Corporate Profile

Workforce Advancement Federation Ltd (WAF) is a non-profit organisation incorporated to provide assistance and support to the local business communities in building a sustainable workforce.

Through its various initiatives and activities, WAF aims to provide sharing and learning platforms to facilitate the exchange of best practices in human resource and capability development for the local workforce. In tandem of fostering the spirit of tripartism within Singapore’s dynamic business environment, the federation envision its core objective of shaping a productive and competitive workforce as key to the overall economic progress of the nation.


  • Advancing a Competitive Workforce


  • Increase the competitive edge of enterprises through developing and nurturing a world class workforce


Well-Rounded I Adaptable I Forward-Looking

  • Fostering well-rounded ambassadors with the drive to inculcate the right attitude, skills and aptitude in the workforce;
  • Promoting the adoption of innovative solutions to help enterprises and employees stay adaptable in the changing business landscape;
  • Imbuing a forward-looking perspective on workforce matters, enabling enterprises to take on global challenges.


The key emphasis is on the letter “A” signifying “Advancement” which is designed to stand out. It is shaped like an arrow pointing upwards to represent constant progression and advancement the federation brings to the business community – employees and employers alike.

In addition, “A” in the logo also depicts WAF as a bridge between the business community and the government towards building a sustainment environment for the workforce.