Skills learnt in NS may get work certification

SINGAPORE - There are plans to certify skills learnt during national service in the armed forces so that they will be better recognised in the work place.

A Workforce Development Agency (WDA) spokesman revealed this on Aug 19, after a deal for civil defence servicemen was confirmed.

Under the scheme announced, certain courses taught by Singapore Civil Defence Force to its national servicemen, both full-time and operationally-ready, will earn them Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) certification.

The WSQ is a national crediting system that trains, develops and assesses the skills of employees. It is based on national standards developed by WDA in collaboration with various industries.

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