Jun 2016 - News 5 - Tue 28 Jun 2016
29 Jun 2016
Channel 5 News, 28 Jun 2016 - Global Skills Survey conducted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) revealed that young adults in Singapore - aged 16 to 34 – are above the global average in literacy and numeracy while the older adults in Singapore – aged between 45 and 65 – attained some of the lowest scores among all the 34 participating economies. The Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA)’s chief executive shared that they need to continue, through SkillsFuture, to invest in education systems to ensure that learning is spread out across one’s life, as well as to allow opportunities for an individual to build skills over a period of time. SP’s Principal and CEO Tan Choon Shian opined on how the survey results reflect the efforts by the education sector in equipping younger adults with the relevant skills. He also shared how educational institutions like SP can bring more real world examples into its pedagogy to boost teaching and learning. Similar story was reported in Channel News Asia, Channel 8 News and The Straits Times.