Skills Ignition SG

    Together with the Singapore government, Skills Ignition SG builds in-demand skills for the digital future through vocational and on-the-job training.
      • Learning plans

        Grow the right skills for you

        Created for Singapore Citizens and PRs, Skills Ignition SG is a training programme that equips you with the skills you need to be job-ready in Digital Marketing or Cloud Technology.

        Created for Singapore Citizens and PRs, Skills Ignition SG is a training programme that equips you with the skills you need to be job-ready in Digital Marketing or Cloud Technology.

        Programme 1: Vocational training

        You'll go through 6 months of vocational training in either Digital Marketing or Cloud Technology, and you'll receive a monthly training allowance of S$1,500. Training costs $500, payable in SkillsFuture Credit.

        Programme 2: Vocational and on-the-job training

        If you land this training offer following a selection process, you'll go through 3 months of vocational training in Digital Marketing or Cloud Technology, followed by 6 months of on-the-job training with Google or one of the host companies participating at the time.* There's no training fee, and you'll be paid a monthly salary throughout the 9 months.

        * Your progression to the on-the-job training is contingent on your successful completion of the vocational training. You will be placed into Google or one of the participating host companies based on your job fit and qualifications. Placement with any specific host company is not guaranteed. Other terms will apply.

        Digital Marketing

        Learn in-demand skills in as little as 24 weeks

        Equip yourself with effective digital marketing strategies to reach your customers at the right time and adapt to an evolving market for business growth.

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        Cloud Technology

        Learn in-demand skills in as little as 24 weeks

        Grow your cloud skills to offer faster innovation and help businesses transform with cloud technology.

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        Supported by the Singapore Government

        Why join Skills Ignition SG?

        Host companies

        The list of participating host companies is not exhaustive. For the latest updates, please check this section from time to time.

        Be a host company

        If your organisation would like to offer to host trainees for Skills Ignition SG, please contact us at skillsignitionsg-host@google.com.

      • FAQ

        • When will the programme start? What is the application deadline?

          The Skills Ignition SG application deadline is August 21, 2020.

          Programme 1 (vocational training) will begin as early as August 2020 and Programme 2 (vocational and on-the-job training) October 2020. Limited openings are available, so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. If all openings are filled for this first batch, you will be notified of future opportunities if you submit your contact information.

        • Who is eligible for this programme?

          Skills Ignition SG is open to Singapore citizens and permanent residents who are currently not employed. For other residency statuses, please refer to our Grow with Google courses.

          Programme 1 is available to all graduates with at least two years of work experience. To qualify for the programme, you must have graduated in the calendar year 2018 or before from ITE, polytechnics, universities, or other educational institutions. Please note that this programme is not for those who have just finished serving National Service (NS) in calendar year 2019 or 2020 and are entering the labour force for the first time.

        • What are the prerequisites?

          For the Digital Marketing path, you will need a Bachelor's degree; or a minimum of three years of work experience in marketing or a related digital field; or a polytechnic diploma and a minimum of one year of work experience in marketing or a related digital field.

          For the Cloud Technology path, you will need either:

          • Diploma / Degree or Equivalent  in IT or Computer Science with basic understanding of Computer, Networks, Infrastructure or
          • Certification from Google IT Support Technician and Google IT Automation with Python on Coursera. You can complete these on-demand courses at any time prior to starting the programme.
        • Can I choose the local host company that I would like to do the on-job training with?

          No, all applicants for Programme 2 will be assessed based on job fit and qualifications with the needs of the local host companies. If your application is successful, you will be informed of the host company that you will undergo the six-month on-job training placement with before the programme begins.

        • If I am not selected for on-the-job training placement in Programme 2, can I still participate in Skills Ignition SG?

          Yes, your application will be assessed for eligibility for Programme 1.