Join these programmes to carve out your career in the air transport industry. You can also use them to groom your employees for a bigger role in your business.
Schools can use the ASI by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) to develop a conducive environment that would pique students’ interest in aviation. The ASI supports schools through hands-on and experiential activities, and aviation-themed curricula.
Post-secondary students can join the range of aviation related courses at the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) to prepare for technical ground operations roles in the industry. The CAAS plans to expand the range of aviation related courses at ITE to areas such as apron and ramp operations, baggage operations and in-flight catering. A Higher Nitec in Airport Operations started in April 2018.
Use the Skills Framework to identify key skills and competencies that your employees need for the air transport sector. This framework is jointly developed by SkillsFuture Singapore, Workforce Singapore and the Singapore Economic Development Board.
The Skills Maps covers 86 occupations, skills and competencies aligned to four tracks:
Look up the Skills Framework for a list of the key skills and competencies
If you want to deepen the skills of an employee who has worked in the air transport industry for at least three years, apply for the SkillsFuture Study Award for Air Transport Sector. This award helps you to defray out-of-pocket expenses associated with their upgrading course.
Singapore companies, you will be able to groom and retain suitable talent with the relevant skills and aptitude to meet the needs of your company with the SkillsFuture ELP. Suitable candidates will be matched with a job related to their field of study and undergo structured on-the-job training and mentorship in your company. Qualified companies will receive a grant of up to $15,000 per individual placed in the SkillsFuture ELP to defray the related costs. Check out details on the ELP and how to apply at the ELP Portal.
Do you want to help your employees adapt to changing job demands and grow their skills? Consider enrolling them in the PCPs for the aerospace and air transport sectors, and empower them to take on jobs such as aerospace officer/ executives and ground operation officers. They will go through rigorous facilitated/ classroom training as well as structured on-the-job training. As an employer, you will receive funding to offset part of your employee’s salary and course fees.
If you have employees who are interested to further their studies, they may wish to take up the new Bachelor of Science in Air Transport Management offered by the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT). SIT developed this three-year degree curriculum in close partnership with CAAS and aviation companies. It includes modules on airport operations, business, marketing and finance. There will also be an 8-month Integrated Work Study Programme to prepare you for the industry. The first intake starts in 2019.