SIT signed a multi-party Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with SSG, IMDA, CapitaLand, CPG Corp, EM Services, SIFMA, Singapore Poly and Temasek Poly to set up the Smart Estates Talent Development Programme (SETDP) on 22 Nov 2019. The MOU aims to transform the Built Environment sector to support the skills and talent needs of smart estate developments.
Led by the Health and Social Sciences (HSS) Cluster, SIT has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Health (MOH) on 1 Nov 19 as an anchor training provider for education and training in the area of allied health sciences (Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy). This partnership, envisioned by MOH, aims to establish a community of training providers that adopt a common set of competency standards for their trainers. The partnership also provides impetus for commitment towards improving these standards, and a desire to promote mutual recognition of training outcomes.
SIT partners Massey University has delivered the very first two official joint Continuing Education and Training (CET) courses in the area of design, health sciences, infocomm technology and food technology. The two courses are Design Innovation for Products and Services, and Community Based Health Care Need and Service Delivery for Health Populations.
Led by the Chemical Engineering and Food Technology (CEFT) cluster, 5 modules under the full MEngTech qualification were offered as stackable modules from Sep 2019. The modularisation enables working professionals to flexibly upskill for career advancement in specialist, management tracks or for mid-career switching.
Led by HSS Cluster, SIT offers stackable modular certification courses in Sonography and Elder Health and Rehabilitation with clinical focus to deepen and broaden the skills of healthcare professionals. This is in response to Singapore's efforts in building a future-ready healthcare workforce for an ageing population.
Following the MOU signing with MINDEF DCO and the launch of the Cyber Full-time National Servicemen (NSFs) Scheme on 12 Feb 2018, the inaugural 59 NSFs commenced their training for Work-Learn Programme (WLP) at SIT@NYP. This programme aims to educate and equip Cyber NSFs skills to perform their operational roles in their assigned operational units, agencies or at the Cyber Security Agency.
In line with Singapore’s national movement to provide upskilling and relearning opportunities for individuals in the workforce, SIT has offered $2,000 worth of SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) with a validity of 5 years to over 8,000 SIT alumni. Starting from 2019, all SIT alumni can take up eligible standalone courses offered by SITLEARN Professional Development. SLC can also be used to offset subsidised standalone SIT courses leading to recognised qualifications.
In line with the launch of Master of Engineering Technology in EPE (MEngTech EPE), individual module was launched for public enrolment. These bite-sized modules offer more flexibility, especially for busy working adults.
PSA and SIT celebrated the graduation of the first batch of 29 PSA engineers and ICT managers from SIT's Systems Engineering course. The 12-month deepskilling course equips participants with deep and practical skills to appreciate the inter-relationships between various systems, and to design and maintain complex automated systems. The honed skills are vital for PSA's new generation of ultra-modern and intelligent container terminals.
The Centre of Communication Skills (CCS) and SITLEARN Professional Development came together to organise a 1-day workshop on Effective Technical Writing. A total of 19 attendees nominated by the company participated in the workshop and learned through collaborative writing, whilst receiving individual coaching in writing as well.
In order to meet the current and future skillsets of the ILTC sector in Singapore, SITLEARN Professional Development and the Health and Social Sciences (HSS) Cluster worked together to launch a series of symposiums and workshops aimed at deep-skilling caregivers, nurses and allied health professionals. The courses covered a wide range of sector specific needs including caring for people with dementia, rehabilitation of shoulder, abdominal ultrasound, stroke care and rehabilitation as well as interventions for children with learning difficulties across academic, social and emotional.
In celebration of International Women’s Day on 8 March, four prominent women civil engineers shared their experiences, challenges and takeaways at the ‘Women in Civil Engineering Technical Seminar – Planning and Delivery of Major Infrastructure Projects in Singapore’ held at SIT@Dover. Organised by SITLEARN Professional Development and Engineering cluster, the seminar was attended by over 450 civil engineering professionals. The speakers provided diverse and insightful perspectives from the rail, road, housing and industrial estates sectors.
The MOU between DCO and SIT is the first work-learn tie-up between MINDEF and an education institute where NSFs are sent for academic upgrading while employed in an operational role. This will equip them with the necessary skills to better perform their duties. The MOU signing was made possible through close collaboration between MINDEF, the Cyber Security Agency (CSA), SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) and SIT.
The SkillsFuture Earn & Learn Programme (ELP) for the Building Services sector is an 18-month programme leading to a Specialist Diploma in Sustainable Energy Management. This is a first-of-its kind ELP which is jointly delivered by the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) and Temasek Polytechnic (TP). The programme allows participants to deepen their skills at the workplace and take up post-diploma and undergraduate degree study modules at TP and SIT.
More than 50 participants from various backgrounds including architects and allied healthcare professionals attended the workshop to learn about translating the parameters of functionality, comfort as well as visual and tactile stimuli into a conducive healing space for the elderly. Held at SIT@Dover by SITLEARN Professional Development and DSB cluster, the 1-day workshop featured speakers and panelists from organisations such as the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council, Changi General Hospital, Society of Interior Designers, National Council of Social Services, Participate in Design and SIT.
More than 110 industry professionals attended this one-day symposium. Speakers from Major Hazards Department (MOM), Petrochemical Corporation of Singapore, Singapore Refining Company, Singapore Polytechnic, SLP and SIT shared their insights and expertise on the implementation of the Safety Case framework. In conjunction with the symposium, a memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between SLP, e2i and SIT. The aim of the MOU is to promote joint training and developmental activities, as well as creating upskilling opportunities for professionals from all process and other related industries.
Held at SIT@Dover auditorium by SITLEARN Professional Development and ICT cluster, the half-day seminar featured speakers from Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) RSA Security, MWR InfoSecurity and SIT. A total of 160 industry professionals joined the seminar to hear from industry experts about their analysis on the evaluation and behavioural patterns of the ransomware as well as ways to protect against this malware attacks. A range of Government Linked Companies, Multi-National Companies, Institute of Higher Learnings and Small Medium Enterprises participated in the seminar with SMEs owning the largest turnout.
SITLEARN Professional Development is the lifelong learning division of SIT established on 1 April 2017. LEARN stands for Lifelong Education for Adaptability, Relevance and Nimbleness. SITLEARN Professional Development caters to working adults who are keen to upgrade their skills, and offers multiple pathways for individuals to gain access to higher education learning.
PSA Corporation Limited (PSA) and SIT signed an MOU to collaborate on strengthening Systems Engineering expertise and knowledge for PSA’s Engineering and Infocomm Technology (ICT) employees, as well as for SIT students to gain exposure to automation and other advanced port technologies deployed in PSA. SITLEARN Professional Development will develop a 16-month part-time Systems Engineering training programme to equip over 90 of PSA’s employees with the competencies to design, develop and maintain complex integrated systems vital for PSA’s new generation of intelligent container terminals. To enable synergies between academic and industrial research, PSA and SIT will also collaborate on applied research projects to explore solutions to business problems.
SITLEARN Professional Development and HSS cluster successfully organised its first healthcare symposium on Mobility, Balance and Falls in Older Adults. The symposium as attended by more than 40 participants from 14 healthcare organisations. Featuring guest speakers from various healthcare organisations in Singapore, healthcare professionals discussed about the epidemiology of falls and other pertinent issues.
In an effort to advance and build up Systems Engineering capabilities in Singapore, the Land Transport Authority (LTA), SIT and International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) signed an MOU at the launch of Singapore Rail Academy (SGRA). With this three-year MOU, LTA, SIT and INCOSE intend to develop skilled manpower in Systems Engineering to support the local public transport manpower requirements and to prepare Systems Engineering graduates to be industry-ready.
SIT signed an MOU with e2i and NTUC’s Labour Movement’s (LM) Oil, Petrochemical, Energy and Chemicals (OPEC) cluster during a seminar aimed to raise awareness of the new safety requirements for Major Hazards Installations (MHIs) under the Workplace Safety and Health Act (WSH Act). The three-year MOU strengthens the partners’ collaborations to deepen skills and build a core pool of skilled professionals through development of training programmes like workshops and masterclasses on Process Safety.
Organised by SITLEARN Professional Development and CEFT cluster, this series of eight continuing education workshops is specially designed to help people tasked with safety responsibilities gain the engineering and management expertise needed to safely operate a plant in Singapore. The first workshop held on 28 October was attended by participants from Pfizer, MSD, Sanofi and Amgen. This workshop series is aimed to run annually.
At the official opening of the CREST Examination Facility at SIT, the Association of Information Security Professionals (AISP) and SIT signed an MOU to further collaborations between the two parties on education, training and certifications in the area of Information Security.
The first of its kind, Digital Experience Design Studio DXDS is an intensive course that engages participants in a hands-on, practical and reiterative process over a sustained period of learning. Organised by SITLEARN Professional Development and DSB cluster, participants were coached on how innovation and digital experience design is currently being practiced in the industry during the course.