Mid-career individuals losing their jobs during the pandemic can get their skills updated with new courses offered by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). As part the SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package, SSG will be rolling out two new courses to provide industry-relevant training opportunities for mid-career jobseekers.
SSG partners with Johnson Controls, a global leader 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. The course is titled SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme – Company Training for Digital Transformation in the Built Environment. In this course, 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.
Participants will undergo a six-month curriculum that comprises three months of classroom training co-delivered by Johnson Controls and NP, and thereafter a three-month attachment hosted by Johnson Controls. Through the course, participants will 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. Johnson Controls will also provide employment facilitation as part of the course. The subsidised course fee is $500, which participants can offset using their SkillsFuture Credit. In addition, each enrolled participant will receive a monthly training allowance of $1,500. More information on this SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme – Company Training course can be found at www.johnsoncontrols.com/en_sg/openblue-innovation-center/sgupctdigitaltransformation.
Further, SSG has also partnered with NP to roll out a new course, the Global Tech Talent Programme, under the SGUnited Skills Programme.
The 6-month course aims 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. The course will prepare participants for job roles such as Software Engineer, Application Developer and Full-Stack Developer.
The Global Tech Talent Programme will cost $500 after subsidies, which participants can offset using their SkillsFuture Credit. Each enrolled participant will receive a monthly training allowance of $1,200. Registration will open in Q3 2021. More details on the course can be found at https://www.techcareers.sg/gttp.