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SGUP - Company Training
for Robotics & Automation

OVERVIEW

As the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies increases globally, demand for Robotics & Automation talent will continue to grow. Robotics Automation Centre of Excellence (RACE), an independent training academy powered by PBA Robotics offers the 6-month SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme – Company Training (SCT) for R&A, a training programme that equips you with skills to be future-ready for a career in Robotics & Automation.

Created for Singapore Citizens and PRs, SCT is a full-time training programme conducted in a modular format. The course fees have been heavily subsidised and trainees will receive a monthly allowance of $1,500. Trainees will also receive career advisory and employment assistance in their search for relevant jobs that will utilise their newly acquired skills.

How Does it work

Administered by RACE, applicants shortlisted will undergo rigorous training comprising three months of facilitated classroom sessions conducted by RACE’s qualified trainers. Trainees will adopt a hands-on learning approach with training and curriculum designed based on real-world project experiences of our partners.

Why join RACE’s SCT programme?

You will go through 6 months of vocational training in Robotics & Automation, and receive a monthly training allowance of S$1,500. Training costs $500 after subsidy, payable in SkillsFuture Credit.

Industrial Training Content

Structured by industry experts to provide relevant skills and industry insights on best practices.

Extensive Industry Exposure

Work on projects supported by a wide repertoire of robots to equip our students with relevant hands-on experience for the industry.

Career Coaching & Job Placement

RACE will provide you with career coaching and job placement facilitation services.

Programme structure

The total programme duration is six months, with 3 months of training held at RACE Academy and 3 months of hands-on practice on commercial R&D Projects. There are 4 tracks that trainees may choose from: 

The brains of Robotics and Automation. Software development enables solution owners to optimise and repeat desired tasks of a system. In this track, technologists learn relevant robotic software languages.

Modules:

  • Core Programming Skills
  • Analytical Programming Skills
  • Embedded Programming Skills
  • Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Foundations
  • Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Associate

Career Paths:

  • RPA Developer
  • Automation Software Engineer
  • Data Analyst
Earlier batches: 25 Jan 2021 – 23 Jul 2021, 7 Sep 2020 – 5 Mar 2021, 15 Mar 2021 – 14 Sep 2021
 

As announced during Budget 2021, the programme will be extended till 31 March 2022. Register your interest to be updated of future batches. 

The brains of Autonomous Mobile Robotics. Software development enables solution owners to optimise and repeat desired tasks of a system. In this track, technologists learn relevant robotic software languages.

Modules:

  • Core Programming Skills
  • Analytical Programming Skills
  • Embedded Programming Skills
  • Robot Operating System (ROS)
  • Autonomous Mobile Robotics 

Career Paths:

  • AMR Engineer
  • Embedded Systems Developer
  • Mechatronics Programmer
Earlier batches: 14 Dec 2020 – 14 Jun 2021
 
As announced during Budget 2021, the programme will be extended till 31 March 2022. Register your interest to be updated of future batches.

This track grooms designers for industry 4.0 careers by holistically touching on 2D and 3D design tools for fashioning modular, plug-&-play and user-centric robotic and automation solutions.

Modules:

  • Mechanical Component Technologies
  • Electrical Motor Technologies
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Visual Components Simulation
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Programmable Logic Controllers 

Career Paths:

  • Product Designer
  • Simulation Engineer
  • Application Engineer
Earlier batches: 1 Feb 2021 – 30 Jul 2021, 14 Sep 2020 – 12 Mar 2021, 22 Mar 2021 – 21 Sep 2021

As announced during Budget 2021, the programme will be extended till 31 March 2022. Register your interest to be updated of future batches. 

This track grooms Robotics engineers for industry 4.0 careers by holistically touching on 2D and 3D design tools for fashioning modular, plug-&-play and user-centric robotic and automation solutions. 

Modules:

  • Mechanical Component Technologies
  • Electrical Motor Technologies
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Programmable Logic Controllers 
  • Collaborative & Industrial Robot Technology
  • End-effectors and Peripheral Robot Technology

Career Paths:

  • Controls Engineer
  • Embedded Systems Developer
  • Automation Engineer
Earlier batches: 7 Dec 2020 – 7 Jun 2021
 
As announced during Budget 2021, the programme will be extended till 31 March 2022. Register your interest to be updated of future batches. 

RACE to the future with us! 

Kick-start a career in Robotics & Automation with RACE SGUP – Company Training! Sign up now and join our free webinar session to claim your spot in the programme.

As announced during Budget 2021, the programme will be extended till 2022. Register your interest below to be updated of future batches.

TRACKS 

RPA & Software

Gain insights in Software Automation and programming skills setting up for a fulfilling career as an RPA associate or automation software engineer
 
Modules: 
  • Core Programming Fundamentals: Learn the foundations of programming in python and C.
  • Data Visualisation and Foundation Machine Learning: Learn to use Excel as well as Python scripting for data visualisation and data analytics.
  • Foundation VB / VBA: Build up your capability in VB / VBA to prepare for RPA
  • Robotic Process Automation: Learn to automate tasks by integrating different applications using the UiPath Studio & Orchestrator.
  • Workplace soft skills: Learn to navigate the work environment, work well with others, perform well and achieve goals to complement hard skills.

Career Paths: RPA Associate, Automation Software Engineering Role, Data Analysis Role

AMR Technology

Gain insights on Industry 4.0 and the use of Robotics and Automation in today’s industrial landscape. Learners will be exposed to Autonomous Mobile Robot Technology as well as its applications.

Modules: 

  • Core Programming Fundamentals: Learn the foundations of programming in python and C.
  • Data Visualisation and Foundation Machine Learning: Learn to use Excel as well as Python scripting for data visualisation and data analytics.
  • Programmable Logic Controllers & Collaborative Robots: Learn in depth about PLC systems as well as PLC programming.
  • Embedded Programming Foundation: Learn advanced applications of C in Arduino.
    Robotic Operating System: Learn about nodes, topics, publishers and subscribers, with hands-on practice with Cobot arms.
  • Autonomous Mobile Robots: Learn design concepts, AMR use cases, warehouse automation and its applications.
  • Workplace soft skills: Learn to navigate the work environment, work well with others, perform well and achieve goals to complement hard skills.

Career Paths: AMR Engineer, Embedded Systems Developer, Mechatronics Programmer, Field Application Engineer, Field Service Engineer

Testimonials

"The programme prepared me for the mental rigor of learning programming topics and the environment was conducive for learning with helpful classmates and tutors. I really enjoyed learning python and UiPath, a Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software. This has helped me to perform a career switch into technology and take on new responsibilities."
Hasbi Shazali

Currently a Field Service Engineer Apprentice in his 30s doing Data and Cloud Servers, Pivoted from Sales in Hospitality and Finance
"New technologies and digital tools make learning easy, safe and systematic. If you are determined enough, you will get what you want. Age shouldn’t be a consideration. Leverage the available resources and upskill. I hope to benefit others with my knowledge, certain things cannot be learnt from textbooks."
Tng Thian Soon

Currently a Senior Engineer in his 60s with more than 40 years of experience in Mechanical Engineering.

Frequently Asked Questions

Talents:

  • Talents with passion and aptitude to contribute in a role relating to Robotics and Automation (R&A).
  • Government subsidies only apply to Singapore mid-careerists. Full course fees apply to foreign applicants and applicants with less than 2 years experience since graduation from school and/or exit from NS without furthering Professional Education & Training studies.
  • Must be unemployed on the programme start date.
  • Able to commit three months to undergo training with RACE Academy, and another 3 months of hands-on practice on commercial R&D Projects
  • Due to the hands-on nature of this programme, trainees must achieve regular attendance – graduation certificates and monthly allowance payouts are tied to attendance.
  • Candidates should preferably possess a Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma with relevant qualifications and work experience. Candidates without such experience and qualifications but with strong entrepreneurial instinct and aptitude for agile hands-on engineering will also be favourably considered. We also welcome candidates with aptitude for related roles like technical sales/recruitment, R&A training, and process consultancy.
  • If you do not possess relevant qualification in a technical field of study or past experience in a technical line, please highlight in your application why we should consider you.
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