NUS SGUnited Skills Programme
The NUS SGUnited Skills programme is intended for professionals who have been affected by the economic impact of COVID-19. It is a full-time, 6-month training programme designed to help trainees acquire and apply industry-relevant skills to improve employability. To facilitate transition to employment as and when job opportunities are available, the NUS SGUnited Skills programme is delivered through stackable Professional Certificates and other bite-size online courses.
Trainees will receive a training allowance of $1,200 per month from SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) for the duration of the programme, in order to cover their basic expenses. Course fees are also subsidised by SSG, and trainees can use their SkillsFuture Credit to offset the remainder of the course fees (after subsidies, a 6-month programme has a net fee of $500). For more information, please visit SSG’s website.
NUS will provide career-related webinars and connect trainees to government agencies and relevant employers to help them in their job search. However, NUS cannot guarantee job placement at the end of the 6-month programme even though it will make the utmost effort to support trainees in their job search.
Learning Pathway and Description of Common Programme Structure*
The sequence of the learning pathway for NUS SGUnited Skills programme is as follows.
In the first month of NUS SGUnited Skills programme, all participants will take a common Professional Certificate in Human and Automated Managerial Skills. In the second month, participants will move into their respective tracks in Data and Artificial Intelligence Literacies (DAIL). From the third to fifth month, participants will take up sector-specific Professional and Technology Literacies (PTL) training. All 6-month programmes will conclude with a final month of project work**.
Human & Managerial Literacies (HML)
This aspect of the programme focuses on building participants’ competencies in interconnecting systems, machines and people so that he/she can make sense of complex information, communicate with colleagues and clients, and make adjustments quickly.
Digital and Artificial Intelligence Literacies (DAIL)
This aspect of the programme focuses on building participants’ competencies in understanding, analysing and using information from digital tools and artificial intelligence appropriately to aid them in their work.
Professional and Technology Literacies (PTL)
This aspect of the programme focuses on building participants’ competencies in using up-to-date and relevant technology to enhance their effectiveness and productivity.
*This sequence and structure applies to all programmes except the one in the Infocomm and Media sector from NUS-ISS.
**Except in the Media sector, where mini-projects will immediately follow at the completion of each PTL Professional Certificate in the third to fifth month.
NUS will be rolling out programmes for the following sectors.
The NUS SGUnited Skills programme is open to Singaporean Citizen or Permanent Resident mid-career jobseekers.
For programmes delivered by NUS-ISS, please apply at www.iss.nus.edu.sg/executive-education/sgus
For all other programmes, please follow the application process below:
- Interested applicants should first apply through NUS’ partner the Employment and Employability Institute (e2i). The application form can be accessed here.
- e2i will ascertain if you meet the pre-requisites listed for the sector that you are interested in. If you do, NUS will contact you next.
- We will assess your suitability for the NUS SGUnited Skills programme based on your overall application and an interview (optional), and offer you a place in the NUS SGUnited Skills programme if you are suitable.
Please be aware that it might take up to a month for us to confirm whether you are offered a place in the NUS SGUnited Skills programme or not.
The NUS SGUnited Skills programme is subsidised by SkillsFuture Singapore; trainees will pay a net fee of $500 for a 6-month programme. You may pay this $500 fee with your SkillsFuture Credit (SFC), if you have sufficient balance in your SFC account.
Employers who are interested in recruiting the trainees in the NUS SGUnited Skills programme are welcome to write to us at email@example.com.
Employees of SGUnited Skills programme trainees are entitled to the Enhanced Hiring Incentive, which is part of the SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package. It covers local workers of all ages, with increased support for those aged 40 and above.
- Employers that hire a local worker aged 40 and above who had gone through the NUS SGUnited Skills programme can receive salary support of 40% for six months, capped at $12,000 in total.
- Employers that hire a local worker aged below 40 who had gone through the NUS SGUnited Skills programme can receive salary support of 20% for six months, capped at $6,000 in total.
For more information, please visit SkillsFuture Singapore and Workforce Singapore’s SGUnited Jobs and Skills website.
For any other questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org