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Singaporeans to receive SkillsFuture Credit activation letters by this month

The Workforce Development Agency says it started sending out the letters from Jan 4, and will continue to do so in batches. 

SINGAPORE: All Singaporeans aged 25 and above will receive the activation letters for their SkillsFuture Credit by end January.

The Workforce Development Agency said on Saturday (Jan 9) that it has started sending out the letters to the 2.5 million eligible Singaporeans from Jan 4, and will continue to do so in batches.

More SkillsFuture Credit roadshows will also be held across the island from next month to help Singaporeans find out about the courses and how they can use the credit, it said.

The first roadshow kicked off on Saturday at Westgate, and Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said then that Singaporeans should take their time to decide on how to use the SkillsFuture Credit and pick a course that matches their needs and interests.

Mr Tharman said the credit empowers every Singaporean and it does not matter where they start from. For instance, it can be used by young people in their first jobs, those in the middle of their careers and want to pick a new skills or retirees who want to stay active and develop new interests.

There are already more than 10,000 courses in areas such as basic computing, finance and healthcare, and Mr Tharman said more courses will be added.

For example, selected courses by the National Silver Academy will be introduced by the second half of this year, he noted.