Market Driven Credentialization

An overview

In the market driven credentialization, the industries take the forefront of education. The schools will no longer be centralized but rather based within the industry organizations. The students no longer need to be sited within single premises but can work from anywhere as long as they fulfill the requirements of the credentials. These credentials are conceptualized, customized and delivered by industries to meet their own unique needs. This represents the labor demand side. On the other hand, the students need to take only the necessary modules, and can ignore the traditional liberal arts/general education model that every student is asked to undergo. This saves resources and time as the students can specialize earlier and finish the track and begin working at a younger age. This represents the labor supply side.

The paradigm shift will result in the destruction of middle and high school and an earlier specialization resulting in silos that that start from probably the early elementary school. The basic education will not be composed of traditional subjects but rather by skills that are geared towards discovery of talents that will stream the students toward employable skills that are "industry-certified".
Language, mathematics and arts are taught only in rudimentary manner up to the point where recognizable talent appears and the student is immediately streamed. The parent are the important decision makers at this stage, and they choose in a manner of "proxy" what they think will be the best for the student. After the streaming stage, the industry becomes the surrogate guardian and decides on behalf of the market, the necessary skills that will be taught to the students. This results in students graduating with readily-employable, albeit narrow sets of skills at a younger age as "industry-irrelevant" subjects (such as humanities, philosophy for engineers; mathematics for arts graduate; etc) are not taken up. This dovetails very well to our futures scenario wherein the aging population has put a strain to our workforce such that the working age has been pushed much younger to enlarge the labor force and support the retired population.

Attitudes, expectations, political support
Government have less role in education, "laissez-faire"
Education is not limited within the context conventional schools (e.g. Mac University)
Content is industry-driven, more specialised. ("Demand side")
More experiential learning, more hands-on.
Blurring of vocational and professional educational
Public acceptance of diversified educational system
Earlier streaming ("Supply side")
Open market context
Almost completely private funding, very little public funding, if ever
Goals, functions, equity
More equitable as people only need to pay for what they want (theatre industry do not need to study Mathematics)
More accessible from more diverse places to obtain credentials
Less barriers to entry into education
Organisations and structures
Breakdown of content into modular structure and specialization
Mainly driven by industry
Industries defines skill sets that need to be developed, and provides the content and infrastructure to learn the expertise.
Towards apprenticeship training pathway.
Techno + Connectivity = Richness
The geo-political dimension
Earlier entry into workforce (due to more focus and effective training), thereby expanding the workforce.
Government become policy makers/regulators, providing boundaries (against abuses, security issues, etc)
The teaching force
Breakdown of traditional school system, with children study outside school (home-school, private schooling, industry academy)
Industries define the credentials that they need


NACC Tribune
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JOB OPPORTUNITIES, 15-30 April 2030

The Ngee Ann Community School is looking for individuals to teach our 5-6 year old students on:
General Computer Education and Computer Play

International Mirotough Computer Science Institute membership level 1 with passes on the following toolkits:
•Computing for Toddlers
•Three-dimensional spreadsheets
•Multi-language word processing
•Humanities and Android Interactions
Attained level 26 on WarCraft v.2030 or rescued the 20000 princes on Hyper Maria Sisters• Licensed to shock kids for up to 20000 volts from the National Children’s Disciplinary Committee
  • University degree not important.
  • Apple Trainor's Certificate holders (considered obsolete) need not apply
•Work from home
•Broadband speed minimum of 10 Tbps
•Four dimensional, holographic console shall be provided
•Kid shock equipment controller shall also be provided.
•Salary range: 150 000 - 200 000 Singaporean yuans depending on experience.

Reply to: Red Mendoza, President of Parent-Industry Association, Ngee Ann Community Center

NACC Job Application

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In 2025, Job Application Process will like follow:

  • Market Driven Credentialised Education in 2025
  • Basic Work Skill Education Industry in 2025
  • No age limit and pre-requisites on all courses [course length might vary]
  • Content provided and control by Industry; Certification done by Industry
  • Home and Equipment powered primarily by green energy and petrol generator as supplement
  • Home equipped with wireless connectivity to all community world wide


Digital Media Presenter able to:

  • watch Information on Screen
  • make interact using wireless touchpad, touch screen, voice interpretor with language translator



Ah Beng voice-command the Presenter: Presenter, on.
Digital Presenter: Please wait… Initialization compleded.
System ready. Good morning Ah Beng
Ah Beng voice-command: Find NACC website.
Digital Presenter: Done. What are you looking for?
Ah Beng voice-command: Volume lower 3.
Digital Presenter: Done.
Ah Beng voice-command: NACC basic mathematics course bidding.
Digital Presenter: Done.

Ah Beng reading and entering details on the application form.
Digital Presenter: Application success

Server replied and link with the admin person link up and talk to Ah Beng to finalized details.

Server collates details and informs all participants.

-Process end-