Enhanced traineeship program
To create a richer trainee experience and boost employability, SISG will introduce an enhanced traineeship program to host 60 trainees at Google. Selected trainees will undergo a 12-month full-time training program in Digital Marketing or Professional Cloud Architecture, extended beyond the previous duration of nine months. With continued partnership with IMDA under the Techskills Accelerator (TeSA) initiative, selected trainees will also receive mentorship from Google employees, a more comprehensive development plan, and higher stipends to match the rising market rates. Our applications for the traineeship program are now open to both fresh graduates and mid-career professionals, and we highly encourage interested individuals to apply.
New certificate under Google Career Certificates
Earlier this year, we introduced Google Career Certificates and 5,000 Grow with Google funded scholarships for SISG learners to gain the skills needed for entry-level jobs in high-demand technical fields: IT Support, Project Management, Data Analytics and UX Design. The online courses allow learners to study at their own pace, helping them balance their studies with other responsibilities.
We’ve seen strong interest from learners in Singapore, and starting today, we are adding a brand new Google Career Certificate in Digital Marketing & E-commerce. In Singapore today, while there are digital marketing and e-commerce roles in-demand, we lack the skilled workers to fill them. And just like Ramona, there is untapped potential for people with the right skills to launch their career, or to make a career change. Especially as marketing job roles increasingly require candidates to have digital marketing and data-related skills, this certificate will equip them with that relevant knowledge and boost their expertise.
Expanded Employer Consortium
In keeping with the spirit of SISG, we are working with a much broader set of partners to help more Singaporeans make the transition to jobs within the digital economy. 37 companies from a variety of industries have now joined our employer consortium, which is now more than double versus where we started earlier this year. These companies are ready to hire SISG graduates, and it’s encouraging to see their commitment to diversifying their candidate pool and looking beyond traditional educational backgrounds.