About the initiative
The Professional Conversion Programmes (PCPs) under the Workforce Development Agency aim to provide support for professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs) job seekers looking to make a mid-career switch.
Since the launch in 2007, more than 7,000 PMETs have taken part in the programmes, which span 11 sectors including healthcare, social services and international trade.
Four sectors, including food services, were introduced in June.
Like manager-in-training Mark Chin from Soup Restaurant, candidates are given support in re-skilling themselves to embark on a new career in a specific industry.
In June, Manpower Minister Lim Swee Sayannounced that a total of $40 million per year would be available to fund course fees and salary support through PCPsup to the middle of next year.