills development journey.

SKILLS DEMAND FOR THE FUTURE ECONOMY REPORT

Singapore's Digital, Green,and Care economic pillars of growth bring about exciting opportunities.

The Digital Economy

Digital Economy

With rapid advancements in digitalisation and digital services, old paradigms and business models are being challenged.

Today, digital economy jobs are required across all 23 sectors with Industry Transformation Maps (ITMs).

Top Clusters of Priority Skills
Tech-Heavy
  • Technology Development skills to detail, formulate and implement digital transformation efforts
  • Data Engineering skills to develop and utilise data management systems and tools
  • Internet of Things (IoT) management skills to enable interconnectivity via digital hardware and machine data
Tech-Lite
  • Data Analytics requiring the application of data in research or business
  • Technology Application skills to effectively utilise new technology
  • Market Research/Trend skills to make informed decisions on business
Digital Economy (PDF, 528.35 KB)
The Green Economy

Green Economy

The Green Economy is about living, working and pursuing growth, while maintaining environmental sustainability and conservation.

Today, more than 450 job roles across 17 sectors require green skills.

Top Clusters of Priority Skills
  • Green Process Designs that help reduce wastage and pollution in the products and services provided
  • Carbon Footprint Management which helps keep greenhouse gas emissions to a minimum
  • Environmental Management System Frameworks and Policies to maintain environmentally friendly work processes
Green Economy (PDF, 579.92 KB)
The Care Economy

Care Economy

The Care Economy comprises a professional cluster of jobs and skills involved in nurturing and teaching current and future populations.

Almost 40% of job openings in emerging professions globally will be in the Care Economy by 2022.

Top Clusters of Priority Skills
  • Conduct and Ethics to uphold high standards of conduct among care professions
  • Stakeholder Management for professional advisement and unprejudiced consultations
  • Inclusive Practices for the good of all care recipients, regardless of diversity in backgrounds and needs
Care Economy (PDF, 528.99 KB)

Critical Core Skills

Beyond technical skills, there is also an increasing emphasis on soft skills for the future of work. More enterprises are beginning to recognise that soft skills support their employees’ performance and business competitiveness. Learn more here.

JOBS-SKILLS QUARTERLY INSIGHTS

Constant skills development is key for both personal and profession development. There is a need to learn and adapt due to the unpredictability of the future.

These quarterly insights will spotlight high-tempo jobs and skills changes within specific sectors or economies to keep citizens and enterprises updated on fast-moving jobs and skills.

The first issue of the Jobs-Skills Quarterly Insights covers the Training and Adult Education (TAE) sector, highlighting three emerging trends that are driving demand for TAE jobs and skills:

  1. Education Technologies (EdTech) and related skills are powering the TAE business.
  2. There is increased recognition of the criticality of workplace learning, and the need for capabilities to organise the workplace for learning.
  3. Career/learning counselling and coaching-related skills have risen in significance and demand, to translate industry trends and business transformations to tangible actions that can be taken by individuals who want to enhance their workplace performance or prepare for career pivoting.

We greatly appreciate any inputs regarding the report, through our online feedback form.