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What is the SGUnited Skills (SGUS) Programme?

The SGUnited Skills (SGUS) Programme which opens for unemployed or retrenched Singaporeans and Permanent Residents is a full-time Train & Place programme of 6 to 9-month duration. Trainees will also receive a training allowance of $1,200 per month for the duration of the programme to cover basic subsistence expenses.

Applications for the SGUS courses are ongoing and each new intake may only commence upon receiving sufficient registrations to form a class!


Important information:
  • In order to provide opportunities for as many Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents as possible, individuals can only enrol in a SGUnited Skills Programme ONCE.
  • All information published at SIMTech's website, social medias, webinars or collateral about its courses is correct at time of publication and subject to change.

Programme Structure

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Watch our series of SGUS Course Briefings to understand more about each specialisation.

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Testimonial

Additive Manufacturing

"The lessons are well structured and delivered with hands-on lab practice to enhance our understanding. We have regular class tests with a lot of guidance the minute we show that we are unsure. I have only positives for my learning journey.

Thank you, SGUS! Thank you, SIMTech!"


Mr Steven Lim,
Trainee from SGUS for Additive Manufacturing

Nerve Centre

“Dr Wang is a humble, patient, encouraging, and committed tutor. While imparting inventory planning skills and knowledge to us, his learn-it-all attitude impressed upon me as a role model for learning and excelling in study and in life. My takeaway from him far exceeds the course objective of Inventory Planning.

Thank you Dr Wang.”


Ms Veronica Chiu,
Trainee from SGUS for Digital Transformation & Innovation™

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“An exciting learning journey together with SIMTech’s scientists, their unique practical ‘hands-on’ online sessions as well as training at their SMART Model Factory using their patented Digital Transformation & Innovation™ (DTI™) methodology”

Mr David Ong,
Trainee from SGUS for Digital Transformation & Innovation™

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"Being a NHB-nominated Intangible Culture Heritage person, with my expertise on musical instruments fabrication & acoustics design, I am delighted to say the SGUS course is useful for me. I could learn something about the concept of manufacturing, improve my productivity and business management skills.

Although I am already over 60 years old, but the Government always encourage us to never stop learning new things, this would increase our chances of being re-employed, and also find more reliable judgment in our future. Thanks to SGUS."


Mr Ng Teck Seng,
Trainee from SGUS for Digital Transformation & Innovation™




For Trainees

Benefits for Trainees

  • Get paid while you upgrade and upskill yourself with a training allowance of $1,200* per month during the training period.

  • All SGUS specialised courses are highly subsidised at a nett course fee of $500 (6-month course) or $750 (9-month course), and self-sponsored Singaporean trainees can offset the fee with their SkillsFuture Credit.

  • Attain certificates when you complete the individual modules.

  • Trainees may exit the programme whenever a job opportunity arises, as the SGUS programme is conducted in a modular format.

  • Learn and journey with our SIMTech scientists who will provide hands-on training with state-of-the-art equipment & laboratories.

  • Work on an industry project with your potential employer even before getting hired.

  • Boost your employability for future job opportunities with real-world industrial experiences.

  • More than 5,000 PMETs have attended or completed our courses.
  • Embark on our Learn-Practise-Implement™ (LPI™) pedagogy when you journey with us.

  • Only Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents are eligible to apply for the SGUS Programme.

* Trainees who are concurrently receiving COVID-19 Support Grant (CSG) or Self-Employed Person Income Relief Scheme (SIRS) payouts will receive a lower training allowance as they are already receiving income relief.




Registration, Download Brochure and FAQs

Join as SGUS Trainee Download SGUS Brochure SGUS Programme FAQs

Subsidised Fees for SGUS Programme

The SGUnited Skills (SGUS) Programme is a full-time Train & Place programme of  6 to 9-month duration.
Specialisation Course Period
(Total number of Modules)
Nett Fee
Payable by Individuals
9-month 
(10 modules)
$750
 6-month
(7 modules)
$500
 9-month
(10 modules)
$750
9-month
(10 modules)
$750
9-month
(10 modules)
$750
9-month
(9 modules)
$750
9-month
(10 modules)
$750
6-month
(7 modules)
$500 
9-month 
(10 modules)
$750
  • All nett course fees are inclusive of prevailing GST.
  • Singaporeans aged 25 years and above are eligible for SkillsFuture Credit which can be used to offset the SGUS course fees (for self-sponsored registrations only).



Registration, Download Brochure and FAQs

Join as SGUS Trainee Download SGUS Brochure SGUS Programme FAQs

Pre-Requisites

Pre-Requisites

  • Only Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents aged above 21 years old who are unemployed or retrenched and can commit to the SGUS courses on a full-time basis are eligible to apply for the SGUS programme.

    In addition, the target trainees for the SGUS courses will exclude the following:

    a) Graduated or graduating in Calendar Years (CY) 2019 to 2021 (both years inclusive) 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 Calendar Years 2019 to 2021 (both years inclusive) and are entering the labour force.;

  • Applicants should possess a degree in any discipline or a diploma with a minimum of 3 years of related working experience.

  • Applicants who do not have the required academic qualifications are still welcome to apply, but shortlisted candidates may be required to attend an interview for special approval.

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.



For Employers

Benefits for Participating Employers

What’s in it for YOU as an Employer?

  • No financial outlays. Trainee is self-sponsored and SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) pays the training allowance directly to the trainees.

  • Hiring incentives for companies who hired SGUS trainees.

  • Get to know the SIMTech's scientists better as the trainees work on your company project during their courses.

Process Flow:

  1. Submission:
    Employers submit their hiring requirements or job descriptions & identify appropriate SGUS-SIMTech courses to participate.

  2. Job-matching: 
    Your job posts will be listed on our portals for interested trainees to view and apply.

  3. Training:
    Trainees go through  6 to 9-month of full-time upskilling with SIMTech.

  4. Stipend:
    Trainees receive $1,200* training allowance per month from SSG for the duration of the programme.

  5. Company’s Project:
    Trainees will embark on employer’s project in one of the modules.

  6. Certifications:
    Trainees will attain their Certificates depending on their SGUS specialisations.

  7. Hiring:
    Employer can hire the trainee after the 6 to 9-month course or anytime earlier when deems fit.

  8. Incentives:
    Employer hiring SGUS trainees will get:

Singaporeans and SPRs

<40 years old

>=40 years old

20% salary for 6 months
(capped at $6,000)

40% salary for 6 months
(capped at $12,000)


Choose from our list of SGUS SIMTech courses that fit the requirements of your company. SIMTech will then match the interested trainees to your job requirements,
groom and upskill them, so that they become more competent for your hiring!

* Trainees who are concurrently receiving COVID-19 Support Grant (CSG) or Self-Employed Person Income Relief Scheme (SIRS) payouts will receive a lower training allowance as they are already receiving income relief.







SPECIALisationS

icon_SGUS Additive Manufacturing
  • The next intake for the SGUS for Additive Manufacturing course is commencing in early 2022!
     



Registration, Download Brochure and FAQs

Join as SGUS Trainee Download SGUS Brochure SGUS Programme FAQs



Schedules

SGUS Specialisation Skills Course Reference Number
New Cohort's Expected
Commencement Period
  • Additive Manufacturing 
TGS-2020508863
Q1 Yr2022
  • Advanced Instrumentation and Quality Control through Digitalisation
TGS-2021009131Q1 Yr2021
  • Advanced Welding Technologies Robotised Processes
TGS-2020508868
Q1 Yr2022
  • Data-driven Surface Engineering with Process Digitalisation
TGS-2020508867Q1 Yr2022
  • Digital Transformation and Innovation™
TGS-202050886518 Jan 2022
  • Industrial Automation
TGS-2020508864
Q1 Yr2022
  • MedTech Product Manufacturing
TGS-2021008931
7 Feb 2022
  •  Operation Management and Innovation (OMI)
TGS-2020508866 Q1 Yr2022 
  • Smart Machining and Digitalisation
TGS-2020508869Q1 Yr2022

Important notes:

  • Each new cohort may only commence when there are a minimum number of trainees to form a class.
  • SIMTech reserves the right to make changes to the programme without prior notice to the trainees.
  • To enroll as a SIMTech's SGUS trainee, please submit your online registration here.



Highlights

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SIMTech’s KTO has added 2 new SGUS specialisations, bringing a total of 9 SGUS courses through SIMTech’s partnership with the SSG


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Helping Singaporeans and PRs get re-employed during this pandemic, SIMTech is currently training 14 SGUS cohorts and counting


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Skills upgrading pathways to support Singaporeans adversely affected by COVID-19


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