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  1. What is MySkillsFuture?

    MySkillsFuture is a one-stop portal, which enables you to make informed education and career choices and empowers you for lifelong learning.

  2. Who is MySkillsFuture for?

    The portal is designed for individuals from Primary 5 to adulthood.

    1. Primary 5 to Pre-University students will use the portal through structured classroom learning, as a tool for education and career exploration and planning. 
    2. Institute of Technical Education (ITE), Polytechnic and University students, national servicemen and adults will use the portal independently, supported by school and Education and Career Guidance (ECG) counsellors for career planning, building resilience and lifelong learning.
    3. Employers will use the portal to reach job seekers, and access education and labour-market information to shape the training and development of their workforce.
    4. Training Providers will use the portal to reach course seekers. This portal will enhance such providers’ knowledge on market trends to deliver customised and quality training.
  3. How do I use MySkillsFuture for Students?

    If you are a student from Primary 5 to Pre-University, the portal is designed to help you discover your interests and strengths, and guide your education and career development at every stage of your education journey.

  4. What is the difference between and MySkillsFuture for Students?

    Prior to the launch of MySkillsFuture, was the portal used to support ECG lessons in schools.

    Compared to, MySkillsFuture allows students to continue to have access to ECG resources and build their education and career eportfolio across different life stages. It contains new features such as an enhanced occupations database, interactive avatar for Primary school students to learn about industries and jobs and reflection questions that will enable students to consolidate their learning while exploring the portal.

  5. What is the purpose of MySkillsFuture for Students (Primary)?

    MySkillsFuture for Students (Primary) is designed to facilitate ECG for Primary 5 and 6 students.

    ECG’s focus at the Primary level is to help you develop your self-awareness and introduce you to a wide range of occupations, including new jobs created in this ever-changing world of work. Designed to support ECG lessons, the portal will enable you to:

    • Raise awareness of your interests and strengths
    • Plan your education pathways and find out more about Secondary schools
    • Explore different careers and nurture your aspirations for the future
  6. How will MySkillsFuture for Students (Primary) benefit me?

    The portal is designed to support you in your education and career planning process. You will be able to learn about different jobs, skills and work values through interactive games and tools. You will be able to access a database of occupations and information on Secondary schools to facilitate your education and career planning.

  7. Am I too young to start on Education and Career Guidance (ECG)?

    Research has shown that late Primary school is a good time to provide career education and that it is appropriate to start with an emphasis on career awareness. According to psychologist Erik Erikson, children at the Primary level are at the psychosocial stage of discovering their interests and strengths, and developing a sense of competence. When you participate in school programmes, they will provide you with rich opportunities to find out more about your interests and strengths.

    Used in ECG lessons within Form Teacher Guidance Period (FTGP), MySkillsFuture for Students (Primary) is a useful resource that can support you in your journey of self-discovery. It can also help to develop your awareness of the world of work. Through games and activities in the portal, you can learn more about your interests and different industries and occupations. The portal also provides an engaging platform for you to explore options for Secondary school and the various education pathways after Primary school.

  8. Why do I get an account only when I reach Primary 5?

    The Primary portal has been developed for you based on your developmental readiness and reading level.


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