The SFIC Institute, National Trades Union Congress’ e2i (Employment and Employability Institute), the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) and The Polytechnic of Western Australia (PWA), with the support from the Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC), has set aside $3.5 million for Singapore’s first apprenticeship programme, the Creative Craftsman Apprenticeship Programme to place and train Singaporeans as Creative Craftsmen.
Critical factors to a successful apprenticeship programme include:
- Specific competency requirements
- Clear career progression path
- Step-by-step development to build confidence in skills