Singapore Workforce Development Agency
|Singapore Workforce Development Agency|
Logo of the WDA
|Formed||September 17, 2003|
|Headquarters||1 Marina Boulevard, #16-01, One Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018989|
|Agency executives||Tan Pheng Hock, Chairman
Wong Hong Kuan, Chief Executive
Ng Cher Pong, Chief Executive-Designate
Goh Eng Ghee, Deputy Chief Executive
Winston Toh, Deputy Chief Executive
|Parent agency||Ministry of Manpower|
WDA was established in 2003 to enhance the competitiveness of our workforce by encouraging workers to learn for life and advance with skills. In today's economy, most jobs require not just knowledge, but also skills.
WDA collaborates with employers, industry associations, the Union and training organisations, to develop and strengthen the Continuing Education and Training (CET) system that is skills-based, open and accessible, as a mainstream pathway for all workers - young and older, from rank and file to professionals and executives - to upgrade and advance in their careers and lives.
To enhance the employability and competitiveness of our workforce.
To mark its fifth anniversary, WDA adopted a new vision statement  in 2008 to reflect its broader role and bolder aspirations as the agency championing Continuing Education and Training (CET) through skills training and upgrading in Singapore. The new vision articulates WDA’s role that has evolved over the last 5 years and reflects the unique role of WDA:
- A Competitive Workforce, with workers Learning for Life, and Advancing with Skills
- Learning for Life links WDA to its past emphasis that continues to be relevant today;
- Advancing with Skills reflects WDA’s focus on the future and the outcome it seeks. Through WSQ and other training programmes, WDA champions skills and competency based training that is relevant to industry, and helps workers advance in their careers and improve their lives;
- A competitive workforce is what WDA ultimately want to achieve, to sharpen Singapore's competitiveness, and Singaporeans continue to progress and prosper.
Industry Skills Frameworks
The WDA encourages continuous upgrading by providing training frameworks across diverse industries, from floristry to aerospace. Examples of other industries are:
- Community and Social Service
- Creative Industries
- Financial Industry
- Food & Beverage
- Human Resource
- Precision Engineering
- "Ng Cher Pong appointed as new chief executive of WDA". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
- Singapore Workforce Development Agency Vision, Mission and Values
- Press Release on WDA's New Vision Statement
- http://app2.wda.gov.sg/web/Contents/Contents.aspx?ContId=8 Singapore Workforce Development Agency Vision, Mission and Values
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