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Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) for Sea Transport Professionals

Course Details

Duration: Up to 6 months, comprising 2 days facilitated classroom training* (Shipping Industry Knowledge) with Singapore Polytechnic (SP), two (2) modules on maritime or emerging skills, and structured on-the-job training (OJT) determined by the participating company. 

Venue: Singapore Polytechnic

Time: 8am to 6pm

Course Dates: TBD

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


Course Introduction

The Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) for Sea Transport Professionals is jointly developed by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) and Workforce Singapore (WSG).  It aims to equip mid-career PMETs with the necessary competencies to take up roles in the area of Port Operations and Services, Shipping, and Maritime Services.

This is a 6-month programme which operates on a Place-and-Train mode.

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.


Course Objectives

This programme aims at enabling mid-career/displaced PMETs to switch and/or embark on new careers by facilitating placements into hiring companies and putting them through industry-recognized training programmes, in order to acquire necessary skills to take up roles in the area of Port Operations and Services, Shipping, and Maritime Services.

It aims to give participants an overview of the shipping and logistics industry in order to help them understand its scope and impact on the international transport system.


Course Outline

Participating companies employ the candidates before they undergo training for up to 6 months, comprising 2 days facilitated classroom training* (Shipping Industry Knowledge) with Singapore Polytechnic (SP), two (2) modules on maritime or emerging skills, and 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.


    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

    Possess at least a NITEC/Higher NITEC/Diploma/Degree from any discipline.


    Award / Certification / Accreditation

    • E-Certificate of Performance

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

    Course Fee

    S/NModule TitleFull Course FeeCourse Fee Funding (Standard rate, up to 70%)Nett course fee after 70% Funding (incl. GST)
    1PCP Sea Transport Professionals$7,600$5,320$2,439.60


    Funding Incentives

    Participating companies will be supported with course fee as follows:

    Eligibility for Course Fee Funding:

    • Singaporean and Singapore PRs
    • Achieve at least 75% attendance
    • Complete and pass all required assessments
    • Complete post-training survey conducted between 3 to 6 months after course end.

    Application Procedure

    Companies who are keen to sign up for the PCP programme can contact us at pcp_sea_transport@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.

    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.

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