CET AcademyThe Academy
The CET Academy provides working professionals with a spectrum of quality and affordable training programmes that cover various sectors of the economy.
Formerly known as the Centre for Professional Development, the CET Academy was officially launched by the then Acting Minister for Manpower, Mr Gan Kim Yong, in October 2008. With its dedicated team of full-time trainers to champion lifelong learning, the CET Academy is well-positioned to offer a holistic suite of courses and one-stop career services for adult learners.
The part-time courses offered by CET Academy include:
• Formal Diploma Courses
Part-time Diploma in Technology and other Diploma, Specialist Diploma and Advanced Diploma programmes in various areas such as engineering, early childhood education, health and life sciences, business, and humanities
• Short Courses and Customised In-Company Training
Short courses and customised in-company training to cater to specific needs of organisations
• WSQ Courses
Courses offered under the Singapore Workforce Development Agency’s (WDA) Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) framework. The WSQ framework is the national continuing education and training system developed by WDA in collaboration with various industries such as workplace safety and health, retail and infocomm technology.
Reaching Out to the Masses
The CET Academy is recognised by the WDA as a standard bearer for adult training, and was appointed Programme Manager of the Workplace Safety and Health Programme. As such, the CET Academy plays a significant role in the Workplace Safety and Health Professional Competency framework and the Professional Conversion Programme for Workplace Safety and Health Professionals.
The WDA recognized Ngee Ann Polytechnic as a CET centre for the retail industry in March 2009 and subsequently, for the infocomm technology industry in June 2009.
To drive home the message of lifelong learning for lifelong employability, the CET Academy also participates in various events such as road shows, learning fairs and educational exhibitions.
In April 2008, for example, the CET Academy participated in the National Workplace Safety and Health Campaign organised by the Workplace Safety and Health Council, in collaboration with the Ministry of Manpower and industry partners. The 25 pioneer graduates of the Specialist Diploma in Workplace Safety and Health course received their certificates at the event.
Subsidised Course Fees
To encourage working adults to take up lifelong learning, the courses offered by the CET Academy enjoy subsidies through various funding incentives such as the WSQ Funding Package, MOE funding for Specialist Diploma and Advanced Diploma programmes, 1-Institute-2-System Funding Scheme, the Skills Development Fund and the Skills Redevelopment Programme.
Ngee Ann Polytechnic graduates also enjoy discounts when they sign up for courses conducted by the CET Academy.