This topic addresses questions on what the portal is about and who it is designed for. It includes commonly asked questions on navigating the portal.
MySkillsFuture is a one-stop portal, which enables you to make informed education and career choices, and empowers you for lifelong learning.
The portal is designed for individuals from Primary 5 to adulthood.
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.
Prior to the launch of MySkillsFuture, ecareers.sg was the portal used to support ECG lessons in schools.
Compared to ecareers.sg, 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.
MySkillsFuture for Students (Secondary) is designed to facilitate ECG for Secondary School students.
The focus of ECG at the Secondary level is to develop your self-awareness, explore possible career pathways and discover various education options.
Designed to support ECG lessons, the portal will enable you to:
The portal is designed to bring you through the education and career planning process. You will be able to learn about your career interests, skills, work values and learning styles through interactive tools. You will be able to tap into a database of occupations and information on educational institutions and courses to facilitate your education and career planning.
When you are not logged into your MySkillsFuture for Students account, you can only browse and search for industry, job and school information.
When you log in to the portal, you are able to access more features such as viewing information you have browsed and saved as favourites on My ePortfolio, using the four tools in Know Yourself and recording your results on My Profile.
My Profile and My ePortfolio provide you with a structured way to update, track and consolidate your personal information such as abilities, skills, knowledge, qualities, talents, and achievements in school and beyond school.
Using My Profile, you can update and track your personal information such as interests, skills, values, learning styles, achievements and activities in school and beyond school.
Using My ePortfolio, you can view your saved favourites. These include industries, job roles, education pathways, educational institutions, courses, events and articles. You can also view your goals, reflections, resumes, cover letters and references in My ePortfolio.
The structure and process of using My ePortfolio will help you understand yourself better when you engage in the process of education and career exploration and planning. The system is designed in a user-friendly manner that allows you to have an overview of the content within My Profile and My ePortfolio.
You can download and print My Profile and My ePortfolio in a print-friendly format.
The information you stored in My Profile and My ePortfolio will remain within the portal as you move on to pre-university. If you are heading to other educational institutions such as Institute of Technical Education (ITE), Polytechnic, LASALLE College of the Arts, and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, you can choose to transfer your information over to MySkillsFuture (Adults and Tertiary Students Account) when you graduate from Secondary school.
With My Goals, you can take charge of your education and career development by planning your next steps forward. In this goal setting module, you will be guided to set both academic and non-academic goals.
For more details on My Goals, click here.
Know Yourself allows you to discover more about your career interests, skills, work values and learning styles through four tools. These tools enable you to discover different aspects of yourself and facilitate your exploration of job roles, industries and courses.
World of Work allows you to explore over 1000 job roles and 31 associated industries, via the features Learn About Job Roles and Singapore Industry Landscape.
For more details on Know Yourself, click here.
For more details on World of Work, click here.
Several theories prove useful for providing career guidance to students and adults, but few are as well researched or practical as that of Dr. John L. Holland and Dr. Donald E. Super. For that reason, their theories have been adopted as the basis for the Career Interests, Skills Confidence and Work Values tools found in Know Yourself.
The Dunn and Dunn Learning Styles model has been adopted as the basis for the Learning Styles tool in Know Yourself.
Dr. Holland’s theory of Vocational Personalities in Work Environments can be summarised in four statements:
You can find out your Holland personality types related to career interests by taking the Career Interests tool and identify your confidence in skills by taking the Skills Confidence tool in Know Yourself.
Dr. Super’s career development theory and research on work values can be summarised in four statements.
You may find the linkages between values and occupations by taking the Work Values tool in Know Yourself.
Dunn and Dunn Learning Styles model can be summarised in three statements:
You can find out more about your learning style by taking the Learning Styles tool in Know Yourself.
The pedagogy of MySkillsFuture for Students is to provide features and functions that will effectively facilitate students’ exploration of education and career pathways and guide them in making informed decisions and education and career plans.
When students are aware that their interests, skills and work values can be applied in a number of viable career options, they are more likely to be adaptive in making successful transitions to further education and work.
MySkillsFuture for Students empowers students to achieve this by providing them with:
MySkillsFuture for Students supports the three stages of the Education and Career Guidance (ECG) Developmental Model. The ECG Developmental Model is a framework that guides schools in programming developmentally appropriate ECG activities for students at different levels. The model highlights education and career development as a process that takes place over one’s life span, with three progressive emphases of Awareness, Exploration and Planning.
The first stage is Awareness, where students discover more about their interests and strengths, and build their awareness of the wide array of occupations in the world of work.
The second stage is Exploration, where students explore the portal and learn information related to different occupations and education options. This exploration provides them with a better understanding of the educational qualifications they will need, in order to pursue their education and career goals.
The third stage is Planning, where students build up their profiles and portfolios according to their education and career goals. They can also pick up relevant skills such as cover letter and resume writing, and interview skills.
The RIASEC codes are generated based on the O*Net online platform for job information in the United States. These RIASEC codes have been localised and contextualised to suit occupations in Singapore. Local occupations are analysed and matched to the US equivalent on O*Net from which the RIASEC codes are based. Having been validated through in-depth studies and tests, the RIASEC codes provide insights into each job role while providing best matches to individuals’ job preference.