Dr Wan Rizal: To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development and Minister-in-charge for Muslim Affairs whether the $1 million injection in training credits by MUIS will cover non-Islamic courses such as mental health, coding and programming, financial management and media literacy.
Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs & Minister for Social and Family Development:
- Muis’ Asatizah Training Credits (ATC) scheme aims to help asatizah develop the relevant skills to operate confidently amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. This complements the national SkillsFuture efforts to encourage Singaporeans to upskill and reskill.
- Asatizah can use the ATC scheme’s credits to take up to six foundational courses in the following competency areas:
a. Digital Literacy;
b. Personal Development and Lifelong Learning;
c. Grit and Resilience; and
d. Tech-Enabled Learning and Delivery.
- There are also existing courses under Muis’ Asatizah Recognition Scheme Continuing Professional Education on mental health and psychological resilience. More advanced and specialised skills such as coding, programming and media literacy are not currently offered under the ATC scheme but asatizah can use their SkillsFuture credits to attend relevant courses to acquire these skills.