The GIP was specially designed to enable businesses, in particular SMEs to attain the necessary skills, mindset and knowledge in order for them to be competitive internationally. Unlike existing immersion programmes, the GIP will focus its efforts to facilitate the overseas expansion of businesses and train a pool of Singaporean executives and managers who are able to lead such efforts.
HCS GIP leverages on “HCS Inside” – combining the 9 years of lifelong training and consulting work within the local context, especially Singapore SMEs.
Since 2013, HCS has organised GIP learning journeys to Taiwan, Shenzhen – Washington D.C. (under the HCS – Georgetown University Advanced Professional Qualification track) and Chongqing.
The GIP has evolved to the ASEAN Immersion Programme (AIP) in support of the recommendations of the Committee on the Future Economy (CFE) to deepen and diversify Singapore’s international connections, develop skills for market expansion and acquire knowledge of overseas market, especially in the ASEAN market.
An executive programme that equips Singapore-based companies with a practical understanding of how to operate and do business in Cambodia and Indonesia. The programme aims to showcase latest business environment trends, explore investment policies and internationalisation opportunities, and build networks with potential business intermediaries and partners.
Programme structure: 10 Community of Practice (CoP) workshops + 2 learning journey destinations
Programme fee: S$5,000
CoP Workshop Topics and Tentative Schedule
|1||17 Apr||Develop PME capabilities through analytics|
|2||15 May||Make smart business decision|
|3||22 May||Communicate with confidence and panache|
|28 – 31 May||Learning Journey (Cambodia)|
|4||19 Jun||Understand and execute best practices for overseas business|
|5||19 Jun||Comparative study on making business decision|
|6||19 Jun||Stay connected with overseas partners|
|7||6 Jul||Finishing Touches: Projecting yourself professionally and confidentially|
|8||8 Jul||How to engage and grow talents for the business|
|17 Jul – 19 Jul||Learning Journey (Indonesia)|
|9||4 Aug||Develop transactional skills for your business|
|10||4 Aug||Cross-border workforce|
SkillsFuture Study Award for International Business
A monetary award of S$5,000 may be available for Singaporeans to defray out-of-pocket expenses associated with the course that you will be taking. It can also be used on top of existing Government course fee subsidies.
Please note some of the conditions pertaining to the eligibility of the participants for the award:
1. Applicants must be Singaporeans with at least 3 years of working experience
2. Applicant must submit the completed application forms to IE Singapore for assessment on reasons for signing up to the course and past professional upgrading track record
3. Applicant must sign up for both the Cambodia and Indonesia legs to qualify for the award
4. Other terms and conditions by IE Singapore and/or other government agencies may apply