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Apply for IMDA’s Tech Immersion and Placement Programme (TIPP) Subsidy

General Assembly
October 19, 2022

It is a common misconception that investing in a career change is an expensive choice. As a result, many people may be afraid to make the move even when they have a burning desire to transition into a more fulfilling career.

Career change for Singaporeans could be a daunting prospect, especially for those wishing to enter the ever-changing and competitive tech space. However, once you decide to take that step, you’ll find that it’s completely possible.

In its movement towards becoming a smart nation, Singapore is seeing a huge increase in demand for tech talent in areas like cybersecurity, data science and software development. It is reported that there has been a 30.5% job ad increase in the computer and IT fields in Singapore and that 50% of workers will need reskilling by 2050. As such, General Assembly strives to offer financial support for our Singaporean students through subsidies under Infocomm Media Development Authority’s TIPP.

So, if your goal is to seek new career opportunities, transition into a tech role or secure a position at a tech company in Singapore, then you have come to the right place.

Read on to learn more about the subsidy so you can kickstart your career change today.

Equipping Singaporeans With Digital Skills for Tech Jobs

With the increasing demand for tech employees, IMDA plays a vital role in ensuring that the Singaporean workforce is equipped with the most relevant and up-to-date digital skills. To meet this demand, IMDA has prioritized the provision of assistance in the upskilling and reskilling of Singaporeans and Permanent Residents (PRs).

If you are seeking a meaningful career in tech, then you should definitely leverage the opportunities that TIPP has to offer.

What is the TIPP subsidy and what are the benefits?

The TIPP subsidy is geared towards supporting non-tech professionals looking to pursue a tech career.

TIPP hopes to bring a holistic learning experience for individuals. Besides classroom learning, training courses under the TIPP offer the following benefits:

  • Mentorship & coaching programmes
  • Participation in hands-on projects
  • Creation of an impressive tech portfolio
  • Network of industry experts from respective tech fields such as web development, software and app development, user experience and data analytics

General Assembly’s courses under the TIPP subsidy

In alignment with IMDA’s vision, General Assembly strives to offer affordable and high-quality training for Singaporeans. Our Immersive courses for Software Engineering, Data Science, Digital Marketing and UX Design are all covered under the TIPP.

These Immersives are built and taught by industry experts with a wealth of real world experience. In addition, students at GA have access to a career coach who will offer guidance and advice throughout their  journey at GA and beyond – ensuring that students have all the support they need to secure their dream roles in tech upon graduation.

Here is more information about the courses we offer:

Important note: The subsidies are applicable only for Singaporeans or Permanent Residents (PRs) and all applicants are required to go through a pre-admission screening and interview process to determine eligibility towards enrolment and subsidy requirements.

Software Engineering Immersive

In either the full-time (3 month) or flex format (6 month), meet the global demand for technical problem-solvers by developing your coding skills to create full-stack web applications across multiple frameworks, incorporating functionality from third-party APIs, executing software engineering projects in an Agile development workflow, and more.

How the subsidy works:

  • For Singaporeans/PRs under 40
    • Course fees:  SGD 14,650
    • Student pays GA (before GST): SGD 5,550
    • Subsidy: SGD 9,100
  • Singaporeans/PRs40 and above
    • Course fees:  SGD 14,650
    • Student pays GA (before GST): SGD 2,950
    • Subsidy: SGD 11,700

Data Science Immersive

In either the full-time (3 month) or flex format (6 month), harness the power of data science by developing your skills in predictive modeling, pattern recognition, data visualization, wrangling massive data sets, forecasting trends, and informing strategy across diverse industries like public policy, robotics, and FinTech.

How the subsidy works:

  • For Singaporeans/PRs under 40
    • Course fees:  SGD 14,650
    • Student pays GA (before GST): SGD 5,550
    • Subsidy: SGD 9,100
  • Singaporeans/PRs40 and above
    • Course fees:  SGD 14,650
    • Student pays GA (before GST): SGD 2,950
    • Subsidy: SGD 11,700

User Experience Design Immersive 

Distinguish yourself as a professional UX designer within 3 months (full-time) or 6 months (flex) by compiling a portfolio to showcase solo, group, and client projects to employers based on UI design and Agile methodologies.

How the subsidy works:

  • For Singaporeans/PRs under 40
    • Course fees:  SGD 14,650
    • Student pays GA (before GST): SGD 5,550
    • Subsidy: SGD 9,100
  • Singaporeans/PRs40 and above
    • Course fees:  SGD 14,650
    • Student pays GA (before GST): SGD 2,950
    • Subsidy: SGD 11,700

Digital Marketing Immersive 

In 10 weeks, distinguish yourself as a digital marketer, compiling a portfolio of data-driven campaign strategies and real-world client work. Gain  the  tools  to  execute  on  creative  and  strategic  thinking  and develop  customer-first  marketing  strategies  that  drive  business  results across industries and organisations.

How the subsidy works:

  • For Singaporeans/PRs under 40
    • Course fees:  SGD 13,650
    • Student pays GA (before GST): SGD 4,550
    • Subsidy: SGD 9,100
  • Singaporeans/PRs40 and above
    • Course fees:  SGD 13,650
    • Student pays GA (before GST): SGD 1,950
    • Subsidy: SGD 11,700

Ready to start your tech career? 

Now that you know all about the TIPP subsidy, don’t let cost be what stops you from pursuing your dream career. The benefits of upskilling and reskilling far outweigh the costs.

If you wish to find out more about IMDA or the TIPP subsidy, you may visit the IMDA TIPP page here. For more information about General Assembly’s courses, please visit our course listings here.

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