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.


1. 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 needs of advanced manufacturing companies in the Jurong Innovation District and beyond. Interested organisations will be able to:

  • Tap on Bosch Rexroth’s network and expertise to test proof-of-concepts in advanced manufacturing technologies and train a pipeline of 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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2. Boustead Projects

Boustead is a leading real estate solutions provider in Singapore, with core engineering expertise in the design-and-build of smart eco-sustainable business parks and industrial developments. As a SFQB, Boustead aims to provide concerted support to enable the ecosystem partners to upskill and transform productively.

How you can benefit:

  • Guided by a curated training roadmap to upskill existing workforce in Building Information Modeling (BIM) or Digital Modelling skillsets
  • Increase capabilities in 7D BIM and Design Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA)
  • Attend customised programmes and workshops in Digital Management Platform, Design Thinking, Agile Methodology, leadership sharing, and workplace learning to foster a culture for change, innovation and collaboration

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3. Commune Lifestyle

Commune is a homegrown furniture design and lifestyle company set up in 2011. It has established a strong regional presence with more than 80 stores globally, leveraging digitalisation in its business processes and marketing to support its growth. Commune invites SMEs from the furniture and furnishing industry to participate in the “UpScaling with Commune” programme and tap on Commune's experience to uplift business capabilities.

How you can benefit:

  • Learn from Commune's best practices in building a strong brand and internationalisation strategy
  • Tap on Commune's experience in adopting digitalisation in your business
  • Upskill your employees' capabilities to support your business growth and transformation
  • Receive support from a professional Skills Manager who will work with you to develop and implement a transformation roadmap covering the above areas

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4. Fidelium Group

Fidelium Group is a venture builder and investment management company set up in 2017, with presence in Singapore, UK, China, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. The company aims to enable and support start-ups and SMEs, with special interest in environmental and social related enterprises. SMEs from all sectors can join the programme.

How you can benefit:

  • Identify and address HR-related challenges unique to start-ups and SMEs
  • Professionalise organisational learning needs analysis
  • Create manageable bite-sized training road maps
  • Digitalise HR and training programmes to enable “at your own time (AYOT) self training”
  • Learn the strategies in talent management, attraction and retention
  • Learn the strategies in internationalisation and business development

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5. 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 offers 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. SMEs and non-SMEs from the healthcare and community care sector can 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

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6. Microsoft

Microsoft is a leading global technology company committed to enabling future-ready skills and talent for the digital economy. SMEs from the Infocomm Technology sector can 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

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7. Prudential Singapore

Prudential Singapore is one of the leading life insurance companies in Singapore. SMEs from all industry sectors can join its SME Skills Accelerator Programme.

How you can benefit:

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

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8. Sheng Siong

Founded in 1985, Sheng Siong is an established household brand in Singapore and one of the largest retailers with over 60 supermarkets. SMEs from the retail, food manufacturing and logistics sectors can 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

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9. Shopee Singapore

A home-grown company in leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, Shopee connects shoppers, brands and sellers across Asia and other fast-growing markets. SMEs from the retail sector can join the programme.

How you can benefit:

  • Build up capabilities to excel in e-commerce through curated programmes such as digital marketing and data analytics
  • Develop needed skillsets to transform the selling aspect of your business and take advantage of the vast opportunities in e-commerce

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10. SMRT Corporation Limited

SMRT Corporation Ltd (SMRT) is a public transport service provider. Its primary business is to manage and operate train services on the North-South Line, the East-West Line, the Circle Line, the new Thomson-East Coast Line and the Bukit Panjang Light Rail Transit. This is complemented by SMRT’s bus, taxi and private hire vehicle services.

As the first SkillsFuture Queen Bee for Land Transport, SMRT collaborates with Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) to impart the Kaizen (continuous improvement) approach to SMEs. This will aid SMEs in their enterprise transformation journey by addressing performance gaps and realise long-term productivity gains. SIT will deliver 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 Skills Based Training Programme conducted by SIT in areas such as Kaizen
  • Pilot solutions for technology, innovation and process improvement through class projects

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