Conducted from 2009 - 2010
Professor Stephen Billett, Visiting Research Fellow
Institute for Adult Learning
with Peggy Lim, Seet Jun Feng, Soh Yong Chuan (WDA) Norris Wong, Thomas Yeo, Gillian Ong,
Koh Tat Suan, Michael Choy, Marcelino Lizaso, Joyce Tan and Jaseline Ang (IAL)
What are the employment experiences and CET needs of mature-aged workers in Singapore?
With one of the highest aged populations globally, supporting lifelong employability is a national priority for Singapore. For the WSQ system to help meet this imperative, we have to understand the aspirations and CET needs of mature-aged workers.
42 interviews were conducted with mature workers from a range of occupations and a survey of 226 workers aged over 45 was used to explore, verify and extend what had been found in the interviews.
To sustain lifelong employability across Singapore’s working population requires:
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