SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) has rolled out over 10,000 training opportunities, with close to 700 trainees enrolled in 40 courses under the SGUnited Skills Programme, since its launch at the inaugural SGUnited Jobs and Skills Fair on 3 July 2020. There are another almost 10,000 places that will become available. Close to 900 opportunities in the Built Environment sectors will be progressively made available from this month, with support from various training providers such as the BCA Academy (BCAA), Institute of Technical Education (ITE), National University of Singapore (NUS), Republic Polytechnic (RP), Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore Polytechnic (SP), and Temasek Polytechnic (TP).
For a start, more than 10 courses in sectors such as Construction and Facilities Management, Security and Environmental Services will be offered to mid-careerists. These courses will prepare trainees for job roles such as Building Information Modelling (BIM) Modellers, Environmental Health and Safety Specialists, Facilities Technicians, and Security Officers. Minister for Education Mr Lawrence Wong was at SP today to observe a class conducted for the Specialist Diploma in BIM Management, an SGUnited Skills Programme which commenced on 3 August 2020.
The 12-month Specialist Diploma in BIM Management is conducted using an applied learning approach. Trainees can pick up in-demand and emerging skills such as computational BIM and data analytics in the classroom. Trainees will also gain industry experience through workplace attachments and/or projects with companies. Trainees will also be provided with career advisory and employment assistance throughout the programme to help them in their job search.
SSG and the various training providers work closely with industry leaders to ensure that the courses are designed to equip trainees with in-demand skills that companies are looking for. For instance, SSG and SP have partnered CapitaLand and CPG Corporation to ensure that this Specialist Diploma in BIM Management will better position trainees for job opportunities in digital design, project management, and smart facilities management. Companies like CapitaLand and CPG Corporation would also be looking to hire from the pool of trainees.
In adhering with safe distancing measures, the desktop stations in the classrooms are at least 1m apart. Trainers and trainees are also required to wear masks at all times. Temperature-taking, as well as frequent cleaning and disinfection, are also implemented.
Please refer to myskillsfuture.gov.sg/sgunitedskills for more information on the SGUnited Skills Programme.