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Career Conversion Programme (CCP) for the Medical Technology Industry

Course Introduction:

The Career Conversion Programme (CCP) for the Medical Technology Industry aims to equip Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (“PMETs”) and Rank-and-File workers (“RnF”) with the relevant skills and competencies for a successful career conversion in the Medical Technology sector.

The target beneficiaries are Singapore Citizens (SCs) or Singapore Permanent Residents (PRs) who are:

(a) Mid-career individuals who are seeking to acquire new skills in, or switch careers and take on Medical Technology related job roles


Course Duration and Training Mode: 

 

Course Duration: 
• PMETs – 9 months
• Rank-and-Files (RnFs) – 3 months

Training Mode: 
• PMETs – up to 1 month of facilitated learning (2 core modules) and up to 8 months of On-the-Job Training (OJT) with a company within the medical technology sector.
• Rank-and-Files (RnFs) –up to 1 month of facilitated learning (2 core modules) and up to 2 months of On-the-Job Training (OJT) with a company within the medical technology sector.

Venue:
• Facilitated classroom training (Face-to-Face (F2F) or Online Synchronous) - Singapore Polytechnic
• On-the-Job Training (OJT) - participating company 


Course Outline: 

There are a total of 12 Core Modules under Singapore Polytechnic to choose from:

List of Core Modules 
1. Follow Good Manufacturing Practices
2. Apply Continuous Process Improvement Techniques
3. Apply Process Quality Control Techniques
4. Operate in Controlled Clean Room Environment
5. Apply cGMP Requirements in the Workplace
6. Apply Workplace Safety and Health Practices*
7. Use Process Drawings, Diagrams, Schedules and Manuals*
8. Apply Injection Moulding technology for Medical Devices*
9. Control and Operate Bio Manufacturing Process*
10. Control Precision Machining for Medical Technology*
11. Design of Biomedical Devices*
12. Manage Regulatory Requirements for Medical Devices*

*Assessment-Only-Pathway (AOP) option available.

On-the-Job Training (OJT)
• Depending on trainee position.

Please click here for module synopsis and duration


Suitable For: 

For Individuals:

The Programme is open to all company-sponsored applicants (SCs and PRs) who meet the following General Eligibility Criteria:

• Minimum 21 years old
• Graduated or completed National Service, whichever is later, at least two years prior at the point of application
• Must not be in the same job role prior to joining the PCP
• Have no bond obligation with any organisation
• Meet employer or course-specific selection criteria, where applicable
• Newly hired within the last 3 months, and nominated by an eligible company prior to enrolment into the programme 

For Participating Companies:

• Be registered or incorporated in Singapore
• Ensure that new hires cannot be:

o A shareholder of the PCP company, or its related companies;
o Related to the owner(s) of the PCP company; and
o Immediate ex-staff of PCP company or its related companies;

• Must offer the new hire a job and issue a valid permanent employment contract; full-time contract employment must be at least 12 months
• Conversions can be inter-sectoral or intra-sectoral1
• Must be able to provide structured OJT training for the candidate.

1Inter-sectoral refers to a new job in a different sector, intra-sectoral refers to a different job in the same sector


Minimum Entry Requirements: 

ITE certificate, Diploma or Degree in Engineering / Science / Technology


Past/Current Participating Companies:

• Becton Dickinson Medical
• Bio Rad 
• Cellgenics
• EndoMaster
• Life Technologies 
• PerkinElmer
• QuickPath
• Ventas Bio
• Waters Pacfiic
• West Pharmaceutical Services

Award / Certification / Accreditation

• An e-Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who pass the assessment and meet at least 75% attendance rate.

S/NModule TitleDuration (Hrs)Full Course FeeNett Course Fee after Standard rate subsidy (70%)Nett Course Fee after Enhanced rate subsidy (90%)
1Follow Good Manufacturing Practices8$450.00$135.00$45.00
2Apply Continuous Process Improvement Techniques15$650.00$195.00$65.00
3Apply Process Quality Control Techniques30$790.00$237.00$79.00
4Operate in Controlled Clean Room Environment40$2,800.00$840.00$280.00
5Apply cGMP Requirements in the Workplace30$1,300.00$390.00$130.00
6Apply Workplace Safety and Health Practices19$900.00$270.00$90.00
7Use Process Drawings, Diagrams, Schedules and Manuals128$2,200.00$660.00$220.00
8Apply Injection Moulding technology for Medical Devices145$2,100.00$630.00$210.00
9Control and Operate Bio Manufacturing Process145$2,100.00$630.00$210.00
10Control Precision Machining for Medical Technology145$2,100.00$630.00$210.00
11Design of Biomedical Devices145$2,100.00$630.00$210.00
12Manage Regulatory Requirements for Medical Devices142$1,900.00$570.00$190.00

* SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Funding and Enhanced Training Support for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Click here for more details

1Different Course Fees applies for Assessment-Only-Pathway (AOP) option. Please contact SP for more information.

Funding Incentives

Participating companies will be supported with course fee and salary support as follows:

New Hires (Employed between September 2020 and March 2022)
 Course Fee Grant (Standard Rates)Course Fee Grant (Enhanced Rates)Salary Support (Standard Rates)Salary Support (Enhanced Rates)
Rank-and-File (RnF)Up to 70% of course fee subsidyUp to 90% of course fee subsidy35% (capped at $1,000) for SCs aged below 40 & SPRs - For 12 Months45% (capped at $1,500) for SCs aged 40 & above AND/OR LTU* - For 12 Months
Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs)Up to 70% of course fee subsidyUp to 90% of course fee subsidy35% (capped at $2,000) for SCs aged below 40 & SPRs - For 12 Months45% (capped at $3,000) for SCs aged 40 & above AND/OR LTU* - For 12 Months

*LTU: Long-Term Unemployed - Being unemployed and actively seeking employment for six months or more

New Hires from 1 April 2022 Onwards and Existing Employees
 Course Fee Grant (Standard Rates)Course Fee Grant (Enhanced Rates)Salary Support (Standard Rates)Salary Support (Enhanced Rates)
Rank-and-File (RnF)Up to 70% of course fee subsidyUp to 90% of course fee subsidy70% (capped at $2,000) for SCs aged below 40 & SPRs - For 6 Months90% (capped at $3,000) for SCs aged 40 & above AND/OR LTU* - For 6 Months
Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs)Up to 70% of course fee subsidyUp to 90% of course fee subsidy70% (capped at $4,000) for SCs aged below 40 & SPRs - For 6 Months90% (capped at $6,000) for SCs aged 40 & above AND/OR LTU* - For 6 Months

*LTU: Long-Term Unemployed - Being unemployed and actively seeking employment for six months or more

SkillsFuture Eligible Credit - For more information please click on the link below:
https://www.skillsfuture.gov.sg/sfec

Jobs Growth Incentive - For more information please click on the link below:
https://www.iras.gov.sg/irashome/Schemes/Businesses/Jobs-Growth-Incentive--JGI-/

The Salary Support will commensurate with their academic qualifications and working experience. Companies are not eligible to submit Absentee Payroll claims on behalf of trainees who are in the programme.

Terms and conditions apply for the funding support.

Registration of Interest:
Companies who are interested, 

PCP Register

Individuals who are interested to join this programme can submit their CVs at this link:

PCP for Medical Technology Engineer/Assistant Engineer
Place-and-Train Programme for Medical Technology Operator 

Only candidates who are shortlisted by SP and hosting companies will be notified to attend interviews. Successful candidates employed by the hosting companies will be placed under the programme. 

Payment Mode

a) For payment via PayNow, please enter the UEN No. T08GB0056ACET and indicate the invoice/registration number. 

b) For payment via Telegraphic Transfer, details will be provided in the invoice to companies.

Terms and Conditions

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