SAP, SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) and Temasek Polytechnic (TP) have launched three new courses under the SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme.

Part of the SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package to upskill and reskill mid-career jobseekers for jobs in growth industries, the collaboration aims to boost the employability of 510 mid-career professionals by equipping them with skillsets and industry case study experiences to prepare them to re-enter the workforce.

The new courses under the SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme are part of SAP’s latest efforts to help reskill and upskill Singapore’s workforce, and are now open for registration. They will run in batches from January 2021.

In a joint release, SAP, SSG and TP said the new courses are designed to meet the growing demand for critical skills in data-led financial insights, predictive forecasting and digital capabilities, as companies "look to redefine their business strategy for long-term growth."

It will also optimise the learning experience and skills development for enrolled participants. Trainees will undergo a seven-month curriculum that blends interactive classroom-based coursework developed by SAP and TP, along with vocational training and industry case studies with up to 50 of SAP’s local customers and industry partners – including Alpha ORI, NCS, Panasonic, SATS, Serial System, Syniti and T-Systems who will each take in a small number of trainees for on-the-job training.

Trainees will also benefit from ongoing evaluation and coaching from SAP and its partners while undergoing industry case studies.

The three courses include:

  • Financial Accounting, which will focus on deriving real-time intelligence and insights on a company’s financial performance to stakeholders, given the fluidity of the current business climate amidst COVID-19. Participants will learn how to use and automate a broad range of basic to advanced accounting functions using SAP S/4HANA1, such as financial closing, asset and profit centre accounting, cash management.

    Potential job roles include Application Consultant, Functional Consultant, Business Analyst, Business Process Architect.

  • Management Accounting , which will focus on data-led financial insights and forecasts about business operations, enabling managers to make short and long-term decisions for the business to pursue its strategy and transformation amidst COVID-19. Participants will learn how to draw intelligent insights, financial reporting, cost centre and internal order accounting product cost planning, profitability analysis.

    Potential job roles include Application Consultant, Functional Consultant, Business Analyst, Business Process Architect.

  • Data Science & Predictive Analytics. This course will focus on the use of deep analysis of large sets of data, using statistical analysis and predictive modelling to determine future consequences for businesses as they shift business models and operations amidst COVID-19. Participants will learn how to use automated analytic capabilities to develop predictive models within a data science project context using SAP S/4HANA.

    Potential job roles include Data Scientist, Data Analyst, Developer, Technology Consultant, Business Analyst.

Eligible trainees will receive a monthly training allowance of S$1,500 and can use their SkillsFuture Credit to defray the nett fee payable for the programme. Upon completion, they will also receive industry certification and job placement opportunities with SAP’s partners.

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