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General Manufacturing: PCP for Manufacturing Professional
Reskill your competencies to take on new jobs
What is it?

The Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) for Manufacturing Professional is a career conversion programme targeted at Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs), including mid-career switchers, to undergo skills conversion and move into new manufacturing and technical-related job roles within the manufacturing sector.

Administered by the Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF), the PCP operates under the Place-and-Train mode in which the participating companies will employ the trainees before commencing the PCP. The three-month PCP includes facilitated classroom training by SMF-Centre for Corporate Learning (SMF-CCL), and structured On-the-Job Training (OJT) by the employers.

For more information about the PCP for Manufacturing Professional, click here.

Who can apply?


Candidates who are mid-career new hires must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident;
  • Minimum 21 years old;
  • Graduated or completed National Service, whichever is later, for at least 2 years;
  • No bond obligation with any organisation;
  • Must be newly hired PMETs, within the last three months, and nominated by an eligible company prior to enrolment into the PCP; and
  • Must not be in a similar job role in the same industry prior to joining the PCP.

How does it work?



Full-Time / Part-Time

Full Time

Duration Of Programme

3 months, comprising classroom training, productivity implementation plan and structured On-the-Job training (OJT)

Training Schedule:

No fixed training schedule; class commencement is based on aggregated sign-ups by companies.  Please contact SMF directly for more information.

Class Size:






Funding to Employers by WSG

Standard Rate

Enhanced Rate

Salary Support

Up to 70% of monthly salary

(capped at $4,000 per month)

Up to 90% of monthly salary


(capped at $6,000 per month)

For Long-term Unemployed^ Singapore Citizen (SC) trainees or mature SC Trainees aged 40 and above

Course Fee Subsidy

Up to 70% course fee funding*

Up to 90% course fee funding*

For SC/Permanent Resident (PR) trainees sponsored by SMEs or mature SC trainees aged 40 and above

*Funding caps may apply

^Defined as being unemployed and actively seeking employment for six months or more. 




Contact Details

Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF)

2985 Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 159457

Contact No.: 68263100