Skills Framework for Electronics


What Is it?

The Skills Framework (SFw) is a SkillsFuture initiative developed for the Singapore workforce to promote skills mastery and lifelong learning, and is an integral component of the Electronics Industry Manpower Plan.

Jointly developed by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), Workforce Singapore (WSG), and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), together with industry associations, education institutions, training providers, organisations and unions, the Skills Framework for Electronics provides useful information on:

  • Sector information;

  • Career pathways;

  • Occupations and job roles;

  • Existing and emerging skills; and

  • Training programmes for skills upgrading and mastery.

Who Is It For?

Individuals who wish to join or progress within the Electronics sector, to assess their career interest, identify relevant training programmes to upgrade their skills and prepare for the desired job roles.

Employers will be able to recognise these skills and invest in training their employees for career development and skills upgrading.

Training providers can gain insights on sector trends, existing and emerging skills that are in demand, and design programmes to address the industry needs accordingly.

How Does It Work?

The SFw for Electronics contains information on trends, career pathways, occupations, job roles, skills and competencies and training programmes.

(i) Sector Information

This section provides information on the SFw for Electronics, including information on trends and workforce profiles in the sector.

Click here to download the Guide to Occupation and Skills for the SF for Electronics.

(ii) Career Pathways

The Career Pathways show the possible options for vertical and lateral progression for advancement and growth. Two (2) tracks, (i) Technical and Engineering and (ii) Management and six (6) specialisations (i) Facilities, (ii) Equipment, (iii) Process, (iv) Quality (v) Integration and (vi) Product have been identified, which encompass 29 job roles.

Click on the following link to download the Career Pathways for the SFw for Electronics. [PDF/Word]


(iii) Skills Maps

The Skills Maps covers a total of 29 job roles, critical work functions, key tasks and skills and competencies aligned to the two tracks.

(a) View the Occupations/Job Roles under the SFw for Electronics

Click on the tracks listed below to download the Skills Map for each track.

Technical and Engineering  

Operator [PDF/Word]

Technician [PDF/Word]

  • Specialisation: Facilities

    1. Assistant Facilities Engineer [PDF/Word]

    2. Facilities Engineer [PDF/Word]

    3. Senior Facilities Engineer [PDF/Word]

  • Specialisation: Equipment

    1. Assistant Equipment Engineer [PDF/Word]

    2. Equipment Engineer [PDF/Word]

    3. Senior Equipment Engineer [PDF/Word]

  • Specialisation: Process

    1. Assistant Process Engineer [PDF/Word]

    2. Process Engineer [PDF/Word]

    3. Senior Process Engineer [PDF/Word]

  • Specialisation: Quality

    1. Assistant Quality Engineer [PDF/Word]

    2. Quality Engineer [PDF/Word]

    3. Senior Quality Engineer [PDF/Word]

  • Specialisation: Integration

    1. Assistant Integration Engineer [PDF/Word]

    2. Integration Engineer [PDF/Word]

    3. Senior Integration Engineer [PDF/Word]

  • Specialisation: Product

    1. Assistant Product Engineer [PDF/Word]

    2. Product Engineer [PDF/Word]

    3. Senior Product Engineer [PDF/Word]

Staff Engineer/Senior Staff Engineer [PDF/Word]

Principal Engineer [PDF/Word]

Fellow/Senior Fellow [PDF/Word]


  1. Production Supervisor [PDF/Word]

  2. Superintendent [PDF/Word]

  3. Senior Superintendent [PDF/Word]

  4. Manager/Senior Manager [PDF/Word]

  5. Head of Department [PDF/Word]

  6. Managing Director/General Manager/Vice-President [PDF/Word]

(iv) Skills and Competencies

The Skills and Competencies identified for each of the job roles fall under two broad classifications: (i) Technical Skills and Competencies, and (ii) Generic Skills and Competencies.

(a) View the Technical Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Electronics

Technical Skills and Competencies comprise occupation/job-specific knowledge, skills and abilities that a person needs to have to perform the various tasks.

Click here to download the Overview of Technical Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Electronics.


Automation Management

  • Automated Operation Monitoring [PDF/Word]

  • Automated System Design [PDF/Word]

  • Automation Process Control [PDF/Word]

  • Automation System Maintenance [PDF/Word]

Big Data Analytics

Business Continuity Management

  • Business Continuity Planning [PDF/Word]

  • Crisis Situations Management [PDF/Word]


Manufacturing and Operations

  • Defect Density Monitoring [PDF/Word]

  • Electrostatic Discharge Control [PDF/Word]

  • Factory System Management [PDF/Word]

  • Good Manufacturing Practices Implementation [PDF/Word]

  • Manufacturing Process Management [PDF/Word]

  • Metrology Management [PDF/Word]

  • Operation Management [PDF/Word]

  • Production Shut-down and Re-start [PDF/Word]

Networking Building

Network Technology Management

  • Internet of Things (IoT) Management [PDF/Word]

Organisational Development

People Management

Production Management

  • Production Performance Management [PDF/Word]

  • Production Planning [PDF/Word]

  • Production Resource Management [PDF/Word]

Product Development and Testing

  • Manufacturing Process Design [PDF/Word]

  • New Product Introduction [PDF/Word]

  • Product Testing [PDF/Word]

  • Research and Development [PDF/Word]

Productivity and Innovation

Quality Management

Risk Management

  • Enterprise Risk Management [PDF/Word]

  • Risk Appetite and Goals Setting [PDF/Word]

Strategy Planning and Implementation

System Integration

  • Embedded System Integration [PDF/Word]

  • Process Integration [PDF/Word]

Technology Road Mapping

  • Technology Road Mapping [PDF/Word]

Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Management

  • Emergency Management [PDF/Word]

  • Hazards and Risk Control, and Policy Management [PDF/Word]

  • Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Practices Implementation [PDF/Word]

  • Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) System Management [PDF/Word]

(b) View the Generic Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Electronics

Generic Skills and Competencies are employability/transferable skills and competencies.

Click here to download the Overview of Generic Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Electronics.

(v) Training Programmes

The Training Programmes provide information on skills acquisition that are available for new entrants and in-service personnel to acquire skills and competencies required for various job roles in the Electronics sector.

(a) View the Training Programmes for new entrants

These are programmes that equip new entrants with skills and knowledge for the specific job role in the sector at their respective entry level.

Click on the occupations below to download the Training Programmes for each job role.


(b) View the Training Programmes for in-service employees

For in-service employees who work in the Electronics sector and who aspire to take on more challenging roles at work, you can identify and enrol in the training programmes listed here to acquire the relevant skills.

These are programmes for in-service personnel to broaden or deepen specific skills and knowledge for the various job roles in the sector.

Click on the respective job roles to download the Training Programmes relevant for each job role.


(c) View the Training Programmes for Generic Skills and Competencies (GSCs)

These are programmes through which individuals can acquire the GSCs, which are transferable and can be applied across sectors. The GSCs facilitate employability by supporting individuals in acquiring relevant Technical Skills and Competencies (TSCs) for various job roles in different sectors. Please click[PDF / Wordto access the GSC training programme listing.

In-service personnel can identify the top five GSCs which are required for respective job roles by referencing the Skills Maps listed in Section (iii) (a) above before refering to the listing to identify training programmes for GSCs which are considered as critical for the job roles.


For more information on Training Programmes, please visit the respective training providers’ websites or

Skills Framework Templates



This section helps users to populate Skills Framework content into editable Microsoft Word templates.

Step 1: Select template(s)

Step 2: Select Occupation(s)/Job Role(s)

Step 3: Click HERE to Download

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    HOW you will benefit

    • Understand the intent and purpose of the Skills Framework
    • Comprehend the components of the Skills Framework
    • Enhance HR practices in the areas of talent attraction, performance and career management, learning and development through the Skills Framework
    • Adopt the Skills Framework to improve people strategy and business outcomes


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    HOW you will benefit

    • Come with ready problem statements, questions or challenges concerning applying Skills Framework in your enterprise
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