NUS SkillsFuture Career Transition Programmes (SCTPs)

SkillsFuture Career Transition Programmes (SCTPs) is a national workforce initiative by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) for organisations to potentially recruit mid-career individuals with newly-acquired industry-relevant skill sets that are aligned to their firms' business needs. It is a Train-and-Place programme where the SCTP trainees will attend training courses and other immersive learning activities, in addition to NUS' career advisory services and employment facilitation.


For EmployersFor Individuals


Employers

To support the SCTPs under a Train-and-Place mode, participating Employer Partners (EPs) can tap on additional sources of manpower and meet their manpower needs by providing mid-career switchers with an opportunity to work in your enterprise.

As an NUS EP, your organisation will be entitled to these privileges:

NUS EP privilege

 

Publicity on NUS website indicating you are an EP for the NUS SCTPs

NUS EP privilege

 

Access to SCTP graduates for recruitment as skilled professionals

NUS EP privilege

 

No financial costs


EPs will also be able to:
✓ Access NUS TalentConnect, a dedicated NUS job portal
✓ Sit in for class observations during SCTP trainings
✓ Provide speakers to speak with SCTP trainees during their trainings
✓ Participate in networking sessions and career fairs
✓ Provide projects for SCTP trainees to work on a voluntary basis

We endeavour to solve your company's talent needs by inviting you to be our EPs:

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To date, NUS is delighted to collaborate with more than 10 EPs across diverse sectors to transform their workforce. Find out more about our EPs.

 


Individuals

The SCTPs support mid-career individuals in attaining industry-relevant skill sets to boost their employability and access new opportunities to pivot to new sectors or job roles through this 3-month Train-and-Place programme. 

In addition to the above, SCTP trainees have access to
:
✓ The specially-designed Career Resilience Executive Workshop (CREW) by Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) 
✓ Enhanced job search opportunities through Tech Talent Assembly (TTAB)’s Tech Advisory Programme 
✓ Regular interactions with employers and career coaches during SCTP training to enhance employment prospects
✓ SkillsFuture course fee funding of up to 95% of course fees and use of SkillsFuture Credit to offset the out-of-pocket course fees for SCTP

Here's how you can sign up to become an SCTP trainee:

Trainee sign-up process for SCTP

Register now - Individuals

 

SCTPs offered by NUS
6 SCTPs will be rolled out progressively to meet the needs of the evolving industry and economy:



Programme


Duration


Launch month
(projected)

(SCTP) NUS Digital Transformation Programme 3 months
Jun 2022
(SCTP) NUS Data Analytics Programme
Coming soon

Sep 2022
(SCTP) NUS Communications & Media Programme
Coming soon
Q1 2023
(SCTP) NUS Fintech SG Programme
Coming soon
Q1/Q2 2023
(SCTP) NUS Business Analytics Programme
Coming soon
(SCTP) NUS Health Coaching Programme
Coming soon

More information on our courses can be found here:

(SCTP) NUS Digital Transformation Programme

(SCTP) NUS Digital Transformation Programme

Course Description

Digital transformation is no longer an option. As the world becomes increasingly digital, there is a need to transform your business to remain relevant and competitive. Demands from customers are increasing and companies within industries facing fierce competition. Integrating digital technology into aspects of a business to fundamentally change how they operate and deliver value to their customers is what’s needed to survive and thrive.

This Digital Transformation Programme is a whole rounded programme that offers the participants the latest insights on various digital technologies widely used in the industry, and pre-eminently by companies that have walked the transformation path with years of successes and failures. The participants will learn through live sessions, small group work with fellow participants, hand on practice, and conversations with NUS faculty and industry experts on some of today’s most cutting-edge topics.

Professional Certificate in Trisector Strategy and Innovation for Transformation is a Train-Coach model to maximise skills transfer to immediate workplace problem solving. It will equip learners with the competencies of Problem Setting, Data Collection and Analysis and Idea Generation and Consolidated Strategy.

This programme consists of the following modules:
• Digital Business Strategy
• Marketplace Digitalisation Platforms
• Protecting Digital Assets
• Agility & Growth
• Technology for Productivity
• Talent & Culture
• Digital Marketing
• Introduction to E-Commerce
• Trisector Strategy and Innovation for Transformation (Problem Setting)
• Trisector Strategy and Innovation for Transformation (Data Collection and Analysis)
• Trisector Strategy and Innovation for Transformation (Idea Generation and Strategy Consolidation)

Course Objectives

This programme will equip the participants with the following skills:
• Design thinking and the Business Model Canvas (customer persona and journey, business capabilities and processes)
• Marketplace solutions that cut across industries, such as customer management, data analytics, financial management and inventory tracking
• Digital business capability requirement and marketplace solution selection framework to assess digital and technical solutions
• Agility and Growth (Agile methodology)
• Technology for Productivity (Cloud productivity, Robotic Process Automation, Enterprise Resource Planning and workflow management)
• Talent and Culture (Building digital culture, digital-native workforce)
• Protecting Digital Assets (Data Privacy, cybersecurity and assets protection)
• The fundamentals of digital marketing 
• Paid advertising, Facebook, Instagram marketing and Google Analytics
• Search Engine Optimisation and Sales Conversion Optimisation
• Understand e-commerce insights and trends 
• E-commerce web development with WordPress and WooCommerce
• Problem Setting
• Data Collection and Analysis
• Idea Generation and Consolidated Strategy

Modes of Training

• Classroom Facilitated Training 
• On the Job Training (OJT)
• Supervised Field Training (SFT)
• Practical / Practicum Training
• Synchronous e-Learning
• Asynchronous e-Learning

Course Start Date

Sep 2022

Click here to view the programme schedule.

Eligibility Criteria

At least a polytechnic diploma (or equivalent)

Modes of Assessment

• Projects
• Online tests

Programme is suitable for the following roles (but not limited to)

• Digital Operations Manager
• Digital Project Manager
• Digital Marketing Executive

Why choose (SCTP) NUS Digital Transformation Programme?

This course is a ‘for practitioner by practitioner programme’, differentiated by its focus on:
• Digital business strategy formulation & marketplace solutioning
• Technology & Digital Operations target the managers whom primary roles require a broad understanding in the digital tools, its value-enabling proposition, as well as effective adoption, deployment and operation of these assets
• Broad based digital marketing & eCommerce capabilities and trends, with actionable insights to develop and enhance the relevant business strategy
• Focuses on finding the right problems in the complex world & supports the design thinking phase of research design, data collection and analysis to devise user insights and best idea generation techniques for consolidation into coherent strategy

Fees and Fundings


  Singapore Citizens¹ 
≤ 39 years old
OR
Singapore PRs
Singapore Citizens¹ 
≤ 39 years old
AND
eligible for AFS²

Singapore Citizens¹ 
≥ 40 years old
AND
eligible for MCES³
Singapore Citizens¹ 
≥ 40 years old
AND
eligible for AFS² and 
MCES³
Full Course Fee
$22,800.00 $22,800.00
$22,800.00 $22,800.00
SSG Funding
(refer to Funding page for Claim Period)
($15,960.00)  ($15,960.00) ($15,960.00) ($15,960.00)
Nett Course Fee  $6,840.00  $6,840.00 $6,840.00 $6,840.00
7% GST on Nett Course Fee  $478.80 $478.80 $478.80 $478.80
Total Nett Course Fee 
Payable, incl. GST

$7,318.80  $7,318.80  $7,318.80 $7,318.80
MCES³
- - ($4,560.00)  ($4,560.00)
AFS²
- ($5,700.00) - ($1,14.00)
Total Nett Course Fee,
incl. GST, after additional
funding

$7,318.80
$1,618.80 $2,758.80 $1,618.80

Singapore Citizens¹ or Singapore Permanent Residents (PRs) eligible for the SSG grant must attain at least 75% training attendance and passed all prescribed assessments.

¹ All self-sponsored Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit to pay for the programme. Visit https://www.skillsfuture.gov.sg/credit for more details. 
² Additional Funding Support (AFS)
³ 
Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) - Singaporeans aged 40 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the programme fee. Visit https://www.skillsfuture.gov.sg/enhancedsubsidy for more details.

(SCTP) NUS Data Analytics Programme

(SCTP) NUS Data Analytics Programme

Course Description

The jobs of tomorrow are already in the present. Workers in the knowledge economy are not only expected to be digitally literate, they also need to be data-savvy and fluent in communicating analytical insights to different stakeholders. While the pandemic has displaced many jobs, it has also created new ones. In Singapore, the position of Data Analyst is identified as one of the most in-demand job roles in the digital economy. The top cluster of skills include data analysis/analytics, statistical analysis, data visualisation and others.  

At NUS' Faculty of Science (FOS), a suite of short courses is offered via the (SCTP) NUS Data Analytics Programme to prepare Trainees for data analyst roles in organisations. Through a series of hands-on instructor-led training as well as supervised coaching on real-world data projects, trainees develop skills to generate reports, dashboards and analytical solutions catered to business specifications, and turn insights into creating business values for organisations. 

There are nine modules for the Data Analytics Programme, namely: 
1. Data Analytics Begins With Me
2. Data Visualisation Begins With Me
3. Data Analytics Continues With Me
4. Data Visualisation Continues With Me
5. Quantitative Data Reasoning Bootcamp
6. Customer Insights Begins With Me
7. Data-Driven Customer Experience
8. R for Data Science
9. Project

Course Objectives

The SCTP equips trainees with the necessary skills and knowledge in the following areas:
• Define data problems precisely and reason quantitatively
• Articulate various data types, data collection methods as well as data ethics and privacy issues
• Execute data preparation techniques using off-the-shelf products or through scripting
• Select and generate appropriate visualisations using off-the-shelf products or through scripting
• Apply effective visual analytics principles to highlight insights in dashboards
• Predict patterns and trends using machine learning techniques such as classification, regression, clustering and simple forecasting
• Create data-driven solutions for a capstone project and communicate the insights effectively to a target audience
• Implement a data analytics project by applying the analytics process methodology

Course Start Date

Nov 2022

Eligibility Criteria

At least a polytechnic diploma (or equivalent)

Mode of Delivery

Face-to-face (including industry exposure through project work, hands-on practices, application-centric assignments and conversations with industry experts)

Modes of Assessment

• Projects
• Presentations

Programme is suitable for the following roles (but not limited to)

• Data Analyst
• Junior Data Scientist

Why choose (SCTP) NUS Data Analytics Programme?

This course is differentiated in its intensive and comprehensive design that incorporates three mutually reinforcing training segments:
• Technical core competencies in analytics and visualisations
• Quantitative reasoning skills and analytics methodology
• Immediate skills application to tackle industry-focused analytics problems through a 35-hr project component

Fees and Fundings

To be advised

(SCTP) NUS Communications & Media Programme

(SCTP) NUS Communications & Media Programme

Coming soon! 

(SCTP) NUS Fintech SG Programme


(SCTP) NUS Fintech SG Programme

Coming soon! 

(SCTP) NUS Business Analytics Programme


Data-Analytics-for-Business-Analysts

Coming soon! 

(SCTP) NUS Health Coaching Programme


(SCTP) NUS Health Coaching Programme

Coming soon! 

 

Registration of interest is now open for both employers and individuals!

Register now - EmployersRegister now - Individuals


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

General

1. What is SkillsFuture Career Transition Programme (SCTP)?

SCTP is an initiative by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) for mid-career individuals to acquire industry-relevant skill sets that employers are looking for. It is a Train-and-Place programme such that the SCTP trainees will attend training courses and application ­centric work project-focused activities, and at the same time, programme partners will offer employment facilitation and career advisory services to the trainees.

2. What are the (SCTP) NUS programmes?

There are 6 (SCTP) NUS programmes as follows:
- (SCTP) NUS Digital Transformation Programme
- (SCTP) NUS Data Analytics Programme
- (SCTP) NUS Communications & Media Programme
- (SCTP) NUS Fintech SG Programme
- (SCTP) NUS Business Analytics Programme
- (SCTP) NUS Health Coaching programme

3. What is the duration of SCTP?

The duration of SCTP is 3 months. The courses can be offered on a full-time or part-time basis to cater to trainees with work commitments.

4. How will SCTP courses be conducted?

The SCTP courses are designed to help trainees acquire industry-relevant skills that can improve their employability and allow them to pivot to new sectors or job roles. The delivery modes of the courses vary, but generally includes a combination of in-person training, online learning and project work with companies.

5. Who can apply for the (SCTP) NUS programmes?

These programmes are open to all mid-career jobseekers who are Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents (PRs) who are looking for opportunities to transit to a new sector or job role in areas ranging from Digital Transformation to Health Coaching. 

For these programmes, the minimum entry requirement is a polytechnic diploma (or equivalent).

For Individuals

 

1. What are the job roles that the (SCTP) NUS Digital Transformation Programme is training me for? 

This programme is preparing talented professionals to take up job roles such as Digital Operations Manager and Digital Marketing Manager to help enterprises embark on their digital transformation journey.

2. How do I apply? Do you have an application form?

a. You may use this link to register your interest for the (SCTP) NUS Digital Transformation Programme.

b. Your application will be reviewed by our faculty as we want to ensure that you have the pre-requisites to succeed in the programme. Suitable candidates will receive a programme offer through email.

c. When you receive the offer email with the programme registration details, please proceed to self-register as your placement in the programme will only be confirmed with your registration.

3. Do I need to have an undergraduate Bachelor’s degree?

No, the programme requires at least a polytechnic diploma (or equivalent) and 5 years of managerial experience.

4. What are the supporting documents required to be submitted by trainees during course application?

Trainees will be required to furnish their personal particulars and contact details, resume with recent photo, relevant certificates, as well as any other documents requested for assessing their suitabilities for the respective SCTP courses.

5. Do I have to pay for the SCTP? If yes, how much are the course fees and funding available?

Yes, please refer to the "Fees and Fundings" table under the respective SCTP courses.

Eligible trainees will receive baseline funding of up to 70% of course fees, while eligible Singapore Citizen trainees aged 40 years and above will receive enhanced funding of up to 90% of course fees under the SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES). In addition, individuals who are eligible for the additional course fee funding support will receive up to 95% course fee funding for the SCTP courses. Trainees can also use the SkillsFuture Credit and Additional SkillsFuture Credit (Mid-Career Support) to offset the out-of-pocket course fees.

6. When do I have to pay the training fees?

The nett fees are to be paid upfront before the commencement of the training.

7. Can I use SkillsFuture Credit to pay for the training? What if I do not have sufficient credits?

Trainees can use the SkillsFuture Credit and Additional SkillsFuture Credit (Mid-Career Support) to offset the out-of-pocket course fees.

8. What if I do not meet the minimum attendance requirement, fail the programme or drop out of the programme midway? Will I be penalised or required to refund the course fee subsidy?

Trainees are encouraged to complete all modules under a SCTP to fully benefit from the intent of the programme. Similar to existing requirements for other training grants administered by SSG, trainees must fulfill minimum attendance requirements and pass the assessments to qualify for course fee subsidies. Trainees who are unable to meet these requirements, or exit the programme without a valid reason, may be asked to return the course fee subsidy that they have received, including any additional course fee funding support.

9. Who is eligible for the additional course fee funding support under SCTP?

The additional course fee funding support of up to 95% of the course fees for SCTP courses will be available for jobseekers with greater needs. To be eligible for the additional course fee funding support, individuals must be Singapore Citizens and meet one of the following eligibility criteria: 

a. Long-term unemployed individuals (unemployed for six months or more); or

b. Individuals in need of financial assistance – ComCare Short-to-Medium Term Assistance (SMTA) recipients or Workfare Income Supplement (WIS) recipients; or

c. Persons with Disabilities.

10. How can I apply for the additional course fee funding support?

You may let your training provider know if you meet the eligibility criteria for additional course fee funding support. The additional course fee funding support will be applied automatically if you fulfil the eligibility criteria.

11. Will the (SCTP) NUS Programmes count towards any NUS undergraduate or post-graduate degree?

No, they are non-credit bearing and cannot count towards any NUS undergraduate or post-graduate degree.

12. Will existing trainees under other programmes be allowed to join the (SCTP) NUS Programmes?

As the (SCTP) NUS Programmes are intensive training programmes, existing trainees and jobseekers should not apply if they are unable to commit to the training conducted over a duration of 3 months.

13. Why is there no training allowance for the (SCTP) NUS Programmes, unlike the previous programmes such as SGUnited Skills Programme (SGUS) and SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme – Company Training (SGUP-CT)?

As per the FAQs listed on SSG’s SCTP website:

"Training allowance was provided under the SGUS and SGUP-CT programmes on exceptional basis to provide basic sustenance support due to the unprecedented disruptions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a steady-state programme, the funding for the SCTP is aligned to SSG’s prevailing funding model for its other training programmes. Hence, like most other SSG-funded programmes, no training allowance will be provided for the SCTP.

SSG will ensure that SCTP course fees remain affordable. Additional course fee funding support of up to 95% will be provided to jobseekers with greater needs, and individuals can use their SkillsFuture Credit to defray the out-of-pocket costs of training."

14. Will NUS help me to find a job? 

NUS will provide career advisory and assistance as part of the training 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 programme even though it will make the utmost effort to support trainees in their job search. 

15. Will SSG allow trainees, who did not manage to find a job after completing a course, to take up another course under the SCTP?

Yes, trainees who did not manage to find a job after completing the SCTP course will be allowed to take another SCTP course. However, the trainees will be subjected to the training provider’s assessment on their suitability for the SCTP course. Hence, trainees are strongly encouraged to select SCTP courses based on their career development needs and the aim of securing gainful employment.

16. Can I drop out halfway if I find a job? Will I be penalised?

As per the FAQs listed on SSG’s SCTP website:

"Trainees are encouraged to complete all modules under a SCTP to fully benefit from the intent of the programme. Similar to existing requirements for other training grants administered by SSG, trainees must fulfill minimum attendance requirements and pass the assessments to qualify for course fee subsidies. Trainees who are unable to meet these requirements, or exit the programme without a valid reason, may be asked to return the course fee subsidy that they have received, including any additional course fee funding support.”


Interested to sign up for any of our SCTPs? Reach out to us now to enhance your employability:

Register for SCTP


For Employers

1. Can employers recruit the SCTP trainee(s) during their training?

Yes, they can.

2. Is there any obligation for employers to hire SCTP trainees?

No, there is no obligation for the EPs to hire. Similar to any hiring process, EPs will use this opportunity to interview the SCTP trainees and assess their suitabilities.

3. What is the eligibility criteria to be an EP?

Companies must be registered or incorporated in Singapore and express interest to hire relevant job vacancies for the job roles that SCTP graduates would be applying for.

4. How can your company sign up as an EP?

Companies must register their interest here, complete the EP Information Sheet and email the completed form to Low Lee Keng (lowlk@nus.edu.sg) or Derrick Boey (derrickb@nus.edu.sg).

5. How will SCTP benefit employers?
✓ Access to SCTP Graduates who are skill-ready
✓ Sit in for class observations during SCTP trainings
✓ Provide projects for SCTP trainees to work on
✓ No financial cost
✓ No obligation to hire
✓ Publicity as EP
✓ Participate in networking sessions and career fairs


Interested to join us as an EP? Contact us today to innovate your organisation's talent acquisition strategy:

Register to be an NUS EP


For any enquiries, get in touch with Derrick Boey (derrickb@nus.edu.sg) or Low Lee Keng (lowlk@nus.edu.sg).

 

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Last updated:
 
05 July 2022