Find skills courses on the go
PROFESSIONALS, managers and executives are now able to find and access information about skill-upgrading courses more easily with a new version of the Learn SG course-search mobile app.
The free app by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) now has a "course search" category. It is a search function that lets users type in key words to view a range of courses.
Mr Wong Hong Kuan, chief executive of WDA, said he hoped the app would "encourage more individuals to proactively upgrade their skills and engage in a lifetime of learning".
Those who use the app have access to information on over 1,100 Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) courses in Singapore, covering categories from customer service, human resources and engineering to sales, marketing, design, and media and communications.
The WSQ is a national credential system that trains, develops, assesses and recognises individuals for key competencies that companies look for in potential employees.
WSQ courses are conducted at Continuing Education and Training (CET) institutes such as the Electronics Industries Training Centre.
Said Mr Wong: "The enhanced Learn SG app aims to provide individuals - in particular, the more-mobile-savvy ones - with a more dynamic experience where they can plug into the latest CET information, anytime and anywhere."
Another new feature of the app has users take a personality test or answer a questionnaire. With that information, the app recommends courses and possible career pathways.
There is also the new journal function, with which executives are able to take notes, either with text entries, or by using images or audio recordings. These notes can be shared with friends.
The app allows files, including notes, to be shared with others via online storage service Dropbox.
The new version of the app, which has been available since Monday, is available for iOS and Android phones and tablets.
The original Learn SG app was launched in March last year.
As of the end of last month, Learn SG has been downloaded over 6,000 times.
From now until July 21, users who download the app and give their feedback stand to win a 16GB iPad mini. Five sets are up for grabs. For details, visit www.wda.gov.sg/LearnSG