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SGUS for Operation Management and Innovation

  • This SGUS course is completed over a 9-month period.
  • The nett course fee payable by each SC or SPR trainee is $750 (inclusive of GST).
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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.

Skills Course Reference:  TGS-2020508866

Programme Introduction

The SGUS for Operation MaNagement and Innovation course is to train participants to be Technology Innovators to achieve operational excellence. This is accomplished by promoting the use of operations management techniques and technologies that support a company’s strategy and productivity improvement.

The course will be delivered in an innovative Learn-Practise-Implement™ (LPI™) training model, consisting of online classroom training and small group mentorship for identification of operations improvement areas, and generation of suitable initiatives and development of implementation action plan for productivity improvements.

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

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There are 10 modules for completion under the SGUS for Operation Management and Innovation course.

Technical Skills Modules


  • Apply Operations Improvement Fundamentals
Participants will be awarded a WSQ Statement of Attainment certificate (SOA) for passing each individual module.
  • Implement Manufacturing Data Mining Techniques
  • Implement LEAN Manufacturing
  • Data Analytics Driven Inventory Planning
Participants will be awarded a SIMTech Certificate of Attendance (COA) for passing each individual module.
  • Production Planning & Scheduling for Smart Manufacturing
  • Resource Scheduling for Service Industries
  • Sensorisation for Brownfield Connectivity

Practical Modules


  • Lab-based Practise Training
Participants will be awarded a SIMTech Certificate of Attendance (COA) for passing each individual module.
  • Project-based Training for Implementation (M1)
  • Project-based Training for Implementation (M2)

Participants will be awarded with a certificate for each individual module, if they meet the following criteria:

  • Achieve at least 75% course attendance;
  • Take all assessments; and
  • Pass the course.

List of Modules

Technical Skills Modules ("Learn & Practice")

Apply Operations Improvement Fundamentals

This module provides the necessary fundamental knowledge and key concepts needed, for trainees to understand operations management; align operations improvement to a company’s strategic intent; learn and practise proven methods, tools and technologies that can be used to improve operations improvement; and most importantly, to systematically apply the Operations Management Innovation methodology (OmniMethodology™) as a systematic approach to achieve sustainable operations improvemenst that are effective and efficient.

Implement Manufacturing Data Mining Techniques

This module aims to provide participants with up-to-date methodologies in data mining and a thorough discussion of successful case studies. The in-depth learning and hands-on practise on data mining projects will train the participants’ capabilities in data collection, data pre-processing and finally, using data mining techniques to analyse the data to find out hidden correlations among various parameters for performance prediction and root cause analysis. Through extensive hands-on practice and data mining projects, the participants will gain the ability to use data mining techniques to solve actual industrial problems upon completion of the course.

Implement LEAN Manufacturing

This module aims to achieve productivity breakthroughs for an organisation by educating participants in the fundamental of LEAN principles and be equipped with LEAN techniques to implement at the workplace. The course follows a systematic approach to identifying wastes (non-value-added activities) and conducting root-cause analyses: Practical LEAN techniques are taught in classroom lectures; while the mentoring sessions facilitate the implementation of LEAN techniques. After completing the course, participants can usher their organisations to partake in their LEAN journey by becoming LEAN leaders to train colleagues to be more efficient and effective, and support LEAN culture for continuous productivity improvements and long-term benefits

Data Analytics Driven Inventory Planning

Many industrial organisations are facing the challenge of excess inventories, which is the root of all evil in business. This module trains participants in inventory planning concept, knowledge and principles, and equip them with skills and tools for conducting inventory performance analysis and optimisation. With these skills, participants will be able to help their companies to achieve right-sized inventory, mitigate inventory risk and maximise inventory performance. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage with SIMTech inventory planning system during the hands-on sessions for reinforcement of the learnt knowledge.

Production Planning & Scheduling for Smart Manufacturing

This module aims to equip participants with the essential skills and knowledge for production planning and scheduling, through in-depth discussions and practical sessions including hands-on modelling of real-world industrial planning & scheduling practices into SIMTech’s Smart Manufacturing Operations Management (S-MOM) software. They will gain the knowledge to help their organisations to embark on their digitalisation journey with best practises on Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS).

Resource Scheduling For Service Industries

This course module is designed to provide hands-on training to participants in the area of resource scheduling for Service Industries. Resources to be scheduled may include Manpower (Engineer/Technician, Lecturer/Trainer, Service Staff, etc.) and/or Equipment (Crane/Elevator, Classroom, Centers, etc.). Training focuses on hands-on modelling of the participant’s existing resource scheduling practices into SIMTech’s Manpower Scheduling System (MSS) software.

Sensorisation for Brownfield Connectivity

This course module is designed to provide hands-on training to participants in the area of resource scheduling for Service Industries. Resources to be scheduled may include Manpower (Engineer/Technician, Lecturer/Trainer, Service Staff, etc.) and/or Equipment (Crane/Elevator, Classroom, Centers, etc.). Training focuses on hands-on modelling of the participant’s existing resource scheduling practices into SIMTech’s Manpower Scheduling System (MSS) software.

Practical Modules ("Implement")

Lab-based Practise Training

This module is designed to provide extensive hands-on practise training on basic skills about common processes, operations methods and data analysis encountered in industrial applications. The module consists of 30 sessions (120 hours in total) which will offer participants the opportunity to handle the operations process equipment and analytical instruments in SIMTech labs to enhance their knowledge learned from the other technical skills modules.

Under the guidance of the experienced trainers, the participants are expected to gain expert knowledge in the following categories:

  • Operations Management Skills Training – Practical demonstrations will be carried out, starting with business model canvas, business strategies & business objectives. The Operations Management Skills training aims to train participants with the skills to create business values by transforming input resources into output goods & services.
  • Detailed development of Value Stream Map, identify value-creating processes, hotspots & opportunities.
  • Identify improvement areas within the organisations & generate initiatives to align with objectives.
  • Assign cascading responsibilities and detailed action plans to demonstrate sustainable organisation’s improvement.
  • Introduction of theories and methods for problem-solving.

Project-based Training for Implementation (M1); and

Project-based Training for Implementation (M2)

The project-based modules provide opportunities for the participants to embark on an industry project either in-house at SIMTech or work with a participating company.

Pre-Requisites and Nett Course Fee

Pre-Requisites, Full and Nett Course Fees


  • 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.

Course Fee

Nett Fee
payable by individuals
* All fees are inclusive of prevailing GST.
 ✓ SkillsFuture Credit Eligible (for self-sponsored registrations only)

For more information about the SkillsFuture Credit, please visit its webpage here.

Additional Information:
  • Trainees have to pay the full amount of nett fees upfront after they are enrolled to the programme.
  • Trainees who find full-time employment and apply for early exit from the programme can receive pro-rated refund of their course fees.

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SGUS Specialisation Skills Course Reference Number
New Cohort's Expected
Commencement Period
  • Additive Manufacturing 
Q1 Yr2022
  • Advanced Instrumentation and Quality Control through Digitalisation
TGS-2021009131Q1 Yr2021
  • Advanced Welding Technologies Robotised Processes
Q1 Yr2022
  • Data-driven Surface Engineering with Process Digitalisation
TGS-2020508867Q1 Yr2022
  • Digital Transformation and Innovation™
TGS-2020508865Q1 Yr2022
  • Industrial Automation
Q1 Yr2022
  • MedTech Product Manufacturing
24 Mar 2022
  •  Operation Management and Innovation (OMI)
TGS-2020508866 9 Mar 2022
  • 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.

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