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Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) for Specialty Chemicals Professionals and Place-and-Train (PnT) for Specialty Chemicals Assistants

Course Introduction

The Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) for Specialty Chemicals Professionals and Place-and-Train (PnT) for Specialty Chemicals Assistants are a 9-months and 3-months programmes respectively.

It is targeted at Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs) and Rank-and-File (RnF), including mid-career switchers, to undergo skills conversion and move into new occupations in the specialty chemicals sub-sector that have good prospects and opportunities for progression.

Participating companies employ the candidates before they undergo up to 1 month of facilitated classroom training 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 Specialty Chemicals Industry.


Course Details

Duration: Up to 9 or 3 months, comprising up of facilitated classroom training and 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 in the Specialty Chemicals industry.

 


Course Outline

Participating companies would hire the selected candidates as full-time employees. The participants will undergo a facilitated training* at Singapore Polytechnic (SP) and 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


    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.

    *Meeting the above requirements does not guarantee enrolment onto the programme, this will be subjected to the number of applications received and job vacancies available.


    Assumed Skills and Knowledge

    ITE certificate, Diploma or Degree in Engineering / Science


    Award / Certification / Accreditation

    • Certificate of Performance

    Course Fee for PCP for Specialty Chemicals Professionals

    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)
    1Design Thinking (Mandatory)Classroom15$2,000$1,400$642
    2Chemical & Biological Safety + Project Work (Mandatory)Classroom15$2,000$1,400$642
    3Personal Care Ingredients (Elective)*Classroom45$2,500$1,750$802.50
    4Perfumery: From Ingredients to Products (Elective)*Classroom30$2,500$1,750$802.50
    5Surfactants & Performance Additives (Elective)*Classroom30$2,500$1,750$802.50

    * Only one out of three electives will be offered after taking into consideration of factors such as minimum class size, company business profile, background of participants, availability of trainers, etc. SP shall reserve the discretion to run the elective that deems most suitable.

     

    Course Fee for RnF PnT for Specialty Chemicals Assistants

    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)
    1At least 2 modules from Singapore Polytechnic's certifiable skills training funded courses (WSQ / non-WSQ)ClassroomVaries
    Varies
    Varies
    Varies


    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 Specialty Chemicals Professionals:
     

    • 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 RnF PnT for Specialty Chemicals Assistants:

    • 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 mature or 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_Specialty_Chemicals@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.

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