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Melvin Yong on SkillsFuture Singapore Agency and Skills Development Levy amendment bills

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Beyond strengthening the regulatory powers of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) to deter fraud, the Ministry of Education must also ensure that SSG-funded courses adequately support the changing aspirations of Singaporeans. Making the point in Parliament on Tuesday (Jan 10), MP Melvin Yong offered two suggestions. First, regularly review and remove courses and training providers that have poor take-up rates and poor reviews. Two, extend more funding to online rather than in-person courses as more and more people work remotely. Mr Yong also asked about enhanced enforcement powers being given to SSG officers. He wanted to know what sort of training they will get and what safeguards will be in place to ensure their powers are used appropriately.

Beyond strengthening the regulatory powers of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) to deter fraud, the Ministry of Education must also ensure that SSG-funded courses adequately support the changing aspirations of Singaporeans. Making the point in Parliament on Tuesday (Jan 10), MP Melvin Yong offered two suggestions. First, regularly review and remove courses and training providers that have poor take-up rates and poor reviews. Two, extend more funding to online rather than in-person courses as more and more people work remotely. Mr Yong also asked about enhanced enforcement powers being given to SSG officers. He wanted to know what sort of training they will get and what safeguards will be in place to ensure their powers are used appropriately.

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