SkillsFuture Study Award for
 
Advanced Manufacturing
Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)
Sector Overview

Big data, robotics, and additive manufacturing are some of the technologies that are driving the convergence of digital and physical in every industrial sector. This convergence, commonly referred to as Industry 4.0, holds immense opportunities for Singapore and will create dense and interconnected networks of facilities, suppliers, partners, and customers. It will create new jobs of tomorrow, where man and machine work together to manage smart facilities and global supply chains.

Leading firms such as Shell, Micron and Merck, and many key global suppliers such as ABB and Siemens, have chosen Singapore as a strategic hub for Advanced Manufacturing. Some, like Panasonic and Infineon Technologies, have also made investments to transform their existing manufacturing facilities into smart factories of the future. The vibrancy of our manufacturing ecosystem has therefore led companies to site not just production facilities, but the full suite of headquarters, research and development, and supply chain management functions in Singapore to serve the region.

Singapore has a highly-skilled and adaptable workforce, ranked second in the 2019 Global Talent Competitiveness Index. Through national initiatives such as the SkillsFuture movement and the SkillsFuture Study Awards, the Singapore Government continues to work alongside industry players and Institutes of Higher Learning to equip our people with the necessary skills for Advanced Manufacturing.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Singaporeans with a minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience in the Advanced Manufacturing industry

  • Committed to deepening skills and contributing to the Advanced Manufacturing industry

  • Currently enrolled in or granted admission into any of the qualifying courses

  • Required to complete chosen course

  • [For individuals who have not yet commenced the course] Will/Have incurred out-of-pocket training costs associated with the course (e.g. not fully sponsored by company or other government agencies)
     
  • [For individuals who have already commenced the course] Are still incurring out-of-pocket training costs associated with the course (e.g. still have outstanding school fees which are not fully sponsored by company or other government agencies)
     
  • Not a previous recipient of any SkillsFuture Study Award

Public officers are encouraged to apply for the relevant in-house schemes offered by their respective organisations. The Public Service is committed towards skills deepening and government agencies have a range of training and development schemes to support skills upgrading for public officers.


Supported Courses

   Course

   Institution

Diploma in Precision Engineering (Master Craftsman Skills) Nanyang Polytechnic
Specialist Diploma in Precision Engineering (Additive Manufacturing)
Specialist Diploma in Precision Engineering (Master Craftsman Skills)       
Specialist Diploma in Applied Artificial Intelligence Republic Polytechnic
Specialist Diploma in Data Science (Artificial Intelligence) Singapore Polytechnic
Specialist Diploma in Data Science (Big Data And Streaming Analytics)
Specialist Diploma in Data Science (Data Analytics)
Specialist Diploma in Data Science (Predictive Analytics)
Specialist Diploma In Network Security
Specialist Diploma in AI Solutions Development Temasek Polytechnic
Specialist Diploma in Industrial Internet of Things
Specialist Diploma in Robotics and Automation

Application Period and Evaluation Process

Application Period

From 22 December 2019 to 31 December 2020

Evaluation Process

Evaluation of applications will take about 6 to 8 weeks after the closing date. Shortlisted applicants will be notified.


Enquiries

For queries on application status:

Email: study_awards@edb.gov.sg
Website: https://www.edb.gov.sg/

 

For course-related queries:

Nanyang Polytechnic

For Diploma/Specialist Diploma in Precision Engineering (Master Craftsman Skills)
Mr. Ethan Goh Wei Liang
Email: ethan_goh@nyp.edu.sg
Phone: 6550 0444

For Specialist Diploma in Precision Engineering (Additive Manufacturing)
Mr Zaw Hlwan Moe
Email: hlwan_moe_zaw@nyp.edu.sg
Phone: 6550 0667

Republic Polytechnic

Ms Lim Hao Wei
Email: lim_hao_wei@rp.edu.sg

Mr Rani Hairyawan Abdul Rahman
Email: rani_abdul_rahman2@rp.edu.sg

Singapore Polytechnic

Programme Administrator
Email: ptenquiry@sp.edu.sg
Phone: 6772 1288

Temasek Polytechnic

Mr Soh Sin Choon
Email: Soh_Sin Choon@tp.edu.sg
Phone: 6780 6485

 

 

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