TechSkills Accelerator(TeSA)

What Is it?

TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA) is a SkillsFuture initiative driven by Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and in partnership with strategic partners such as Workforce Singapore (WSG) and SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), as well as collaboration with industry partners and hiring employers.TeSA offers various programmes to support current information and communications technology (ICT) professionals and non-ICT professionals to upgrade and acquire new skills and domain knowledge that are in demand, and to stay competitive and meet the challenges of a fast-moving digital landscape.


TeSA offers training opportunities through seven 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. SkillsFuture Study Award for the ICT Sector

7. Tech Immersion and Placement Programme (TIPP)

Who Is It For?


  • Fresh graduates in ICT

  • Existing ICT Professionals

  • Aspiring ICT professionals from both ICT and non-ICT backgrounds


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

How Can I Benefit From It?


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


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.

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.