Join a SkillsFuture Queen Bee network to receive skills advice and support

The SkillsFuture Queen Bees (SFQBs) are industry leaders who take on a leading role to champion skills development in organisations, particularly for the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). As SFQBs, they provide skills advisory and support to guide organisations in identifying and acquiring the skills needed for business transformation.


How you can benefit:

  • Receive support from a skills manager who will work with you to understand your skills needs and introduce relevant training programmes to meet your needs
  • Receive guidance on relevant jobs and skills resources and government schemes that support your skills development plan
  • Be part of a skills support network to share common skills issues and learn from other peer companies in the network to avoid common pitfalls and strengthen your implementation

Subsidies and funding:

  • There is no cost to join a SkillsFuture Queen Bee network. The prevailing subsidies and funding will apply when companies take up the jobs and skills initiatives mapped out in the skills development plan

How to start:

  • Select a suitable SFQB network from the list below
  • Contact a Skills Manager to start your skills development journey

Join a SFQB network to take advantage of the support ecosystem for your organisation skills development efforts.

Hear from others who have benefitted from a SFQB network here.


List of SkillsFuture Queen Bees

  1. Bosch Rexroth Regional Training Centre
  2. Boston Consulting Group
  3. CapitaLand Investment Limited
  4. DBS Bank
  5. Grab
  6. HP Singapore
  7. Johnson Controls
  8. Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital
  9. Microsoft
  10. OMRON Electronics
  11. Prudential Singapore
  12. SAP
  13. Sheng Siong
  14. Siemens
  15. Singtel Cyber Security Institute
  16. SMRT Corporation Limited


Bosch Rexroth Regional Training Centre


Supported by SSG, Singapore Polytechnic (SP) and JTC, the Bosch Rexroth Regional Training Centre was set up in 2020 to anchor technology, skills, and talent development of advanced manufacturing companies in the Jurong Innovation District and beyond.


As a SkillsFuture Queen Bee, Bosch Rexroth is offering its expertise for interested companies:

  • To test proof-of-concepts in advanced manufacturing technologies and train Industry 4.0 specialists who will be certified by the Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (SGC)


How you can benefit:

  • Realise new opportunities for new business models by implementing Industry 4.0
  • Understand the system topology, Industry 4.0 applications and practical implementation examples from different production areas, and transfer these examples into own production
  • Understand data security in the implementation of Industry 4.0
  • Gain insight into future working methods in the digital world


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Boston Consulting Group


Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management consultancy that partners leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities. BCG helps clients with total transformation—driving complex change, enabling organizations to grow, building competitive advantage, and driving bottom-line impact.


As a SkillsFuture Queen Bee, BCG is offering RISE for Business, which is a programme designed to enable businesses to identify and act upon new digital opportunities by building high-demand business and digital skills. RISE leverages BCG’s industry experts to supercharge your company’s digitalization efforts through impactful learning and application in solving problem statements.


How you can benefit:

  • Solve your company’s concrete digital problems and capture new digital opportunities through application-based curriculum
  • Achieve tangible impact to your business in revenue, cost and productivity from the programme
  • Receive guidance, coaching, and post-programme support from BCG experts and practitioners
  • Build high quality T-shaped biz-tech skills profile for your employees and boost your company’s capabilities


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CapitaLand Investment Limited


Headquartered and listed in Singapore, CapitaLand Investment Limited is a leading global real estate investment manager with a strong Asia foothold. Its diversified real estate asset classes cover integrated developments, retail, office, lodging, business parks, industrial, logistics and data centres. It is Singapore’s largest mall operator with an industry-leading network of retail partners.


As a SkillsFuture Queen Bee, CapitaLand Investment will provide skills advisory to its retail tenant partners to help them transform and level up to be ready for the future of retail.


How you can benefit:

  • Learn to apply retail marketing strategies and tactics on the online and offline fronts to attract and retain customers.
  • Learn to manage order fulfilment, returns processing, product inventories; and to use data in an efficient and secured manner to improve sales performance.


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DBS Bank


DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia with a presence in 18 markets. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, DBS provides a full range of services in consumer, SME and corporate banking.


As a SkillsFuture Queen Bee, DBS invites SMEs from all sectors to sign up for the DBS’ SME Skills Booster Programme to access skills advisory and training in the areas of sustainability, cyber wellness, digitalisation and transformation, banking and finance.


How you can benefit:

  • Kickstart your sustainability or digitalisation journey with guidance from DBS experts and accredited training providers
  • Create a culture of learning and innovation for your company
  • Gain complimentary enrolment into DBS masterclasses and training programmes through the DBS BusinessClass Academy


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Grab


Grab is a leading multi-service SuperApp platform provider with the mission to drive Southeast Asia forward by creating economic empowerment for everyone.


As a SkillsFuture Queen Bee, Grab works with merchant partners to develop skill capabilities for sustainable business growth and digitalisation. SMEs in the Food Services sector are invited to join the programme.


How you can benefit:

  • Acquire the knowledge and skills to adapt to digitalisation and improve customer satisfaction
  • Learn the strategies to manage, attract and retain your talent pool.
  • Learn innovative ways of F&B supply and logistics management to respond to market demand in a cost-effective manner.
  • Realise new business opportunities through digital marketing methodologies in branding, communication, and promotions.
  • Receive support from Skills Managers to help you develop and implement your skills roadmap to grow your businesses.


Courses curated by Grab (updated periodically):


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HP Singapore


HP was appointed as a SkillsFuture Queen Bee to level up sustainable manufacturing and procurement capabilities in the manufacturing industry.


As a SkillsFuture Queen Bee, HP has partnered the Singapore Institute of Management Group Limited (SIM) to deliver a programme covering 15 courses, while also provide mentoring to manufacturing companies as they develop Proof-of-Concepts for business transformation.


Interested companies may enrol their employees for the courses across 4 tracks to suit their needs:

  • Engineering – This track focuses on product design and sustainability. It covers design thinking in manufacturing, and guidance on designing customer-centric sustainable products.
  • Sourcing – This track focuses on materials selection and ethical sourcing, primarily covering the environmental, social and governance pillars of sustainability, green process design and sustainability design.
  • Production – This track focuses on enabling companies to develop factories of the future. Companies will learn about manufacturing and sustainability, green building, and facilities management, along with ESG and carbon footprint management.
  • Aftermarket – This track focuses on creating a circular economy. It covers the process of green design and sustainability design, business acumen and leadership to help companies achieve manufacturing success, implement change and transformation for SMART manufacturing and sustainability.

How you can benefit:

  • Build up a range of hard and soft skills to manage critical challenges and needs in manufacturing, from sustainable product design, ethical sourcing, green building, to facilities management, systems thinking and problem solving.


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Johnson Controls


Johnson Controls is the global solutions leader for smart, healthy, and sustainable buildings.


As a SkillsFuture Queen Bee, it will support companies in the Built Environment sector to develop digital capabilities to transform their businesses and kickstart their sustainability journeys.


How you can benefit:

  • Understand the fundamentals of digital transformation and decarbonisation.
  • Review existing technology capabilities, discover gaps, and map out a plan to align with your company’s goals and aspirations.
  • Design and implement digital solutions to achieve energy efficiency in building management.


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Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital


Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital is a leading community care organisation operating a nursing home, a rehabilitation centre, a traditional Chinese medicine centre, three community care centres, a community training institute and offering home care services.


As the first SkillsFuture Queen Bee for Community Care, KWSH drives innovation and skills demand through enterprise transformation to enhance care standards in the sector. Companies in the healthcare and community care sector are welcome to join the programme.


How you can benefit:

  • Develop capabilities through skills-based training programmes in the areas of Lean & Innovation, Digital Thinking & Transformation, Change Management
  • Pilot solutions for technology, innovation, process improvement and workplace learning through Technology and Process Innovation Mentorships


How to start:


Microsoft


Microsoft is a leading global technology company committed to enabling future-ready skills and talent for the digital economy.


As a SkillsFuture Queen Bee, Microsoft helps companies enhance their workplace learning practices and provides skills advisory to enable companies to build up their skills capabilities. SMEs from all sectors are welcome to join the programme.


How you can benefit:

  • Learn talent attraction and retention strategies to build and strengthen workplace learning culture
  • Equip your workforce with critical and industry-relevant skills


Courses curated by Microsoft (updated periodically):


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OMRON Electronics


As a global leader in the field of automation, OMRON’s business fields cover a broad spectrum, ranging from industrial automation and electronic components.


As a SkillsFuture Queen Bee, OMRON has collaborated with Temasek Polytechnic, and set up a Queen Bee Facility Lab where companies can utilise OMRON’s technology to embark on multidisciplinary experiential skills training and project collaborations, to gain confidence before deploying the equipment in their factory shopfloor.


OMRON provides skill advisory and support to guide companies in business transformation and workforce upskilling. It also helps companies through Proof-of-Concept (POC) case studies to further enhance their factory plant systems to their end-clients.


How you can benefit:

  • Develop capabilities in advanced automation and robotics, specializing in Operational Technology
  • Pilot solutions for technology, innovation, and process improvement through POC projects
  • Joint industrial courses leveraging leading technologies in a ‘LIVE’ Smart Factory through i-Automation concepts
  • Direct engagement with technology providers for project execution through POCs
  • Embark on a wide variety of short CET courses to reskill and upskill existing workforce to be Industry 4.0-ready


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Prudential Singapore


Prudential Singapore is one of the leading life insurance companies in Singapore.


As a SkillsFuture Queen Bee, Prudential has developed the SME Skills Accelerator Programme, which aims to equip companies with the skills and resources to grow and innovate their business and upskill employees to aid their career progression and improve employee retention. All SMEs are welcome to join the programme.


How you can benefit:

  • Gain skills in design thinking and innovation
  • Kickstart digitalisation
  • Build a workplace learning culture


Courses curated by Prudential (updated periodically):


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SAP


SAP is one of the world’s leading producers of software for the management of business processes, developing solutions that facilitate effective data processing and information flow across organisations.


As a SkillsFuture Queen Bee, SAP is offering a suite of high-impact courses to help equip companies and their workforce with relevant skills for technical roles which are in demand and attain industry-recognized qualifications.


How you can benefit:

  • Gain a competitive edge by building SAP software skills in your workplace
  • Improve business outcomes and key value drivers through SAP training.


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Sheng Siong


Founded in 1985, Sheng Siong is an established household brand in Singapore and one of the largest retailers with over 60 supermarkets.


As a SkillsFuture Queen Bee, Sheng Siong supports companies to build up capabilities to accelerate digitalisation. SMEs from the retail, food manufacturing and logistics sectors are welcome to join the programme.


How you can benefit:

  • Learn from Sheng Siong’s best practices to simplify processes and automation through digitalisation.
  • Gain skills to support business growth and transformation


Courses curated by Sheng Siong (updated periodically):


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Siemens


As a leader in industrial transformation and Industry 4.0, Siemens provides training for the industrial sector to help companies and individuals master skills in advanced manufacturing.


As a SkillsFuture Queen Bee, Siemens has customised courses in the following categories - Industry 4.0 Foundation, Additive Manufacturing (Design Operations and EHS), Green Technology, and Advanced Manufacturing (Automation, IIoT, Digital Twin).


How you can benefit:

  • Upskill your workforce in advanced manufacturing topics – from foundation to expert level
  • Learn directly from industry leaders in I4.0
  • Co-develop Proof-of-Concepts with our Experts, Consultants and Partners


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Singtel Cyber Security Institute


The Singtel Cyber Security Institute was set up to support businesses and provide workforce with the tools, training, and knowledge necessary to identify, respond to and protect against security threats.


As a SkillsFuture Queen Bee, the institute provides tactical and cross-functional training to help companies design and implement security protocols, leveraging its comprehensive and advanced range of cyber security solutions and up-to-date attack simulators.


How you can benefit:

  • Build a security culture within your company as a defence mechanism through cyber awareness training, and help your employees protect and prevent threats.
  • Strengthen your company’s capabilities to make risk-based decisions, develop effective crisis communication practices and understand best practices and lessons learnt through case studies.
  • Sharpen your security team’s skills by simulating your in-house security environment and equipping them with the practical knowledge and competencies necessary to deal with real-world attacks and post-mortem forensics.


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SMRT Corporation Limited


SMRT Corporation Ltd (SMRT) is a public transport service provider. It manages and operates major train services across Singapore, in addition to bus, taxi, and private hire vehicle services.


As a SkillsFuture Queen Bee for the Land Transport sector, SMRT collaborates with Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) to impart the Kaizen (continuous improvement) best practice to SMEs to support them in their enterprise transformation journey by addressing performance gaps and realise long-term productivity gains. SIT delivers the classroom training while SMRT supplements the classes with relevant industry case studies and provides relevant projects for the SMEs to work on.


How you can benefit:

  • Develop capabilities through the skills-based training programme conducted by SIT in Kaizen
  • Pilot solutions for technology, innovation, and process improvement through class projects


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