Channel NewsAsia: Eight in 10 people aged under 30 yet to use SkillsFuture credits

Eight in 10 people aged under 30 have yet to use SkillsFuture credits to upskill. Across all ages, it’s about seven in 10, since the scheme started in 2015. The agency behind the national lifelong learning movement is urging more to take up courses as it keeps up efforts to make learning flexible and more accessible.

Our alumnus, 62-year-old Spencer Tay, shared his experience in using his SkillsFuture credits to aid his career transition from the metal finishing industry into healthcare.

“Actually, I planned this before I reached the age of 55,” said Mr Tay, a senior operating theatre technician associate at the Singapore General Hospital.

“At age 55, my point is that I want to get away from my previous job and look into something that is not as pressurising as my previous job.”

Watch his interview from 1:05-1:41: