The Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) and SIM University (UniSIM) will launch new SkillsFuture Work-Study Degree Programmes in selected growth sectors this year. These new programmes will feature increased employer involvement, and are co-developed and co-delivered with 12 partner companies. The 12 companies comprise a mix of local companies (including small and medium-sized enterprises), Multi-National Corporations (MNCs), and government agencies.
SIT’s programmes will be in information security, software engineering, hospitality business, electrical power engineering, and civil engineering, while UniSIM’s programmes will be in finance and business analytics. Most of these programmes will start during the second half of 2017, with about 65 places available.
In these new SkillsFuture Work-Study Degree Programmes, employers will play a more involved role in developing the talent pipeline for their industry. The role of the employer will include the following:
See: Targeting More Than 400 Placements under the SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme in 2017
Students will benefit from the experience in the following ways:
When assessing candidates for entry to these new SkillsFuture Work-Study Degree Programmes, individual companies may also look out for specific qualities such as passion for the industry, good leadership track records, and performance in entrance tests. While the programmes are meant to target mainly current undergraduates, they are also open to in-employment staff.
The list of participating companies and details on the new SkillsFuture Work-Study Degree programmes are available here.
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