SkillsFuture Study Award for Logistics Sector
Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)

Early career employee

Sector Overview

The Logistics industry is a significant part of Singapore’s economy and is deeply entrenched in our everyday lives. The workforce in the Logistics industry ensures the efficient flow of goods and services throughout Singapore and across the world.

Today, the Logistics industry contributes about 7% of Singapore’s GDP and provides a wide range of attractive employment opportunities for about 200,000 people. Singapore is ranked first in Asia on the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index 2016 and is also home to a large base of multi-national Logistics industry leaders. Most importantly, there is an ongoing joint effort amongst the government, employers, unions, and education institutions to develop clear information on structured career pathways in the Logistics industry. Individuals can look to these pathways to better understand the progression opportunities the industry has to offer.

One interesting feature of a career in the Logistics industry is its accessibility. Individuals with a wide range of qualifications can enter the industry and deepen their skills through experience and lifelong training opportunities. A  Logistics career is also exciting because it is constantly subject to emerging business and technological trends. This requires a skilled workforce that can respond with new capabilities to make the supply chain better, faster, and more resilient.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

  • Singaporeans with a minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience (Priority will be given to applicants from these following sub-industries: Contract Logistics, Freight Forwarding, and Land Transportation)

  • Committed to deepening skills and contributing to the Logistics industry

  • Currently enrolled in or granted admission into any of the qualifying courses

  • Required to complete chosen course 

  • Required to incur out-of-pocket training-related expenses associated with the course (i.e. must not be fully sponsored by company or other government agencies for all course fees and training-related expenses associated with the course)

  • Not a previous recipient of any SkillsFuture Study Award

Public officers are encouraged to apply for the relevant the in-house schemes offered by their respective organisations. The Public Service is committed towards skills deepening and government agencies have a range of training and development schemes to support skills upgrading for public officers.

Supported Courses

Course Institution
BSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Part-Time Programme) Singapore University of Social Sciences1
MSc in Supply Chain Management National University of Singapore
MSc in Industrial and Systems Engineering

1For qualifying courses at SUSS, only students from the Jan 2018, Jul 2018 and Jan 2019 intakes are eligible to apply.

Application Period and Evaluation Process

Application Period

1 October 2018 to 31 December 2018

Evaluation Process

 Evaluation of applications will take up to 8 weeks from the date of application. Kindly note that all applications are subject to EDB's assessment and only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

Enquiries

BSc Logistics & Supply Chain Management (Part-time Programme)

Student Support Department

Email: students@suss.edu.sg

Phone: 6248 9111


MSc Supply Chain Management / MSc Industrial and Systems Engineering

Ms Phuah Chew Har 

Email: isepchc@nus.edu.sg

Phone: 6516 8726


Mr Tan Junwei 

Email: isetj@nus.edu.sg

Phone: 6516 4607

 

Website: https://www.edb.gov.sg/

 

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