Closed-Door Discussion on the Use of SkillsFuture and Employability of the Malay-Muslim Community


It was reported in a 2016 article by Berita Harian that only 8.4% of the 126,000 Singaporeans who utilised the SkillsFuture credit were from the Malay community. This is an under representation of the community. Why is this so? Are there specific obstacles or challenges that are hindering the community from utilizing this facility?

The Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), supported by the research units from MENDAKI, Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP), Persatuan Pemudi Islam Singapura (PPIS) and Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS), will be holding a closed-door discussion on the topic ‘The Use of SkillsFuture and Employability of the Malay/Muslim Community’.

This event aims to bring together experts and practitioners who will be able to enrich the discussion by virtue of their vast and insightful knowledge of the topic. Issues relating to the community such as current “skills gap”, obstacles and challenges faced in relation to the topic will be surfaced. Participants may then offer suggestions on what the community, larger society and government can do to overcome such obstacles.

To provide a roadmap for the discussion, selected speakers will first be invited to share their experiences and viewpoints.

Attendance at this event is by invitation and prior registration only. To allow for free and frank exchange, this closed-door discussion will be held under the Chatham House Rule.

About the Network

The loosely-formed informal network is made up of research units from various Singapore Malay/Muslim organisations. The Network serves as a platform where ideas and knowledge on issues impacting the Malay/Muslim community can be discussed. Core members of the network include research units of MENDAKI, AMP, PPIS, MUIS and IPS.

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For Enquiries:

For enquiries, please contact Ms Choo Kia Ming at tel: 6516-8391 or email:

Thursday, 01 February 2018
2.45 pm - 5.00 pm