More support for manufacturing firms looking to train PMETs as sector transforms

To help manufacturing companies meet their manpower demands and prepare for better economic times, the Government has rolled out more training places under its Professional Conversion Programme (PCP).

On Thursday (Nov 28), Manpower Minister Josephine Teo announced that the capacity of the manufacturing PCPs will increase by 1,000 over the next three years, specifically for two programmes: The PCP for Manufacturing Professional and the PCP for Technical Sales Engineer/Manager.

The two conversion programmes are aimed at equipping mid-career professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs) with skills to take on roles in areas such as sales and operations management within the sector. Since the manufacturing PCPs - there are four in total - were launched in November 2016, more than 1,400 people and 600 companies have tapped on it.

The conversion programmes help potential PMET mid-career switchers enter new industries by offering them training programmes and job placements. Companies that participate in it receive wage and training subsidies. During her visit to precision engineering firm TranZplus Engineering, Mrs Teo said the Government ramped up the programme to help manufacturing firms meet their manpower needs as the sector transforms. 

Read more at Channel News Asia 

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