Singapore

Eligibility and how to apply

Given the wide range of SkillsFuture Credit courses available, Singaporeans will be able to find a course they enjoy.

The course they sign up for does not need to be related to their work.

A Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) spokesman said: "The SkillsFuture Credit does not restrict the individual from choosing the type of course that he or she is interested to take up.

"The key is that SkillsFuture Credit empowers the individual to choose according to his aspiration."

And WDA is looking to expand the number of agencies they partner with for SkillsFuture courses.

The WDA spokesman said: "As of November 2015, there are about 10,000 courses that span across 57 functional areas, including basic computing, digital animation, finance, and advertising.

"WDA will continue to work with government agencies and training providers to expand the suite of courses approved for the SkillsFuture Credit."

WDA held a roadshow, SkillsFuture Marketplace, over the weekend at Westgate mallin Jurong.

Here's what you need to know before applying for SkillsFuture Credit courses.

Eligibility for SkillsFuture Credit:

Singaporeans aged 25 and above in 2016 will receive an initial credit of $500.

Singaporeans who are not yet 25 will receive $500 worth of credits the year they turn 25.

The Government will make further top-ups to individuals' SkillsFuture Credit at regular intervals, which will be announced at a later date.

How to apply for SkillsFuture Credit courses:

Log on to www.skillsfuture.sg/credit to search for courses in the directory.

More information on courses and how to apply for them are available on the training providers' websites.

Look out for SkillsFuture Credit letters this month to find out when your account is ready.

Call WDA on 6883-5885 for more information.