Singapore-based technology services leader, NCS, has unveiled its latest initiative, the Ignite Work-Study Programme, designed to nurture local information and communication technology (ICT) talent. Targeting Institute of Technical Education (ITE) graduates, Ignite offers participants the chance to pursue further studies while gaining practical experience at NCS.

Under this programme, aspiring tech professionals will have the opportunity to undergo additional studies in collaboration with Polytechnics and ITE, ultimately leading to the attainment of a diploma. The uniqueness of Ignite lies in its integration of academic learning and on-the-job experience, enabling participants to deepen their skillsets and knowledge in a real-world setting.

NCS aims to onboard and train around 400 ITE graduates over the span of two years, supporting them in enrolling for various part-time diploma courses. These include programs in Full-stack Development at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Software Engineering at Singapore Polytechnic and Republic Polytechnic, and Cloud Management & Operations with an Infrastructure Support Specialisation at ITE East.

This venture is the latest addition to NCS’ existing array of talent development initiatives, focused on cultivating a robust pool of local ICT talent in Singapore. Notably, Ignite is accompanied by two other work-study programmes, Fusion and Nucleus, catering to Polytechnic and university graduates respectively. These initiatives are endorsed by the Infocomm Media Development Authority.

Mr Sam Liew, Managing Partner, NCS, delivers speech for SkillsFuture Work-Study Fair 2023 at Ngee Ann Polytechnic Campus

NCS has committed to covering course fees for participants, offering apprenticeship-based learning experiences, as well as regular job rotations. The company’s support extends to providing regional exposure opportunities, allowing tech talents to enhance their expertise and experience while on the job.

In a broader perspective, NCS’ trio of work-study programmes collectively anticipate creating up to 1,600 tech-related job positions and training opportunities in Singapore over the next two years. This concerted effort seeks to establish a robust local core of tech talent, while also providing diverse pathways to success for graduates across universities, Polytechnics, and ITE.

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