To give a fillip to productivity among youngsters, SkillsFuture Singapore will roll out a new Earn and Learn programme for the air transport sector.
Chee Hong Tat, Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry of Singapore made the announcement of the programme when he made a visit to the SATS Inflight Catering Centre.
This new learn and earn programme is being targeted at fresh polytechnic graduates and companies seeking to groom young talent.
The 18-month programme will run in collabration with SIM Global Education and gateway services provider SATS.
Students enrolling for this course will spend 12 months studying and six months training on the job, after which they will attain a Specialist Diploma in Aviation Management. The first run will commence in October.
The course will equip participants with knowledge and skills such as design thinking, project management skills for business innovation, and business analytics skills for decision making to meet the skill sets required for trained Air Transport Officers.
Participants can expect to take on jobs as Air Transport Officers, supporting areas such as ground operations, management and business functions.
Singapore government runs earn and learn programmes, which help individuals acquire relevant work experience and attain an industry-recognised certification. It is available in a variety of sectors, from human resource to advanced manufacturing. Another benefit is a sign-on incentive of SGD5,000.
Companies which take part will receive a training grant of up to SGD5,000 per worker placed in the Earn and Learn programme.
SATS is a strong supporter of SkillsFuture initiatives and has been awarded the SkillsFuture Employer Award in 2017. It has not only set up its own SATS Academy, but has also aligned the training programmes offered via SATS Academy with the relevant Skills Frameworks, such as the Skills Framework for Air Transport, Food Manufacturing, and Logistics.
It has also recently completed a successful pilot run of the SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace for its employees in November 2018. The programme will allow its employees to embrace change and gain confidence to adapt in a technology-rich environment, and to enhance their competencies needed in the emerging economy. SATS is planning to enrol 3,000 of its employees into the programme.