Aligned with the national agenda of supporting Singaporeans during the economy downturn, exacerbated by the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic, the School of Chemical and Life Sciences at Singapore Polytechnic, answered to this call by rolling out SGUnited
Skills (SGUS) Programme in Food Manufacturing, to secure the nation’s generic manufacturing capabilities.
The SGUS Programme aims to impart our future workforce with industry-relevant competencies, empowering trainees with sector-specific, digital and employability skills & competencies, allowing SGUS Trainees competitive advantages in the job market
during economic recovery. SGUS Trainees can look forward to rewarding career opportunities in the food manufacturing sector. The industry remains largely resilient where hiring are still ongoing amidst sluggish job market arising from economic slowdown.
Trainees are required to equip with a computer Notebook (installed with minimally windows10 OS) when attending lessons.
The Programme aims to provide industry-relevant training opportunities for SGUS Trainees up/reskill themselves with essential skills & competencies, amidst the current economic situation, so that they are job ready when employment opportunity arises
to take on positions in the food manufacturing industry.
The Programme is specially designed for individuals to acquire knowledge and skills to work in fast-pace yet resilient industry which continued to grow despite pandemic and economic downturn.
Industry and Career Options
With the skills and knowledge gained from this course, you will be able to take on new challenges in many industries such as:
• Food Technologist
• Food Safety/Food Hygiene Officer
• Process Engineer/Technician
Quality Control Chemist/Microbiologist/Laboratory Technician
• Quality Assurance Executive
Minimum Entry Requirements
Applicant must be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident aged 21 and above, and is able to commit to the full-time training schedule.
In addition, the target trainees for SGUS programmes will exclude the following:
a) Graduated or graduating in Calendar Year (CY) 2019 / 2020 /2021 from ITE, Polytechnics, Universities, and other educational institutions. This includes graduates from private universities as well as overseas institutions; and
b) Graduated from the educational institutions mentioned in (a) and completed or completing their National Service (NS) in CY 2019 / 2020 / 2021 and are entering the labour force.
Individuals who took on post-graduate programmes (both directly after undergraduate programmes and mid-careerists with working experience) in CY2019 / 2020 / 2021 will not be eligible for SGUS.
Applicants must have a Diploma or Degree in Science, Engineering, Technology or related qualification.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least 5 years of relevant working experience or supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted
may have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.
The Programme consists of three (3) certificates to be conducted within 7 months. Classes will be conducted in full-time mode.
1. Certificate in Essential Skills to Enhance Employability
2. Certificate in Sectoral Fundamentals for Manufacturing Science
3. Certificate in Job Specialisation for Food Manufacturing Specialists
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*Certificates may not be conducted according to the sequence listed.
Award / Certification / Accreditation
• Upon passing all modules in each Certificate, trainees will be awarded a Certificate
• Upon completion of all the certificates, trainees will be awarded a Certificate of Completion in SGUS Programme
Please refer here for the FAQ on SGUS programme.
Full Fees (inclusive of GST): $18,939.00
Subsidised Fees for Singaporeans & Singapore PR (inclusive of GST): $583.33
Trainees must fulfil minimum attendance requirements and pass assessments to qualify for course fee subsidies. Trainees who are unable to meet these requirements may be asked to return the course fee subsidies that they have received.
Withdrawal & Refund Policy:
• The programmes allow trainees to exit without penalty if they are successfully placed into a job or have secured a job on their own accord while undergoing training. However, trainees who exit the programme
without a valid reason may be asked to return the course fee subsidy that they have received.
• Refund of paid course fees will be pro-rated based on certificates that have not commenced
• Trainees who wish to exit from the programme
must write to email@example.com