For each WSQ framework, an Industry Skills and Training Council drives the development and validation of skills standards, assessment strategies and training curriculum for the industry. Each council is represented by key industry partners, including employers, industry associations, training organisations and unions.
WSQ frameworks build up your skills in two aspects: foundational skills and industry-specific & occupational skills
Foundational Skills and Cross-Industry Skills
Foundational and cross-industry skills comprise a range of skills, knowledge and attributes that help every individual improve his/her employability.
These skills enable workers to better adapt to new job demands and a changing work environment. Foundational skills are portable across all industries.
Industry & Occupational Skills
The Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) industry frameworks cover skills that equip individuals with the know-how to perform specific jobs well.
Industry players, training institutions and unions work together in the Industry Skills and Training Councils (ISTC) to identify the skills required in the industry and to develop the industry-specific WSQ.
NTUC LearningHub is proud to achieve 12 out of the total 33 available frameworks under WSQ. The list of frameworks as follows: