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ABOUT THE REPORT

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

This inaugural report spotlights the priority skills and jobs in demand in three specially selected, emerging, high-growth areas. This report is designed for Singaporeans, as a resource for each individual’s skills development journey over the next one to three years.

Hear from industry leaders at the Skills Demand for the Future Economy Forum. Watch the full recording here.

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.

INSIGHTS FROM 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.

CHARTING YOUR SKILLS DEVELOPMENT JOURNEY

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.

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. The checklist below will serve as a guide to track your skills development journey and help you progress in your career.

  1. Take account of your personal skills stock
  2. Initiate conversations with your manager or speak with a SkillsFuture Skills Ambassador
  3. Sign up for courses for reskilling or upskilling needs
  4. Practise the skills learnt at work
  5. Keep track of emerging trends in the sector you are working with

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