BREAK BARRIERS. BREAK INTO A TECH CAREER.
Facing barriers to employment is a challenge that many individuals face, often impacting some more than others. Our mission in Generation is to create accessible opportunities for everyone.
If you are a person with a disability and want to jumpstart a new and stable career but don’t know how and where to start, we are here to provide the path for you. We aim to foster an inclusive environment where you can acquire the technical skills to kickstart your journey as an entry-level Cloud Engineer in the tech industry.
But it doesn’t stop there. We are dedicated to equipping you with the technical skills, behavioural skills, and mindsets essential for your success.
Here’s the good news: you don’t need a diploma or degree to enrol in this employment program. A training allowance and additional subsidies courtesy of SG Enable will be provided to support you further.
What is Cloud?
Not the big, fluffy collections of tiny water droplets or ice crystals that we see in the sky. Rather, a popular and common use of the cloud is where one can store their digital items, such as documents, pictures, videos, and games. Instead of storing them on a single device, it is strategically distributed across a global network of servers, and is accessed over the Internet.
You may have also come across cloud services providers such as Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and Amazon Web Service. Likewise, you may have also used some cloud services too – think Evernote, Dropbox, Google Docs – they all live in the cloud as well!
So your role essentially works with the cloud infrastructure and services. Your responsibilities will thus range from designing, implementing, managing and sustaining the infrastructure of cloud computing services and solutions.
Program Length12 weeks
Full-time, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Hybrid: Online via virtual online tools and in-person at Enabling Village
Next Cohort Starts
19 February 2024
Application Period Closes
19 January 2024, 5pm
(a) Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
(b) Aged 16 years old and above
(c) Not currently pursuing full-time education or enrolled in any government or Special Education schools
$517 (after 95% SGE subsidies)
Training allowance of $1,800 (upon completion of programme)
Will It Be Hard?
As is with everything that one would start for the first time in an unfamiliar territory or environment, there will be challenges, however, we are here to support you through them.
When you become a Generation learner, you become a part of a community of individuals who have been through similar learning experiences as you are about to go through. In whatever stage of your journey, our #GenAlumni, #GenVolunteers, #GenPartners, and #GenStaff work together to help you succeed beyond your programme and into a meaningful and sustainable career.
We provide job placement support of up to six months, as well as giving you a boost in being prepared for interviews too!
Accessible Learning Environments
The sessions will be conducted both online via virtual online tools, and in-person at the inclusive community space, Enabling Village.
Dedicated Learner Success Supports
Each cohort is assigned a dedicated programme manager and associate who supports each learner’s wellbeing by being a resource to learners in their career transition journey. We also provide personalised mentorship from a tech industry professional to support you through your journey.
A Curriculum that Cares
We don’t just cover technical skills and behavioural skills and mindsets. Our curriculum will also help you learn how to build a supportive peer community, how to maintain constructive thoughts, and how to care for your well-being and energy.
Subsidised Counselling Support
We know that making a career transition can be stressful. So, each Generation learner has access to subsidised counselling support in partnership with Eagles Mediation & Counselling Centre. You will also have the well-being support from the Generation Singapore team to see you through your programme.
HEAR FROM OUR CLOUD PROGRAMME ALUMNI
Meet Timothy, a #GenAlumni from our train-and-place Cloud Support and DevOps programme, who shares his learning experience with Generation Singapore.
What Should I Look Forward To As A Cloud Engineer?
A cloud engineer further ensures the systems of the cloud are kept secure by troubleshooting for errors, and monitoring and managing the cloud infrastructure. You support the migrations of computer systems to the cloud, and configurations of the cloud infrastructure depending on the organisational needs.
As a lifelong learner, you also keep up with the latest technology advancements to further develop the cloud infrastructure, as well as to provide advice and guidance on cloud-based technologies where appropriate. Your role is also one of a strategic collaborator in a cross-functional team setting to implement best practices for the cloud.
How Will I Be Ready For Employment?
You will gain relevant behavioural, mindset and technical skills through a comprehensive instructor-facilitated training bootcamp that integrates real industry scenarios with practical projects and case studies.
The curriculum prepares you for the entry-level cloud engineer role. This involves performing coding and software engineering that brings a cloud architect’s vision to life. You will also be able to merge traditional programming skills with the specialised knowledge in one or more of the leading cloud platforms’ development environments to build, deploy and optimise cloud-based applications.
After completing the programme, you will be able to undertake the following responsibilities:
- Set up a cloud solution environment
- Work collaboratively with software engineering to define infrastructure and deployment requirements
- Ensure configuration and compliance with configuration management tools
- Administer and troubleshoot Linux based systems
- Troubleshoot problems across a wide array of services and functional areas
- Build and maintain operational tools for deployment, monitoring, and analysis of cloud infrastructure and systems
Generation's Overall Impact
Employment after 180 days
Average income increase
GenAbled: Generation Digital Bootcamps for PWDs (Cloud Operations)
GenAbled is a collaborative training programme between SG Enable and Generation Singapore with the aim to create meaningful career opportunities for persons-with-disabilities who are facing barriers to employment. The programme seeks to support these individuals who wish to delve into a career in the IT industry and to equip them with the required technical and behavioural skills.