29 November 2023

On 15 November 2023, the Green Skills Committee (“GSC”) convened its first meeting to discuss the development of skills in line with industry needs to meet the requirements of a sustainable, lower-carbon economy. The GSC, which was set up by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (“MTI”) in partnership with SkillsFuture Singapore, brings together industry players, training providers and other partners to ensure that training for green skills is able to keep pace with demand.

According to MTI, the two sub-workgroups formed under the GSC to focus on areas requiring green skills which are and will be in high demand in the immediate- and near-term presented the following findings at the first GSC meeting:

  • The energy sub-workgroup identified 105 key job roles in demand by 2026, with employment size for these roles projected to increase between 1.6 to
    5 times across sub-sectors. These include jobs in areas such as solar system design, energy storage systems (ESS) system design, pre-feasibility and feasibility assessment for electricity imports, and software creation for smart grids.
  • The sustainability reporting and assurance sub-workgroup identified job roles that will be created or enhanced to keep pace with the increasing momentum for sustainability and climate reporting both in Singapore and abroad. It is estimated that the talent pool of company preparers and assurance providers will need to grow by three times by 2027.

Apart from sector-specific skills, the GSC agreed that workers across all sectors would need to be equipped with broad-based knowledge of sustainability as industries evolve in the shift towards a low-carbon, greener economy.

Reference materials

The press release is available on the MTI website www.mti.gov.sg.