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Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) and Rank-and-File (RnF) Place-and-Train for the Medical Technology Industry

Course Introduction

The Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) and Rank-and-File (RnF) Place-and-Train for the Medical Technology Industry is a 9-months and 3-months programmes respectively, which operates on a Place-and-Train mode.

Participating companies employ the candidates before they undergo up to 1 month of facilitated classroom training (two modules) with Singapore Polytechnic (SP) and up to 8 or 2 months of structured on-the-job training (OJT).

Customised programmes are designed for different job roles, which are tailored to individual’s development needs so as to equip them with the relevant skills and competencies for a successful career conversion in the MedTech Industry.


Course Details

Duration: Up to 9 or 3 months, comprising up to 1 month of facilitated classroom training and up to 8 or 2 months of structure on-job-training

Venue: Singapore Polytechnic

Time: 8am to 6pm

Course Dates: TBC


Course Objectives


This programme aims at enabling mid-career/displaced PMETs and RnFs to switch and/or embark on new careers by facilitating placements into hiring companies and putting them through industry-recognized training programmes to acquire necessary skills for Medical Technology Engineer / Assistant Engineer / Medical Operator jobs in the Medical Technology industry.


Course Outline
 

Participating companies would hire the selected candidates as full-time employees. The participants will undergo a 2 facilitated training* at Singapore Polytechnic (SP) and about 8 or 2 months of company in-house structured on-the-job training (OJT)

* There are no fixed training schedules as class commencement is based on aggregated sign-ups by companies. Please contact SP for more information.

The programme comprised of:
(A) Faciliated classroom training in SP; and
(B) Structured OJT components in the company

(A) Companies need to decide 2 out of the 12 training modules based on organization needs


1. Follow Good Manufacturing Practices
2. Apply Continuous Process Improvement Techniques
3. Apply Process Quality Control Techniques
4. Operate in a Controlled Cleanroom 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
10. Process Control Precision Machining for Medical Technology
11. Design of Biomedical Devices
12. Manage Regulatory Requirements for Medical Devices


(B)In-company customized training including OJT components


    Suitable for

    Individuals

    The Programme is open to all company-sponsored applicants who meet the following General Eligibility Criteria:

    • Singapore Citizen (SC) or Permanent Resident (PR);
    • Graduated or completed National Service, whichever is later, at least two years prior at the point of application;
    • New hires should be hired for not more than three months;
    • New hires must not be in the same job role prior to joining the PCP;
    • New hires must not be a shareholder of the PCP company, or its related companies;
    • New hires must not be related to the owner(s) of the PCP company;
    • New hires must not be immediate ex-staff of PCP company or its related companies.
    • Have no bond obligation with any organisation. 

     Employers

    • Be registered or incorporated in Singapore;
    • Ensure that new hires cannot be:
      • A shareholder of the PCP company, or its related companies;
      • Related to the owner(s) of the PCP company; and
      • Immediate ex-staff of PCP company or its related companies;
    • Be committed to work with WSG and its appointed Programme Manager on the necessary administrative matters related to the PCP;
    • Commit to the PCP training arrangements for the trainees.

    Assumed Skills and Knowledge

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


    Award / Certification / Accreditation

    • Certificate of Performance

    Course Fee for PCP for Medical Engineer and Assistant Engineer

    S/NModule TitleMode of TrainingDuration Hours (Classroom & Assessment)Full Course FeeCourse Fee Funding (Standard rate, up to 70%)Nett course fee after 70% SSG Funding
      (incl. GST)
    1Following Good Manufacturing PracticesClassroom8$450$315$144.45
    2Apply Continuous Process Improvement TechniquesClassroom15$650$455$208.65
    3Apply Process Quality Control TechniquesClassroom30$790$553$253.59
    4Operate in a Controlled Cleanroom EnvironmentClassroom40$2,800$1,960$898.80
    5Apply cGMP Requirements in the WorkplaceClassroom30$1,300$910$417.30
    6Apply Workplace Safety and Health PracticesClassroom9$900$630$288.90
    7Use Process Drawings, Diagrams, Schedules and ManualsClassroom28$2,200$1,540$706.20
    8Apply Injection Moulding Technology for Medical DevicesClassroom45$2,100$1,470$674.10
    9Control and Operate Bio Manufacturing ProcessClassroom45$2,100$1,470$674.10
    10Control Precision Machining for Medical TechnologyClassroom45$2,100$1,470$674.10
    11Design of Biomedical DevicesClassroom45$2,100$1,470$674.10
    12Manage Regulatory Requirements for Medical DevicesClassroom42$1,900$1,330$609.90

     

    Course Fee for PCP for Medical Technology Operator

    S/NModule TitleMode of TrainingDuration Hours (Classroom & Assessment)Full Course FeeCourse Fee Funding (Standard rate, up to 70%)Nett course fee after 70% SSG Funding
      (incl. GST)
    1Following Good Manufacturing PracticesClassroom8$450$315$144.45
    2Apply Continuous Process Improvement TechniquesClassroom15$650$455$208.65
    3Operate in a Controlled Cleanroom EnvironmentClassroom40$2,800$1,960$898.80
    4Apply cGMP Requirements in the WorkplaceClassroom30$1,300$910$417.30
    5Apply Workplace Safety and Health PracticesClassroom9$900$630$288.90

    Funding Incentives

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

    1. Course Fee funding - 70% of the course fee for trainee upon certified competent.


    2. Salary Support for PCP for Medical Technology Engineer and Assistant Engineer:
     

    • Standard Rate - Funded at 70% for each trainee’s salary, capped at $4,000 per month
    • Enhanced Rate - Funded at 90% for each eligible trainee’s salary, capped at $6,000 per month, for mature or long-term unemployed Singaporean trainees.
     

    3. Salary Support for PCP for Medical Operator:

    • Standard Rate - Funded at 70% for each trainee’s salary, capped at $2,000 per month
    • Enhanced Rate - Funded at 90% for each eligible trainee’s salary, capped at $3,000 per month, for long-term unemployed Singaporean trainees.

     

    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.

     

    Application Procedure

    Companies who are keen to sign up for the PCP programme can contact us at (PCP_MedTech@sp.edu.sg).

    Public who are interested to join this programme can submit their CVs at this link.

    Only candidates who are shortlisted by SP and hosting companies will be notified to attend interviews.


    Terms and Conditions


    Payment Mode

    Cheques

    Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Do cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number at the back of the cheque. When you have completed required details, you may mail the cheque here.

    Please note that an administrative charge of $15 will be imposed for any returned cheques from the bank or financial institution.

    Terms and Conditions

     

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