Singapore's Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry & Ministry of Education, Chee Hong Tat has announced a new SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme (ELP) for the air transport sector.

The ELP, launched in collaboration with SATS and SIM Global Education, is the first time that a private education institute is jointly curating and delivering a programme in the air transport sector with industry partners.

Commencing in October 2019, the 18-month ELP will equip participants with skills such as design thinking, project management for business innovation, and business analytics for decision making.

Participants can then expect to take on jobs as air transport officers (ATOs), supporting areas such as ground operations, management and business functions. (more details below)

A strong supporter of SkillsFuture initiatives, SATS has set up its own SATS Academy, as well as recently completed a successful pilot run of the SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace for its employees in November 2018. It is planning to enrol 3,000 of its employees into the programme.

About the ELP – Specialist Diploma in Aviation Management

The 18-month work-learn programme is best suited for fresh polytechnic graduates looking to deepen their skills through structured workplace learning and mentorship. Companies can seek out these fresh polytechnic graduates as an Air Transport Officer.

How does it work? Suitable candidates will be matched with a job related to their field of study and benefit from structured career development through the company’s talent development plan. Participating employers can also recruit local fresh talent through the ELP.

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