The SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme was introduced in July 2020 as part of the SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package. It will provide 14,500 traineeships and training opportunities for mid-career jobseekers to gain meaningful industry-relevant experience that will better position them to take on employment as the economy recovers. Under the programme, individuals can choose either an attachment or a full-time training course.
Full-time training courses under the SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme range from six to 12 months. These courses are hosted and delivered by market-leading, reputable companies in selected sectors, and are designed to help PMET mid-career jobseekers acquire industry-relevant skills that can help them secure new job opportunities. Companies are selected based on their capability to develop and conduct quality training in these in-demand skills for their respective sectors.
Who is it for?
The full-time training courses are open to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents, with 2 or more years of working experience. They are intended for mid-career jobseekers impacted by the economic consequences of COVID-19.
Each trainee will receive a monthly training allowance of $1,500 for the duration of the training. Course fees are highly subsidised, and the nett fees will range from $500 for a six-month course to $1,000 for a 12-month course after Government subsidy.
Eligible individuals can use their available SkillsFuture Credit to offset these course fees, including the top-ups announced in February 2020. Trainees will also receive career advisory assistance to help them in their job search as part of the programme.
For a start, SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) will be partnering Bosch, Google, IBM, NVIDIA, PBA Robotics, Shopee and Siemens to roll out full-time training programmes. This will cover various sectors including manufacturing, infocomm technology and media. SSG will progressively expand the list of companies, sectors and courses to provide more training opportunities for PMET mid-career jobseekers.
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