Career Conversion Programme for Designers

(formerly known as Professional Conversion Programme for Designers)

The CCP for Designers (Furniture & Lifestyle) aims to place local professionals, managers, executives and technicians looking to embark on a career conversion to exciting job opportunities such as Furniture Designer, Product/Industrial Designer, Interior Designer and Project Designer in the furniture and furniture-related industries. The programme supports Singapore Furniture Institute Council (SFIC)’s 2021 industry roadmap to establish Singapore as the Asian hub influencing tomorrow’s urban living. SFIC Institute Pte Ltd (SFICI) is the programme manager of the six-month CCP which comprises classroom trainings and structured On-the-Job Training (OJT). 

Target trainees

  • New hires (SC/PR) in design-related roles in the furniture/furnishings sector, or related industries (Architectural/Interior Design Firms / Renovation Contractors / Design Studios etc). Eligible new hires to commence programme within first 3 months of employment.
  • New hires should be offered a design-related job which is different from their previous employment (such as Furniture Designer, Product Designer, Interior Designer, Sales Designer etc)

Successful applicants to undergo 28.5 days of training and On-The-Job training, to be completed over 6 months.

Up to $36,000 salary support per eligible staff, and up to 90% course fee support are offered.

Enquiry (For Companies)
The Programme is open to all company-sponsored applicants who meet the following General Eligibility Criteria:
  • Be a Singapore Citizen (SC) or Permanent Resident (PR) aged 21 years and above;
  • New hires must have graduated or completed NS, whichever is later, at least two years at the point of application;
  • Must be a newly hired PMET (i.e. not more than three (3) months from date of employment), and nominated by an eligible company for the CCP;
  • At least two years working experience in a PMET job role but do not possess prior experience and skills in the same industry or related job roles;
  • Must not be a shareholder of the participating company, or its related companies;
  • Must not be related to the owner(s) of the participating company; and
  • Must not be immediate ex-staff of participating company or its related companies.
  • Registered or incorporated in Singapore with a valid Unique Entity Number (UEN) with Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA);
  • Offer a full-time PMET position related to job role which the CCP is for, with a minimum fixed monthly salary of $2,500 or more, and at least a 12-month employment contract;
  • Ensure that new hires are not:
    – A shareholder of the CCP company, or its related companies;
    – Related to the owner(s) of the company; and
    – Immediate ex-staff of the company or its related companies.
  • Must put in place structured on-the-job training for the candidate; and
  • Commit to CCP training arrangements for the trainee

Selected applicants will undergo screening, interview and shortlisting process as determined by the hiring employer.

Employers must commit to working with WSG and the appointed programme manager on necessary administrative matters related to the CCP.

Selected applicants will undergo screening, interview and shortlisting process as determined by the hiring employer

Employers must commit to working with WSG and the appointed programme manager on necessary administrative matters related to the CCP.

Funding support

WSG’s Funding to EmployersStandard RateEnhanced Rate
Course Fee GrantUp to 70% course fee fundingUp to 90% course fee funding for selected modules*

20% course fee top-up is funded by SkillsFuture Singapore for SME-sponsored SCs/PRs trainees under the Enhanced Training Support for SME or mature SC trainees aged 40 year and above under the Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy.

Subject to SSG’s assessment; SSG’s terms and conditions apply.

*Selected modules include Prepare New Design, Implement Design Thinking and Demonstrate Knowledge of Production.
Salary SupportUp to 70% of monthly salary for CCP training duration (capped at $4,000 per month)Up to 90% of monthly salary for CCP training duration (capped at $6,000 per month)

For SC trainees who are unemployed and actively seeking employment for six months or more, and/or SC trainees aged 40 years and above in the year of commencement of the CCP.