Skills Framework for Precision Engineering

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What Is it?

The Skills Framework (SFw) for Precision Engineering (PE) is an integral component of the PE Industry Manpower Plan and aims to enable skills mastery in the PE industry. Jointly developed by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), Workforce Singapore (WSG), the Economic Development Board (EDB) and SPRING Singapore, the framework will be a guide for individuals, employers and training providers, and serve as a common reference to identify key skills and competencies in emerging areas such as additive manufacturing, laser and optics and robotics and automation.

Who Is It For?

Individuals who wish to join or progress within the Precision Engineering industry, and would like to assess their career interest, identify relevant training programmes to upgrade their skills and prepare for their desired jobs.

Employers who would like to recognise these skills and invest in training their employees for career development and skills upgrading.

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

How Does It Work?

The Skills Framework (SFw) for PE contains information on employment, career pathways, occupations, job roles, skills and competencies and training programmes.


(i) Sector Information

This section provides information on the Skills Framework for PE, including information on trends and employment opportunities in the industry.

Click here to download the Guide on Occupation and Skills for the Skills Framework for PE.


(ii) Career Pathways

The Career Pathways show the possible options for vertical and lateral progression for advancement and growth. Two pathways, (i) Technical and Engineering, and (ii) Management, which encompass 13 key occupations, have been identified.

Click to download the Career Pathways for the PE industry. [PDF/Word]


(iii) Skills Map

The Skills Map covers a total of 448 skills and their descriptions, and is aligned to the two tracks (‘Technical and Engineering’ and ‘Management’). It provides information such as occupation descriptions and skills.


(a) View the Tracks under the SFw for PE

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


(b) View the Occupations under the SFw for PE

Click on the respective occupations in the designated track to download the Skills Standards. Skills Standards articulate the elaborated content of all the skills required for each occupation.

Technical and Engineering

  • Machinist/Technician [PDF/Word]

  • Senior Machinist/Technician [PDF/Word]

  • Process Specialist/Shift Leader/Group Leader/Team Leader [PDF/Word]

  • Master Craftsman [PDF/Word]

  • Assistant/Associate Engineer [PDF/Word]

  • Engineer [PDF/Word]

  • Senior Engineer [PDF/Word]

  • Chief Engineer [PDF/Word]

Management

  • Production Supervisor [PDF/Word]

  • Assistant Manufacturing Manager/Section Manager [PDF/Word]

  • Manager (Manufacturing/Operations/ Production) [PDF/Word]

  • Plant Manager [PDF/Word]

  • Chief Executive Officer/ Chief Operating Officer/Chief Technology Officer/Managing Director/General Manager/Vice-President [PDF/Word]


(iv) 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 occupations in the PE sector.


(a) View the Training Programmes for aspiring talents

If you are keen on turning brilliant ideas into leading edge technologies that we use in our everyday lives, or have an interest in advanced manufacturing technology – from robotic arms that put together the most sought-after sports cars, mobile devices and high-powered lasers to building 3D printers that ‘print’ skin tissue and aerospace components – you can identify and enroll in the training programmes listed below to acquire relevant skills for the occupations in the following tracks.

  • Technical and Engineering [PDF/Word]

  • Management [none available at this moment]


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

In-service PE employees, who aspire to take on more challenging roles, can identify and enrol in these training programmes to acquire relevant skills. Click on the respective occupations in the designated track to download the Training Programmes relevant to each occupation.

Technical and Engineering

  • Machinist/Technician [PDF/Word]

  • Senior Machinist/Technician [PDF/Word]

  • Process Specialist/Shift Leader/Group Leader/Team Leader [PDF/Word]

  • Master Craftsman [PDF/Word]

  • Assistant/Associate Engineer [PDF/Word]

  • Engineer [PDF/Word]

  • Senior Engineer [PDF/Word]

  • Chief Engineer [PDF/Word]

Management

  • Production Supervisor [PDF/Word]

  • Assistant Manufacturing Manager/Section Manager [PDF/Word]

  • Manager (Manufacturing/Operations/ Production) [PDF/Word]

  • Plant Manager [PDF/Word]

  • Chief Executive Officer/ Chief Operating Officer/Chief Technology Officer/Managing Director/General Manager/Vice-President [PDF/Word]


(c)  Click here to download the Industry Transformation Skills Guide for Training Providers for training partners.

 

(d) 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 http://www.skillsfuture.sg/credit.