TechSkills Accelerator(TeSA)

What Is it?

Grooming working professionals with the right information and communications technology (ICT) skills with move us closer towards achieving Singapore’s vision of building a digital economy. 

TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA) is a SkillsFuture initiative driven by Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) in partnership with strategic partners such as Workforce Singapore (WSG) and SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), and in collaboration with industry partners and hiring employers. It aims to enhance training and placement opportunities for ICT jobs across the economy, by facilitating the reskilling or upskilling of individuals to meet industry needs.

 
TeSA offers training opportunities through these programmes:

1. Company-Led Training (CLT) Programme

2. Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Programme Plus (CITREP+)

3. National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF)

4. Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) for the ICT Sector 

5. SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme (ELP)

6. Skills Framework for Infocomm Technology (ICT)

7. SkillsFuture Study Award for the ICT Sector

8. Tech Immersion and Placement Programme (TIPP)

9. TeSA pilot immersive

Who Is It For?

Individuals

Fresh ICT graduates, existing ICT professionals, and aspiring ICT professionals from both ICT and non-ICT backgrounds.

Employers

Employers in ICT and non-ICT companies who want to leverage TeSA programmes to attract fresh and/or mid-career ICT professionals to their companies, or to develop existing employees with the relevant ICT skills.

How Can I Benefit From It?

Individuals

As a fresh or mid-level professional from the ICT or STEM discipline, you can get a head-start in your career by:

  • Acquiring relevant skills for technical roles which are in demand.

  • Being placed into tech job roles which could be of permanent or contractual positions.

  • Attaining industry-recognised qualifications / certification.

  • Up-skilling to keep pace with technology shifts

Employers

As an employer, you will:

  • Receive funding support from IMDA, WSG or SSG to implement the respective training programme.

  • Be able to employ ICT professionals who undergo/have undergone training and be equipped with the relevant skills and aptitude to meet the needs of your company.

  • Be able to upskill and deepen the skills of existing employees who are mid-level ICT professionals.

How does it work?

Company-Led Training (CLT) Programme
The CLT is a structured development programme that aims to enable fresh and mid-level professionals to acquire specialist, expert or mastery-level competencies for jobs in demand by the industry, especially those that support Smart Nation projects, including cyber security, data analytics, software development, Internet of Things and network and communications platforms.

Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Programme Plus (CITREP+)
The CITREP+ supports local ICT professionals in keeping pace with technology shifts through continuous and proactive training. Through such training, they will acquire technical skills sets that will enable them to remain relevant and productive.

National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF)
The National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF), developed by IMDA and SSG in close collaboration with the infocomm industry, is a national infocomm roadmap which articulates the competency requirements of key Infocomm professionals. Infocomm professionals and employers can leverage the NICF to determine the types of skills and competencies required for various infocomm jobs and to develop training strategies for the professionals to acquire these skills through accredited training providers.

Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) for the ICT Sector
The Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) helps ICT jobseekers reskill and acquire the necessary knowledge and competencies to take on new jobs. Some programmes include a work attachment, which enables individuals to acquire real experience in the field. This enhances the employability of jobseekers such as mid-career individuals, and gives them the necessary competencies to take on new jobs with greater confidence.

SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme (ELP)
The ELP is a place-and-train programme for fresh polytechnic and ITE graduates, so they can be placed with an employer and have opportunities to learn through structured on-the-job training and institution-based training. This programme will equip graduates with industry-relevant skills. Those who successfully complete this programme will receive industry-recognised qualifications and a sign-on incentive.

Skills Framework for Infocomm Technology (ICT)
The Skills Framework for ICT is a guide for individuals, employers and training providers to promote ICT skills mastery and lifelong learning. It can be used by employers to develop career maps and articulate job requirements, used by individuals to guide their skills identification and development to stay relevant, and used by training providers to devise ICT courses. 

SkillsFuture Study Award for the ICT Sector
The SkillsFuture Study Award for the ICT Sector is for Singaporeans in their early and mid-career, so they can develop and deepen their skills in future growth clusters in ICT.

Tech Immersion and Placement Programme (TIPP)
The TIPP aims to convert non-ICT professionals, especially from Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) or other disciplines into industry-ready ICT professionals. These professionals will be placed into tech job roles after undergoing a short intensive and immersive training courses delivered by industry practitioners.

TeSA pilot immersive
IMDA is partnering high-growth tech companies which are fast-paced, dynamic and have a self-directed working environment, to provide an immersive experience for Mid-career PMETs. Individuals selected will be on 3-6 months’ attachment to the company to work on a project. The experience gained will allow mid-career PMETs to enhance their portfolios, which will in turn, lead to improved employability across various sectors.