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SG:D for Talent

last updated 28 May 2018

Get ahead with the right digital skills

Digitalisation promises a future all about data, analytics and artificial intelligence. But it will still be powered by our most valuable resource – our people. We want to ensure that everyone has access to the knowledge, skills, and capabilities to participate meaningfully in the new job prospects and opportunities of this digital economy.

To prepare younger students for the digital future, there are also programmes to increase their exposure to coding and building with digital technology such as Code for Fun and Digital Maker.

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For Professionals 

Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Programme Plus (CITREP+)

provides continuous up-skilling for fresh professionals and mid-career professionals to acquire or enhance technical skillsets to enable them to remain relevant and productive in their careers.

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is a national movement launched in late 2014 to provide Singaporeans with the opportunity to develop to their fullest potential throughout their lives, regardless of their starting point. To prepare individuals for the new digital economy, programmes like SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace equips Singaporeans with basic digital skills, while the SkillsFuture Series helps equip working adults with skills in eight priority and emerging skills areas including Data analytics, Cybersecurity, and Digital media.

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SkillsFuture Earn & Learn Programmes (ELP)

provides polytechnic and ITE graduates with digital skills through structured on-the-job training.

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TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA)

offers programmes for ICT professionals and non-ICT professionals to upgrade and acquire new skills so they stay competitive to meet the challenges of a fast-moving digital landscape.

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Tech Immersion and Placement Programme (TIPP)

aims to convert non-ICT professionals into industry-ready ICT professionals through an immersive training course or a mentorship and coaching programme.

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Digital Leadership

seeks to meet the increasing demand for digital leaders with the calibre to helm digitalisation efforts in the various sectors. TeSA programmes will be expanded to support digital leadership with both technical and soft skills trainings, as well as on-the-job developmental exposure.

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National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF) 

helps infocomm professionals and employers determine the types of skills and competencies they require for various infocomm jobs and develops training strategies for them to acquire these skills.

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Talent Assistance

provides funding support for the development of media practitioners, to grow a strong core of local media talents in a flourishing media industry.

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For Students 

Industry Preparation for Pre-graduate Programme (iPREP)

exposes pre-graduates to work experience in industry infocomm projects during their internship, enabling them to develop digital skillsets and technical competencies.

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Infocomm Polytechnic Scholarship (iPOLY)

prepares "O" level achievers to be industry-ready upon graduation by building infocomm competencies and providing valuable industry exposure.

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National Infocomm Scholarship (NIS)

offers outstanding A-level students and polytechnic graduates the opportunity to pursue infocomm studies at renowned international or local universities and gain experience through job attachment both locally and overseas.

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Media Education Scholarship (MES)

builds and nurtures media industry leaders by sponsoring media scholars their tuition fees and other compulsory universities fees. The MES also offers direct job-matching of scholars to media companies, so as to set a clearer career path for the scholars.

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Code for Fun (CFF) Enrichment Programme

introduces primary and secondary school students to coding and computational thinking, and includes learning related concepts using programming languages such as Scratch.

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Digital Maker

aims to nurture a new generation of digital creators and makers with a passion to create solutions to solve real-world problems using technology. A simple-to-use microcontroller called the micro:bit is introduced to both young students and adults to create and prototype their own inventions.

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Infocomm & Media Clubs

provides structured learning in areas such as application development, cybersecurity, data analytics and robotics to youths with an interest to further deepen their skills and knowledge

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offers library users a dedicated space with tools, equipment, and hardware kits to learn, create, invent, and share. Located at the Jurong and Tampines Regional Libraries, PIXEL Labs@NLB also organises hands-on workshops and technology showcases for the general public.

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