Infocomm Technology (ICT) Professional Conversion Programme (PCP)
 
 
Funding and Claims
 

Strong Demand for Infocomm Manpower in Singapore

According to IDA’s Annual Survey on Infocomm Manpower for 2014, there is growing demand for ICT professionals. Technical ICT specialist job roles, such as Development and Network & Systems accounted for 61% of 100,600 of the total Infocomm manpower demanded in 2014.

  • Development related Job Roles: Development roles are the most demanded and accounted for 41.2% or 68,000 of the total demand for Infocomm professionals. As at 1 Jun 2014, about 60,800 professionals were employed in Development roles and an additional 7,100 roles were vacant. Employers estimated demand to increase by another 10,800 for these job roles in the next three years
  • Network & Systems related Job role: The next most demanded group of professionals were those working in Network & Systems related job roles. They accounted for 20% or 32,600 of the total demand for Infocomm professionals. As at 1 Jun 2014, about 30,200 professionals were employed in Network & Systems related job roles and an additional 2,400 positions were vacant. Employers estimated demand to increase by another 2,350 for these job roles in the next three years

Infocomm Technology (ICT) Professional Conversion Programme (PCP)

To meet ICT sector’s manpower demand, Next U has partnered with SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) to offer a place-and-train Professional Conversion Programme for ICT sector (ICT PCP) to train mid-career switchers to become qualified Infocomm Technology professionals. 

We focus on two job roles under this PCP scheme namely, (1) Network Administrator and (2) Applications Programmer / Software Deveopler.

Who will qualify for this scheme?

Companies may apply for their new hires to come under the ICT PCP. New hires should be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents who meet the following apprenticeship criteria:

Name of Scheme Who will qualify?
PCP Scheme

Singapore Citizens and Singapore PRs, who are

  • New Hire; and
  • No prior education and/or experience in the targeted PCP job roles
Enhanced PCP Scheme

Singapore Citizens only, who are

  • Aged 40+ (or) unemployed for ≥ 6 months;
  • New Hire; and
  • No prior education and/or experience in the targeted PCP job roles

Funding Support for PCP ICT

This programme comprise of two components:

  • Funding Support for Classroom Training under existing SDF Funding Scheme
  • Salary support for during On-the-Job (OJT) Training
    • PCP Scheme: Based on 70% of gross monthly salary (excluding CPF), up to $2,000 per eligible candidate per month, for up to 3 months
    • Enhanced PCP Scheme: Based on 90% of gross monthly salary (excluding CPF), up to $4,000 per eligible candidate per month, for up to 3 months

List of approved courses under PCP ICT Scheme for Classroom Training

Under this programme, participants will gain Technical skills, Fundamental IT Service Management skills and Project Management skills.

Network Administrator Job Role Applications Programmer / Software Developer Job Role

Obligations of Employer

  • Be open to interviewing and hiring mid-career professionals, and recognise them for existing skills as well as prepare them for new jobs by equipping them with new skills.
  • Hire candidates under Place-and-Train scheme before commencing their training to acquire the necessary skills for the job.
  • Sponsor the candidate to attend classroom training
  • Provide on-the-job training for the candidate that is aligned to the targeted job role. On-the-job training includes but not limited to:
    • Organisational processes and procedures
    • Overview of organisations computing platform
    • Workplace culture
    • Performance expectations of the candidates
  • Coach / Mentor the candidate with an experienced member of the staff to help the candidate learn skills and processes by following instructions & demonstrations, and observing various processes
  • Develop and submit a 1-year career development plan that is relevant to the PCP, in consultation with Next U.
  • Minimally pay basic monthly salary to Candidate.
  • Provide a decent pay increment upon completion of training based on existing market rate.
  • Retain the candidate for a minimum of ‘X’ months, where ‘X’ is typically the same duration as number of months of salary subsidy provided.
  • Motivate the candidate to continue their career within the ICT sector.

How to participate in PCP ICT scheme?

To express your organisation's interest to participate in this scheme, please write to pme@nextu.com.sg

Note: We only have limited training places under this PCP ICT scheme. Terms and conditions apply.