VISIT
Singapore’s highest honour for designers and designs across all disciplines
One of Asia’s premier design festivals that champions design thought leadership
National Design Centre

Address
111 Middle Road
Singapore 188969

Opening hours
Everyday 9am to 9pm

Design For job seekers

Career Conversion Programmes

6 min read
CCP-collage

Looking for a career in design-related job roles, but do not know where to start? Check out the design Career Conversion Programmes (CCPs) available today! CCPs are targeted at Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs), including mid-career switchers, to undergo industry-recognised training, reskill and take on new job roles in growth areas.

Participating companies can also access a wider pool of candidates when hiring through CCPs.

Information on design CCPs

Currently, the design CCPs available are:

  • CCP for Designers (Furniture and Lifestyle)
  • CCP for Design Professionals (User Experience/User Interface [UX/UI])
  • CCP for Experience Design (UX/UI)

More details on these design CCPs can be found in the table below:

Name of design CCPProgramme managerSummaryLinks for more details and application
CCP for Designers (Furniture and Lifestyle)SFIC InstituteAims to place and train local PMETs to take up job roles such as furniture designer, product/industrial designer, interior designer and project designer in the furniture and furniture-related industries

Train local PMETs in the areas of materials and technology of making, PYTHA immersion experience and management of project risks
Click here
CCP for Design Professionals (UX/UI)Chatsworth Medi@rt Academy Aims to place and train local PMETs to take up job roles such as User Experience (UX) designer, User Interaction (UI) designer, UX/UI designer, customer experience designer, UX consultant, content designer, graphic designer (UX/UI) and project manager

Train local PMETs in the areas of UI design, user research and UX design, and web development coding
Click here
CCP for Experience Design (UX/UI)MethodologyAims to place and train local PMETs to take up job roles such as User Experience (UX) designer, User Interaction (UI) designer, UX/UI designer, customer experience designer, UX consultant, content designer and project manager

Trains local PMETs in the areas of UX research, UX for digital and spatial design and design thinking for UX
Click here

Who is eligible to apply?

The Programme is open to all company-sponsored applicants who meet the following General Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be a Singapore Citizen (SC) or Permanent Resident (PR) aged 21 years and above;
  • New hires must have graduated or completed National Service, whichever is later, at least two years at the point of application;
  • Must be a newly hired PMET (i.e. not more than three (3) months from date of employment), and nominated by an eligible company for the CCP;
  • Must not be in a similar job role prior to joining the CCP;
  • Must not be a shareholder of the participating company, or its related companies;
  • Must not be related to the owner(s) of the participating company; and
  • Must not be an immediate ex-staff of the participating company, or its related companies.

Selected applicants will undergo screening, interview and shortlisting process as determined by the hiring company.

Please click on the links above on the CCP of your interest for more details.

What can applicants expect when undergoing a CCP?

  • Selected CCP trainees will go through six months of training comprising classroom training and structured on-the-job training with the hiring company.

How can companies participate?

Companies interested in participating in the CCPs must fulfil the following:

  • Be registered or incorporated in Singapore with a valid Unique Entity Number with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority;
  • Offer a full-time PMET position related to job role which the CCP is for, and at least a 12-month employment contract;
  • Ensure that new hires are not:
    • A shareholder of the CCP company, or its related companies;
    • Related to the owner(s) of the CCP company; and
    • Immediate ex-staff of the CCP company, or its related companies.
  • Must put in place structured on-the-job training for the candidate; and
  • Commit to CCP training arrangements for the candidate.

Note: Companies must commit to working with Workforce Singapore (WSG) and the appointed programme manager on necessary administrative matters related to the CCP.

To register your interest, please fill in the form here and you will be contacted within one to two weeks’ time. Do note that the indication of interest is not an application for the CCP.

Financial support available to companies

Eligible hiring companies will receive course fee grant and salary support during the CCP training duration.

WSG’s funding to companiesStandard rateEnhanced rate
Course fee grantUp to 70% course fee fundingPlease click into the CCP of your interest above for more details.
Salary supportUp to 70% of monthly salary for CCP training duration (capped at $4,000 per month)Up to 90% of monthly salary for CCP training duration (capped at $6,000 per month)
 
For SC trainees who are unemployed and actively seeking employment for six months or more, and/or SC trainees aged 40 years and above in the year of commencement of the CCP.

More information and contact details

For more information on design CCPs and other related enquiries, you may contact us at:

Name of design CCPProgramme ManagerContact details
CCP for Designers (Furniture and Lifestyle)SFIC InstituteEmail: enquiry@sficinstitute.com
CCP for Design Professionals (UX/UI)Chatsworth Medi@rt Academy Email: ray@cma-academy.com
CCP for Experience Design (UX/UI)MethodologyEmail: CCP@methodology.sg

Recommended reads

150830-Victoria
Stories | Q&A
3 min read
Jia-Ying_Profile-Picture-landscape
Stories | Designer Profile
9 min read
curve-collection
Stories | Company Spotlight
7 min read
Singaplural2018
Stories | Event Highlights
8 min read

Latest business stories

DavidLee_IMG_0760_edited_1mb
Stories | Designer Profile
3 min read
Yip Jin Ping and Jacob Meyers Dsg Scholars
Stories | Designer Profile
10 min read
Justin-and-Ker-Siang-Dsg-Scholar
Stories | Designer Profile
8 min read
Sheryl-and-Rebekah-Dsg-Scholar
Stories | Designer Profile
8 min read
VISIT
President*s Design Award
Singapore’s highest honour for designers and designs across all disciplines
Singapore Design Week
One of Asia’s premier design festivals that champions design thought leadership
National Design Centre