Education, Career and Personal Development

SkillsFuture Career Transition Programme

Published by: SkillsFuture Singapore

What is SkillsFuture Career Transition Programme?


The SkillsFuture Career Transition Programme (SCTP) supports mid-career individuals in acquiring industry-relevant skills to improve employability and pivot to new sectors or job roles.

This train-and-place programme is available on a part-time or full-time format, typically ranging from three to 12 months.

The SCTP will be delivered by Continuing Education and Training (CET) Centres and is supported with employment facilitation services.

Courses under the SCTP have been progressively launched since Apr 2022. We target to have at least 200 SCTP courses by 2025.

Key Benefits


Enroll for industry-relevant courses in sectors with good hiring opportunities such as Infocomm and Technology, Professional Services and Advanced Manufacturing.

Flexibility of part-time or full-time courses


Modular training courses of typically three to 12 months duration


Employment facilitation services and career advisory to enhance your employment prospects.

Top FAQs

The SCTP is open to all Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents aged 21 years old and above, who are looking for training opportunities to transit to a new sector or job role. Both unemployed and employed individuals can participate in SCTP courses, as long as they can fulfil training commitments, which include the passing of assessments.


Trainees will be assessed by the training providers on their suitability for the selected courses prior to enrolment and academic qualifications may be one of the assessment criteria.

As SCTP operates on a Train-and-Place modality, training providers will provide career advisory and employment assistance to help trainees in their job search in relevant sectors or job roles. However, there is no guarantee of a job placement and trainees would need to be open to the job opportunities available.

Yes. The exact course fees vary depending on the type of course. Nevertheless, SSG will work with training providers to ensure that course fees remain affordable.

The prevailing course fee funding rates for courses offered by SSG-appointed CET Centres will apply, i.e. eligible trainees will receive baseline funding of up to 70% of course fees, while eligible Singaporean trainees aged 40 years and above will receive enhanced funding of up to 90% of course fees under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. 

In addition, individuals who are eligible for the additional course fee funding support will receive up to 95% course fee funding for the SCTP courses. Trainees can also use the SkillsFuture Credit and Additional SkillsFuture Credit (Mid-Career Support) to offset the out-of-pocket course fees.

The additional course fee funding support of up to 95% of the course fees for SCTP courses will be available for jobseekers with greater needs. To be eligible for the additional course fee funding support, individuals must be Singapore Citizens and meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

a. Long-term unemployed individuals (unemployed for six months or more); or

b. Individuals in need of financial assistance – ComCare Short-to-Medium Term Assistance (SMTA) recipients or Workfare Income Supplement (WIS) recipients; or

c. Persons with Disabilities.

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