Updated: Oct 6
Singaporean tech giant NCS has partnered with the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) to set up the Fusion programme. Developed under the TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA) for ITE and Polytechnics Alliance (TIP Alliance), the programme is a work and study course for polytechnic graduates to obtain a university degree while being employed by the company.
Through Fusion, NCS will train and hire 400 polytechnic graduates within the first two years. It will cover tech fields including infrastructure, applications, software development and cybersecurity. The graduates within the programme will be covered to enrol into a degree at the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) or Singapore Institute of Management (SIM).
The programme will sponsor students' course fees as well as provide apprenticeships and regular job rotations with regional exposure. Initially, polytechnic graduates under Fusion will have to go through a six-week bootcamp that includes on-the-job training and coaching.
It doesn't stop there, as the Singtel Group subsidiary will also launch another programme in 2023, which will involve 400 ITE graduates over two years. The ITE programme is complementary to Fusion, where the students will both work and study part-time to earn a diploma in a tech-related field.
Finally, there are 800 jobs promised from NCS' ongoing Nucleus programme, which targets to recruit 800 university graduates as tech specialists within the next two years. All in all, the Fusion, ITE and Nucleus programmes will provide tech job opportunities to 1,600 students in total, from all levels ranging from ITS to university graduates.
On a related note, NCS will also be offering tech internships to over 1,000 students from Institutes of Higher Learning within the next two years.
NCS partnered with IMDA to create the Fusion programme, which allows polytechnic graduates to study for a degree while working for the company.
Following Fusion, degree holders can join the Nucleus programme to become tech specialists.
All the programmes under NCS will see a total of 1,600 job and training opportunities.