Info-communications technology (ICT) is a key enabler in every industry in Singapore and the demand for ICT professionals is increasing every year. In order to meet this need and equip professionals for the fast-growing digital economy, DigiPen (Singapore) offers the Continuing Education Attach-and-Train (AnT) Programme and Technology in Finance Immersion Programme (TFIP) as an extension of its undergraduate degree programs. DigiPen (Singapore) offered its first AnT Programme in 2018, and all graduated trainees found full-time employment upon completion. TFIP will launch in October 2020.
The AnT Programme is a manpower development initiative supported by Workforce Singapore under their Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) that aims to re-skill Singapore citizen or Singapore permanent resident professionals, managers, executives, and technicians (PMETs) for the ICT sector. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your skills or make a career switch, these programs will help you find your place in Singapore’s Smart Nation blueprint.
The AnT Programme is uniquely crafted by DigiPen (Singapore) in consultation with various Partnering Companies. Trainees have the potential to be offered full-time employment with these Partnering Companies upon successful completion of the program.
DigiPen (Singapore) works closely with these companies to identify potential trainees for the program upfront. Each applicant will be evaluated based on their academic potential to pass the classroom training and their employability in the companies.
During the application process, applicants will be invited to complete an online technical assessment by DigiPen (Singapore), which will forward the assessments to all Partnering Companies. Each company will further review and shortlist the applicants for a job interview. Partnering Companies will then select their desired applicants as their trainees. The whole process will take about a month.
Current Continuing Education Programs
In a digitally-powered society, cybercrime is more prevalent than ever. Equip yourself with the necessary skills to develop tools that can detect system vulnerabilities and deter threats. You will learn about data protection technologies and how to implement them in order to prevent future attacks.
As an embedded software developer, you will learn to appreciate both the hardware and software side of technology by exploring microcontrollers and real-time operating systems. This makes you a valuable asset in an Internet of Things (IoT)-driven world.
As a developer working in the finance sector, you will build, test, deploy and maintain tools and algorithms for leading financial institutions. DigiPen (Singapore) will provide you with a robust background in AI development that will serve you in many different professional settings.
For additional information, please refer to the Continuing Education Frequently Asked Questions page.