Four new SkillsFuture Work-Study programmes launched, with more than 140 places over the next 2 years
13 Aug 2020
Article highlighted the launch of four new SkillsFuture work-study programmes at the virtual SkillsFuture work-study fair. The programmes include the first SkillsFuture work-study degree programme by the National University of Singapore (NUS), in partnership with SkillsFuture Singapore and Sea Limited - a Singapore-based global consumer internet company. It will be introduced in mid-August and will be delivered in a place-and-train mode, where participants are hired as full-time junior analysts with Sea, the global consumer internet company, before the course commences. Students from SP and NP are invited to participate in the first intake of the programme, and subsequent enrolments will be opened to all eligible Polytechnic graduates from relevant disciplines. Those who complete the three-and-a-half year programme will graduate with a degree conferred by NUS, and will progress to become full-time analysts in Sea Limited. Story also highlighted SP’s five-year partnership with the Singapore Accreditation Council to enhance its work-study Diploma in Applied Science (chemical laboratory technology). Story mentioned that NYP, RP and TP also launched three new SkillsFuture work-study programmes in the biomedical sciences and media sectors. Minister of State for Education and Manpower Gan Siow Huang who graced the virtual event shared that the launch of the Work-Study portal is part of the Government’s plan to expand the work-study programmes and make it a mainstream pathway. Channel 8 clip featured SP's partnership and ecosystem with the trade unions and other industry partners (relevant segment starts from 11:30). Similar story was reported on Berita Mediacorp.