Cross industry effort to train and reskill mid-career job switchers

Cross industry effort to train and reskill mid-career job switchers

510 mid-career professionals will learn new skills as part of SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package

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In a joint effort, SAP, SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), and Temasek Polytechnic (TP) recently launched three new courses as part of the SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme.

As part of the SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package to upskill and reskill mid-career jobseekers, this programme hopes to boost the employability of 510 mid-career professionals by providing them with the skillsets and industry case study experiences to prepare them for when they re-enter the workforce.

These new courses are devised to help mitigate the increasing demand for critical skills in data-led financial insights, predictive forecasting and digital capabilities, as more organisations look into reevaluating their business strategy for long term growth.

The three courses include - Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, and Data Science & Predictive Analytics.

The participants will follow a seven-month curriculum that incorporates an interactive classroom-based coursework developed by SAP and TP, along with vocational training and industry case studies with up to 50 of SAP’s local customers and industry partners. These partners and industry partners have each agreed to take in a small number of trainees for on-the-job training.

Moreover, these participants will receive ongoing evaluation and coaching from SAP and their partners while undergoing the industry case studies. Once they have completed their respective programmes, the participants will receive industry certification and job placement opportunities with SAP’s partners.

According to Eileen Chua, Managing Director, SAP Singapore, “The new courses under the SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme in collaboration with SSG and Temasek Polytechnic provides jobseekers with a fresh, highly-employable financial and data-led skillsets that also help local enterprises drive future growth.”

“The acceleration of digitalisation in businesses and the growth of the digital economy has created a strong demand for ICT professionals. SSG is glad to partner with SAP and Temasek Polytechnic to launch three new courses under the SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme to provide mid-career job seekers with the relevant skills to enhance their employability and boost their access to jobs in the ICT sector,” said Ong Tze Ch’in, Chief Executive of SSG.

Peter Lam, Principal & CEO of Temasek Polytechnic said “The launch of these three courses under the SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme reaffirms our commitment to upskilling our manpower to meet changing demands. We are confident that our partnership with market leader, SAP, to launch SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme will pave the way for mid-career individuals to gain industry-relevant training and experience, and boost their employability despite these challenging times.”

These new courses are currently open for registration and will run in batches starting January 2021.

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