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While one programme is expected to benefit up to 100 job seekers through company training for the built environment, the other is a six-month course to help build skills in digitalisation and internationalisation.

On 23 July (Saturday), SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) announced it will be offering two more training programmes for which mid-career jobseekers can apply to receive more “industry-relevant training opportunities.”

The two programmes are:

  • SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme – company training for digital transformation in the built environment, and
  • SGUnited Skills Global Tech Talent Programme

Chief Executive of SSG, Ong Tze-Ch’in said: “SSG is pleased to partner Johnson Controls and Ngee Ann Polytechnic to roll out two new courses under the SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme – company training and SGUnited Skills programmes.

He added: “SSG will continue to expand the list of courses and partner companies to provide more quality industry-relevant career transition opportunities for mid-career jobseekers.”

Programme 1: Company training for digital transformation in the built environment sector

SSG has partnered with Johnson Controls, a firm in smart building management, and Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) to roll out the first course in the built environment sector under the SGUnited mid-career pathways programme – company training.

In this programme, participants will be equipped with digital and smart facilities management skills in key areas such as building services management, green building management and workplace health and safety.

To that end, participants will undergo:

  • A six-month curriculum that comprises three months of classroom training co-delivered by Johnson Controls and NP,
  • A three-month attachment hosted by Johnson Controls.

Through the course, participants will additionally gain essential skills for emerging job roles such as smart facilities manager, digital customer success manager, and project manager.

“Up to 100 mid-career jobseekers are expected to benefit from the course,” SSG shared.

Johnson Controls will also provide employment facilitation as part of the course,” SSG added.

With regard to enrolment details, SSG said, the subsidised course fee is S$500, which participants can offset using their SkillsFuture credit. In addition, each enrolled participant will receive a monthly training allowance of S$1,500.

Programme 2: Global tech talent programme

Continuing its partnership with NP, SSG will also introduce another course called the Global Tech Talent Programme, which will open for registration in Q3 2021.

It is a six-month course looking to equip participants with skills related to both digitalisation and internationalisation, to develop a local talent pipeline that can support companies in their overseas operations.

According to SSG, the course will prepare participants for job roles such as software engineer, application developer, and full-stack developer.

In this programme, participants will undergo:

  • A three-month classroom training curated by NP where they will be trained in the use of programming languages such as Python and JavaScript for front-end and back-end web development,
  • A three-month overseas apprenticeship at companies in sectors such as technology and e-commerce. [This is subject to prevailing travel restrictions. Remote apprenticeship will serve as a substitute mode of training if travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 situation are in place.]

SSG shared: “Upon completion of the programme, selected candidates may be offered job opportunities in their apprenticeship company.

“Career advisory and employment assistance will also be provided to support participants in their job search.”

The enrolment details come in the form of S$500 after subsidies, which participants can offset using their SkillsFuture Credit. Each enrolled participant will receive a monthly training allowance of S$1,200.


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