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What is WSQ?
The Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) is a national credentialing system. It trains, develops, assesses and recognises individuals for the key competencies that companies look for in potential employees.
WSQ is based on national standards developed by WDA in collaboration with various industries comprising industry sectoral frameworks which serve to:
The WSQ system is designed to be a practical, accessible and affordable launching pad for individuals to take charge of their own careers and advancement. It is also a powerful business tool for employers to access and maintain a skilled workforce as it enhances their competitive edge and advancing their businesses.
|Career path planning and assistance for entry into a new industry||Benchmark best practices||Articulate clear training outcomes|
|Skills upgrading and career advancement through clear progression pathways||Improve and develop job descriptions||Develop and deliver training programmes to meet industry needs|
|Present more clearly defined skills sets to potential employers via new qualifications and certifications||Improve performance management systems and training programmes||Receive endorsement on quality training programmes|
|Obtain portable credentials for existing skills||Establish clearly defined career paths for employees||Gain capability development from WDA|
|Assess and benchmark individual capabilities against industry-established work standards||Guide training needs analysis|
|Support and promote best practices in the workplace||Facilitate recruiting competent staff who are equipped with industry-specific capabilities and job-specific requirements|
|Strengthen in-house training capabilities|
WSQ is underpinned by a strong quality assurance framework. From developing competency standards, to accrediting training providers to awarding WSQ qualifications, stringent criteria are applied to ensure best standards and delivery. A structured and efficient system has been established to help build a strong training infrastructure that supports Singapore's workforce development.