SkillsFuture Singapore to roll out more training opportunities under the SGUnited Skills and SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme - Company Training

SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) will be rolling out two new courses as part of the SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package to provide more industry-relevant training opportunities for mid-career jobseekers. 

SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme – Company Training for Digital Transformation in the Built Environment 

SSG has partnered 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. 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.

SGUnited Skills Global Tech Talent Programme 

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.

Participants will undergo three months of classroom training curated by NP where they will be trained in the use of programming languages such as Python and JavaScript for front-end and back-end web development. Participants will also undergo a three-month overseas apprenticeship1 at companies in sectors such as technology and e-commerce. Through on-the-job training, participants will be able to continue building their foundation in programming and web development, and develop internationalisation skills in areas such as legal issues, data governance and marketing. Upon completion of the programme, selected candidates may be offered job opportunities in their apprenticeship company. Career advisory and employment assistance will also be provided to support participants in their job search.

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.

SSG’s and Partners’ Quotes 

Mr Alvin Ng, Vice President, Digital Solutions, APAC, Johnson Controls, said: “At Johnson Controls, sustainability is our business. We recognise that sustainability is no longer an opt-in for companies; it needs to be part of their DNA. This is where digitalisation will help companies transition from sustainability reporting to smart optimisation. Our digital solutions can drive 50% and more in energy efficiency improvement and corresponding carbon emissions. We are delighted to partner with SkillsFuture Singapore and Ngee Ann Polytechnic to equip talents with the applicable skills relevant to this new age of the built environment.” 

Said Mr Patrice Choong, Director of NP’s School of InfoComm Technology & 2nd Director of the SkillsFuture Innovation Unit (SFIU) at NP’s CET Academy, “We are excited to partner SSG and Johnson Controls in these new programmes. The collaboration will tap into NP’s expertise in two key areas – the Built Environment sector, an increasingly important space focusing on smart facilities management initiatives, and the Global Talent sector, where digitalisation and internationalisation skills play a vital role in nurturing a tech talent pipeline. The launch of these training programmes co-developed by NP is timely and will open doors for mid-career jobseekers to take on emerging job opportunities such as Smart Facilities Manager, Digital Customer Success Manager in the Built Environment sector, as well as Application Developer and Full-Stack Developer in companies accelerating their internationalisation.” 

Chief Executive of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), Mr Ong Tze-Ch’in said: “SSG is pleased to partner Johnson Controls and Ngee Ann Polytechnic to roll out two new courses under the SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme – Company Training and SGUnited Skills programmes. We are particularly pleased to launch the first SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme – Company Training course in the Built Environment sector with both Johnson Controls and Ngee Ann Polytechnic. SSG will continue to expand the list of courses and partner companies to provide more quality industry-relevant career transition opportunities for mid-career jobseekers.”


1 Subject to prevailing travel restrictions. Remote apprenticeship will serve as a substitute mode of training if travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 situation are in place.