The SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Carnival on 28 July 2018 saw SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) announce a new pilot programme called the SkillsFuture Work-Learn Bootcamp. The carnival is part of the month-long SkillsFuture Festival from 30 June to 4 August 2018.
The programme aims to equip fresh graduates and mid-career switchers with relevant job-role specific behavioural, mindset and technical skills in sectors with acute demand.
The bootcamp is part of a three-year collaboration between SSG, the five polytechnics, the Institute of Technical Education and a US-based non-profit organisation called Generation.
Participants of the bootcamp will go through eight to 12 weeks of intensive training delivered by the polytechnics and ITE before they seek employment.
Employers will also be involved throughout the process, from developing industry-relevant curriculum to identifying suitable participants for the programme and recruitment.
For example, the partners will work with employers to identify skills in peak performers in specific job roles and then design a bootcamp-style programme to train participants in those skills.
Work-Learn Programme Update
Meanwhile, some 2,400 fresh graduates from the polytechnics and Institute of Technical Education (ITE) have benefited from the SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme (ELP) as of June 2018. This number has increased from 150 since the programme started in 2015.
More companies have also started to offer ELPs. Currently, 97 companies across 33 sectors provide the programme, up from 15 companies across 12 sectors in 2015.