Training and Development Assignment
Added on - 29 Apr 2020
Running head: WSQ FRAMEWORK0Training andDevelopment
WSQ FRAMEWORK1IntroductionThe Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications or more commonly known as WSQ isa nationwide credential system which provides facilities such as training, development,assessing and recognizing to adult workers for competencies which they require stayingemployable in different fields. The VUCA is an acronym for volatility, uncertainty,complexity, and ambiguity which define the general situations and conditions of the market.This report will analyze the relationship between WSQ framework and VUCA environment.
WSQ FRAMEWORK2WSQ FrameworkAs per Sung et al. (2013), WSQ framework is based on the standards that werevalidated and developed by Singapore Workforce Development Agency or WDA. WSQframeworks perform its actions with the collaboration of Industry Skills and TrainingCouncils (ISTCs). The primary objective of WSQ is to ensure that workers are acquiringskills and knowledge which is required by the employers. The employees can use the clearprogression pathways of WSQ framework to upgrade their skills and expertise to plan theircareers.The training and assessment are based on competency, not academic that meansbefore their certification the workers are required demonstrating right competencies. In caseof experienced workers, the WSQ certificate can be received without the requirement oftraining. The facilities of WSQ framework is available to every worker in Singapore since itsentry criteria focus on skills and knowledge rather than formal qualifications (Kodiappan,2011).VUCA EnvironmentAccording to Shaffer and Zalewski (2011), the US government first introducedVUCA at the end of Cold War and in business sector experts started using it in the 1990s.The VUCA environment focuses on the behavior of individuals and groups in corporations,and it defines the behavioral and system failures which are the features of organizationalfailure. Volatility describes the lack of opportunity and stability which is liable for suddenand unpredictable change due to various aspects such as connectivity, digitization, tradeliberalization and competition.Uncertainty defines the lack of predictability of future events and problems; it makesthe process of decision-making significantly difficult due to lack of reliable data. Complexityindicates the difficulty of a situation, due to the issues that are increasing rapidly, whichmakes it near impossible to establish a connection with the results (Lawrence, 2013).Ambiguity defines as lack of clarity which makes it difficult to identify and codify the futurerisks and opportunities accurately.