FWS now approved for Singapore Skillsfuture

FWS now approved for Singapore Skillsfuture

The Wine Scholar Guild’s French Wine Scholar (FWS) Program received official endorsement as an approved wine certification program from Skillsfuture Singapore!

The Skillsfuture is a national movement that encourages individuals to take ownership of their skills development and lifelong learning.

All Singaporeans aged 25 and above have received an opening credit of S$500 since January 2016. Such credit will not expire and the Singapore government will provide periodic top-ups so that Singaporeans may accumulate their credit, and use it to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses in the Skillsfuture listing.

(Click on this link to watch a clip on the’ Who, What, When, Where, Why and How’ of Singapore’s Skillsfuture initiative: )

Mr. Lim Hwee Peng CWE FWS (of WineCraft Marketing & Services, an approved program provider for the FWS Program in Singapore) shared, “We are extremely proud and delighted that the FWS program under our care in Singapore has been successfully accorded as an approved program in the Skillsfuture listing. The Skillsfuture, a national initiative, aspires to deepen skills and achieve mastery in professional fields through a list of curated courses; such aim coincides neatly into ours, which is to increase professionalism in the Wine, F&B, Hospitality and related trade sectors.”

Lim continues, “The efforts we have cultivated in building credibility and to heighten awareness of FWS program among professionals and enthusiasts were instrumental in paving the way for the FWS program to be approved as part of Skillsfuture courses.” Lim also highlighted that FWS program’s approved status in Skillsfuture will run till year 2021.  

Wine Scholar Guild President, Julian Camus, stated, “Having a Singapore Skillsfuture listing validates the resumé-building nature of this study and certification program. We are proud to be a part of Singapore’s commitment to professional development.”

The next French Wine Scholar program in Singapore will launch in April 2017. Interested wine professionals should contact Mr. Lim Hwee Peng CWE FWS at WineCraft Marketing & Services for details: or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About the Wine Scholar Guild:

The Wine Scholar Guild ( provides outstanding educational programming for the professional development of wine industry members and committed students of wine. It offers innovative and multi-faceted instruction through print, webinars, study trips and classes with tutored tastings. The Wine Scholar Guild offers wine study and certification programs for serious students of wine. These programs are offered by 50 program providers in 15 countries on 5 continents. Educational programing is also available in distance learning formats.

For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 1-202-640-5466.

Full information on the French Wine Scholar program is also available on the Wine Scholar Guild web site at:

Julien Camus

Founder & President @ Wine Scholar Guild

Julien worked as Trade Attaché for wines and spirits at the French Embassy in Washington DC (2004-2006). In this role, he recognized the need for French wine education as a means to spur consumer demand and interest in his country’s wines.

To that end, he founded the Wine Scholar Guild in August of 2005,an organization dedicated to the promotion of French wine and culture through education. Julien invited national importers of French wine to join the organization as Industry Members and 25 key French wine importers did so immediately.

After leaving the embassy, he has devoted his energies to developing the Wine Scholar Guild and its network of program providers around the globe. Julien holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration with a major in International Marketing from the Strasbourg Management School.

In 2019, Julien was one of the "Future 50" award winners, an award created by WSET and IWSC to acknowledge professionals under 40 who have made a significant contribution to the industry.

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