The Skills Framework group of APIs is aimed at providing better workforce insights, improving talent development and management, and expediting strategic HR initiatives.
Wondering why you should use these APIs? Here are the top 5 benefits of using Skills Framework APIs.
If you are an employer, you can: 1. Find, filter and compare suitable training courses by occupation/job role 2. Save time and effort instead of tediously extracting course details from individual training providers or catalogues 3. Engage employees with customised course recommendations 4. Encourage employees to take up suitable upgrading courses 5. Identify emerging skills and build new capabilities
If you are an individual, you can: 1. Understand your sector or industry as well as employment prospects 2. Easily identify vertical and lateral advancement opportunities 3. Make informed choices before settling on a career or switching career 4. Appraise your chosen career pathway length and the requirements needed to progress into the desired occupation/job role 5. Find suitable programmes based on your current skills and career needs
Wondering how they work? Here’s an example that illustrates how you can deploy Skills Frameworks APIs.
Your Company Director has noted a low utilization of SkillsFuture Credit amongst your staff. Your HR department attributed this in part to the staff having no time, motivation and internet literacy skills to search for and enroll in suitable training courses.
The Company Director hopes that creating a bespoke training course matching tool can save HR time and effort, while sparking his employees’ desire to upgrade their skills and increase productivity.
- A list of suitable training courses, tailored to each employee
- Career opportunities that become available after completion of training
- Auto-refreshed lists when new courses and training providers come into the markets
- A reminder to take up a course and utilize annual SkillsFuture Credit
The following APIs can be used to create the app.
|To match employees to Skills Framework’s database of job roles/occupations||Get a list of occupations by sector getOccupationBySectorUri Get a list of job roles related to an occupation getJobRolesByOccupation Extract related information tied to that job role getJobRoleDetail|
|To find suitable training programmes for each employee||Get a list of job roles with the programmes that are mapped to it: getJobRoleProgrammeType Get a list of courses mapped with job roles for training exchange to tag job roles to courses in course directory: getJobRoleProgrammeType Get the list of WSQ, CET, PET, SFC, PA courses with course provider information from ILP course directory: taxo-courses Return a list of related Job Roles based on a Job Role’s ILPCode: getRelatedJobRolesByILPCode|
|To identify new job opportunities and accompanying pay scales||Search for job role based on keywords, sector name, qualification, and field of study. searchJobRole|
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These APIs make it possible to build tools that help people make informed choices in skills and career development at every stage of their career, while fostering a culture that supports workplace learning and lifelong learning.
Course recommendations can be customised to each individual on a timely basis, increasing engagement. By providing a list of suitable training courses and how the job roles are structured based on sector norms, everyone can easily identify vertical and lateral advancement opportunities.
As an individual, you can enjoy having course recommendations tailored to your current capabilities, and career information that caters to your future needs, hopes and dreams.
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What is the Skills Framework?
Skills Framework is an integral component of the Industry Transformation Maps and it is co-created by Employers, Industry Associations, Education Institutions, Unions and Government for the Singapore Workforce.
It provides key information on sector, career pathways, occupations/job roles, as well as existing and emerging skills required for the occupations/job roles. It also provides a list of training programmes for skills upgrading and mastery.
The Skills Framework aims to create a common skills language for individuals, employers and training providers. This further helps to facilitate skills recognition and support the design of training programmes for skills and career development.
The Skills Framework is also developed with the objectives to build deep skills for a lean workforce, enhance business competitiveness and support employment and employability.