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How Professionals can have the best of both worlds with Work-Learn Programmes!

Jun 14, 2019, 11:28 AM by Ching Shen Chew
2 government initiatives, 1 objective - to help professionals hone their skills and stay relevant in a future-ready job landscape. With the digital revolution in full swing, focus in today’s job market has expanded from just degrees to include skills and competencies as well!
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23-year-old designer Vivien Ong opted for the SkillsFuture Earn and Learn programme (ELP) despite having a high-grade point average of 3.5 out of 4. ***

ELPs allow fresh polytechnic (or ITE**) graduates to work as full-time employees, while pursuing a postgraduate qualification. 


  
  

51-year-old sales person Rebecca Seah decided to opt for Workforce Singapore’s Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) despite winning the Best Salesperson award 3 times! *

PCPs are for Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs) to reskill to move to a different job, industry or sector. 


As of mid-2018, ...

  • ...more than 2,300 fresh graduates from any of the 5 polytechnics and ITE have joined SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme (ELP). ††
  • ...more than 10,000 PMETs have found jobs via PCPs.


Stats and stories are good, but what do they mean?

2 government initiatives, 1 objective - to help professionals hone their skills and stay relevant in a future-ready job landscape. With the digital revolution in full swing, focus in today’s job market has expanded from just degrees to include skills and competencies as well!

Both ELPs and PCPs are work-learn programmes introduced by the government to build a resident workforce trained in emerging skills. Here’s how they differ!

Earn and Learn Programmes (ELPs)

Professional Conversion Programmes (PCPs)

ELPs help fresh graduates gain relevant industry exposure, while pursuing their studies.

PCPs are career conversion programmes that help working adults train in emerging technologies.

Typical duration is between 1 and 1.5 years.

Typical duration is between 3 months and 2 years.



But how will they benefit YOU?

 

Work-learn programmes help a professional have the best of both worlds: working and learning!  Professionals can develop new skills without disrupting their education or career. A look at the specifics!

 

ELPs

 

With these work-learn programmes under SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), YOU get to...

 

  • ...meet real clients and work on real briefs. (read: hands-on experience!!)
  • ...realise how your course or field of study is relevant to your job.
  • …know the industry-lingo and stay on top of industry trends!
  • …connect with people in the industry and build your professional network. (Not just on LinkedIn, ya!)

 

Sign-on incentive of S$5000 and programme subsidies are available for ELPs. You can find out more about ELPs at www.skillsfuture.sg/earnandlearn. Also, here’s a list of ELPs offered by SP PACE.

 

PCPs

 

With these career conversion programmes under Workforce Singapore (WSG), YOU get to...

 

  • ...explore a different field, develop a new skill or pursue a dream career.
  • …not grow redundant and future-proof your career!
  • ...take on new job roles, and be on the fast track to promotions and career growth.
  • ...increase your productivity.


Funding incentives are also available for PCPs. You can find out more about PCPs at www.wsg.gov.sg. Also, here’s a list of the workplace oriented programmes offered by SP PACE.

Have questions about our courses? We have the answers...just drop us an email at pace@sp.edu.sg and we will get in touch with you in no time!


 

* www.tnp.sg -- ‘Single mum switches career to pursue dream to 'do something meaningful' -- May 10, 2019 06:00 am

 

**Institute of Technical Education

 

*** www.straitstimes.com -- <Paths to peaks: Earn and learn worked for design student> -- Oct 8, 2017

 

† www.mom.gov.sg -- Written Answer by Mrs. Josephine Teo to Parliamentary Question on Professional Conversion Programme -- July 9, 2018

 

†† www.moe.gov.sg -- SPEECHES/INTERVIEWS -- Speech by Ms. Low Yen Ling, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Education, at the SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Carnival -- SKILLSFUTURE EARN AND LEARN PROGRAMME (ELP) -- July 28, 2018

 

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