Singapore identifies core skills required for selected sectors
These were the findings from the inaugural Skills Demand For The Future Economy report by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), which was launched by Singapore’s Education minister Chan Chun Sing at the Skills Demand For The Future Economy Forum.
Within these three key growth areas, SSG has identified the top 20 clusters of priority skills that are required by the greatest number of job roles across these sectors.
In the digital sector, the top three skills are technology application, data analysis and market research. In the green sector, they are green process design, carbon footprint management and environmental management system. And in the care sector, they are conduct and ethics, stakeholder management and inclusive practices.
The report breaks down the sectors into sub-sections and identifies the priority skills in these. For example, for the digital sector, the report shows the priority skills for both tech-heavy and tech-lite jobs, as well as those for digital jobs and skills in financial and retail services.
For the green economy, there are more than 450 roles across 17 sectors requiring green skills with priority skills being green process design, carbon footprint management and sustainability management, and these are applicable across multiple sectors, including manufacturing.
For the care economy, priority skills are in conduct and ethics, stakeholder management and inclusive practices, which are required across two-thirds of care-related jobs.