About IAL

Our Vision and Mission

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Our Vision:

To empower Singapore's future-ready workforce and be the nexus of an internationally recognised adult learning ecosystem.

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Our Mission:

Advance adult learning ecosystem

Build deep research and inspire learning innovation

Catalyse workforce transformation

About The Institute

The Institute for Adult Learning (IAL) is an autonomous institute of SUSS. As the National Centre of Excellence for Adult Learning, IAL seeks to raise the quality of Training and Adult Education (TAE) in Singapore through continuous education, and in collaboration with Institutes for Higher Learning and training providers. IAL conducts research to inform policy and practice in continuous education, and facilitate the translation of such research into methods, resources, and tools for adoption and scaling across the TAE ecosystem. It also supports the National Centre of Excellence for Workplace Learning (NACE) network through the NACE@IAL, by advancing the theory and practice of workplace learning, and drives innovation and technology for the TAE sector.   

IAL launched its first five-year strategic roadmap in 2020 with the objective of 'Always Advancing' to meet the evolving needs of the dynamic workforce and build a future-ready TAE sector. 


As an autonomous institute of the Singapore University of Social Sciences, IAL is governed by an independent council, which sets the strategic direction for the institute. Get to know IAL Council, Our Executive Director and Our Management team.

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Press Room


12 Jul 2024


Welcome Address by Associate Professor (Practice) Yeo Li Pheow, Executive Director, IAL at the Adult Educators’ Day 2024, on 12 Jul 2024

12 Jul 2024


Address by Mr Tan Kok Yam, Chief Executive, SkillsFuture Singapore & Chairman, IAL Council, at the Adult Educators' Day 2024 on 12 July 2024

For media-related enquiries, please contact:

Ms Tan Sock Gim | Deputy Director, Corporate Communications and International Relations

Email: Tan_Sock_Gim@ial.edu.sg
Contact: +65 6579 0187

Annual Reports





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Apr 2019 - Dec 2020


IAL Advance


Dec 2023 | Issue 9


Aug 2023 | Issue 8


Apr 2023 | Issue 7