Singapore Workforce Development Agency


Singapore Workforce Development Agency

Infobox Government agency
agency_name =
abbreviation = WDA


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formed = 17 Sep 2003
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dissolved =
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employees = 400
headquarters = 1 Marina Boulevard, #16-01, One Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018989
chief1_name = ONG YE KUNG (Mr)
chief1_position = Chief Executive
chief2_name = GOH ENG GHEE (Mr)
chief2_position = Deputy Chief Executive
parent_agency = Ministry of Manpower(Singapore)
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website = http://www.wda.gov.sg
footnotes = Statutory boards of the Singapore Government Government of Singapore

The Singapore Workforce Development Agency (Abbreviation: WDA; Chinese: 新加坡劳动力发展局) is a Statutory Board under the Ministry of Manpower (Singapore) 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.

Mission

To enhance the employability and competitiveness of our workforce. [ [http://app2.wda.gov.sg/web/Contents/Contents.aspx?ContId=8 Singapore Workforce Development Agency Vision, Mission and Values] ]

Vision

To mark its fifth anniversary, WDA adopted a new vision statement [ [http://app2.wda.gov.sg/web/Contents/Contents.aspx?Yr=2008&ContId=635 Press Release on WDA's 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 [http://app2.wda.gov.sg/web/Contents/Contents.aspx?ContId=8 Singapore Workforce Development Agency Vision, Mission and Values]

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.

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