TL;DR – You can’t use your SkillsFuture credits for Netflix, but you CAN for LXP!
For 60 years since 6 September 1961, the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) has been at the forefront of workers, championing the interests and rights of all workers, so that they can enjoy better welfare, better wages, and better work prospects.
As the labour force and the learning needs of the workers continue to evolve, NTUC knows that it must keep pace with the changes as well.
To help workers stay relevant and remain competitive, the tripartite partners – comprising NTUC, the Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF), and the Ministry of Manpower – launched an online learning app that provides on-the-go and bite-sized content for training and upskilling.
The “Netflix of Learning”, but cheaper
Developed and powered by NTUC LearningHub, the Learning eXperience Platform (LXP) app currently has more than 75,000 courses which users can have unlimited access to when they subscribe to the app.
Other than being a platform for encouraging the adoption of lifelong learning, the LXP app will also boost the employability of workers by providing industry-recognised, stackable micro-credentials, a feature that is in the product enhancement pipeline, to enhance their portfolios and resumes.
“Like Netflix, workers can subscribe to LXP and gain unlimited access to a wide range of content, from personal and leadership development, to emerging areas such as coding and blockchain,” said Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat when speaking at NTUC’s Ordinary Delegates’ Conference on Wednesday (17 November).
The subscription fee for LXP costs only $10 per month, which is cheaper than Netflix.
For individuals who are union members, the subscription fee costs only $5 per month. Members can also tap on their Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP), a training benefit for NTUC members, to offset the LXP subscription.
Subscribers can also use their SkillsFuture Credit to fully offset these amounts.
“The LXP marks our commitment that NTUC will be at the forefront as a training enabler for our workers, and that we will continue to innovate our offerings to remain relevant and better serve our members and workers’ needs,” said NTUC Secretary-General Ng Chee Meng in a Facebook post.
Not sure about you, but I like how these courses on LXP are curated and designed to fit into our lifestyles. Because let’s be honest, ain’t nobody got time to sit through boring and long lectures anymore.
So yes, modular, bite-sized, on-the-go learning for the win!