More can be done to cultivate a learning culture: DPM Tharman
PUBLISHED ON 15 Feb 2018
Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam said there is more to be done to develop the culture of training and learning in Singapore.

“It's not fast enough and we need to step up the pace... There's a long way to go, especially to develop that culture among employers,” said DPM Tharman who is also the Chairperson of the SkillsFuture Council.

Mr Tharman added that this culture of continuous learning and training has to be nurtured, “We are going about it much more systematically than most, in a very deliberate fashion. There’s no other country with as deliberate a strategy as SkillsFuture.”

SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) will be focusing efforts on small and medium-sized enterprises, to ensure that they are able to face the challenge of adapting to the changes brought about by technology and globalisation. At the same time, SSG will also work with trade associations and business chambers and to better engage with them on how training and learning can support the transformation for companies and their workers.