SkillsFuture courses in Singapore

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You know you’ve officially entered the stage of #adulting when self-help books like those from the ‘For Dummies’ series become your new best friends. Suddenly factors like a pay grade and getting a long-term career come into play, and you’re constantly looking at different ways to upgrade yourself to be your company’s Most Valuable Player.

At Nanyang Polytechnic, you can do just that with their wide range of SkillsFuture courses, almost all of which are only a day long. Taught by trainers with industry experience, they also come with certificates that you can zhng up your portfolios with. And you can attend these classes just by using your SkillsFuture Credits.

Here are some courses you can sign up for:


1. Sharpen your knowledge of financial analytics


When it comes to money, as Cady Heron from Mean Girls would say, the limit does not exist. But analysing financial data can be a tricky task altogether. Which is why jobs in the finance industry require a good foundation in programmes like Microsoft Excel and the Python programming system, which you will learn in the Financial Analytics with Python online course at NYP.

You’ll be using relevant spreadsheets and programming tools to understand financial trends, which will help you deal with data in the finance industry better.

Financial Analytics with Python
Duration of course
hours
DateNow – 25th November 2019

Find out more about the course here.


2. Learn how to use social media for marketing


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Whether you’re a Baby Boomer, Millenial or from the Gen-Z crowd, you would’ve probably heard of the ALS Ice Bucket challenge. This simple viral campaign alone managed to raise USD$115 million for the foundation, showing just how vital social media marketing is today.

In the Event Branding and Social Media Marketing course, you’ll be given tips and tricks to creating a successful event branding campaign with the use of social media. And don’t worry if you aren’t super fluent in social media, as the course will teach you the basics before moving on to more technical concepts like “reach” and “engagement”.

Additionally, there’s also the Engaging F&B Customers On Social Media course to learn how to grow a F&B business through capitalising on social media advertising.

Engaging F&B Customers On Social Media
Duration of course
1 day
Date20th September 2019
Time9AM – 5PM

Find out more about the course here.

Event Branding and Social Media Marketing
Duration of course
1 day
Date: 27th September 2019
Time9AM – 5PM

Find out more about the course here.


3. Hone your analytical skills in the HR and service industry


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It’s no secret that the Human Resource industry requires good people skills. And through the HR Analytics course, you’ll be taught how to conduct statistical analysis on HR data. 

And if interacting with people is something you really enjoy, you can also consider brushing up your skills in making sense of customer numbers and profiling. NYP offers the Hospitality Industry Analytics and Making Sense of Customer Digital Analytics courses which you can sign up for.

Hospitality Industry Analytics
Duration of course: 1 day
Date: 2nd August 2019
Time: 9AM – 5PM

Find out more about the course here.

HR Analytics
Duration of course
1 day
Date6th September 2019
Time9AM – 5PM

Find out more about the course here.

Making Sense of Customer Digital Analytics
Duration of course1 day
Date: 23rd August 2019
Time: 9AM – 5PM

Find out more about the course here.


4. Learn how to create ads that will grow your business


Marketing is integral for every business, and to do it right, the 1 Day Hands-on Pay Per Click Search Advertising is a course that will beef up your current industry knowledge and equip you with the basic skills in advertising to grow your business financially.

We live in a fast-paced world where traditional ads are quickly being taken over by digital ones,  and this course will get you up to speed on areas such as new media, content marketing and SEO optimisation so you’ll know how to increase a business’ visibility on the digital playing field.

1 Day Hands-on Pay Per Click Search Advertising
Duration of course
1 day
Date: 31st July 2019
Time9AM – 5PM

Find out more about the course here.


5. Attain skills to be your own boss


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Starting a business from scratch can be just as tricky as baking bread without the aid of a recipe. That’s why the Three Smart Ways To Develop A Viable Business Idea (Chinese) course is a good place to start when it comes to diving into Entrepreneurship.

You’ll be introduced to the Lean business model canvas, an analysing template that helps to break down the problems, costs, revenues and solutions of a business idea. Such a structure will make drafting out business plans, clearer and easier. On top of this, you’ll also be exposed to Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and social media tools that’ll help to make your brand stand out among the rest.

Three Smart Ways To Develop A Viable Business Idea (Chinese)
Duration of course1 day
Date8th November 2019
Time9AM – 5PM

Find out more about the course here.


6. Pick up photography and styling skills for social media


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Learn how to produce flatlays like these

Taking flatlay shots of cafe food for the ‘gram is something we’ve all probably done before. But if you want to reach that expert level, Curating Digital Visual Content with Product Styling & Photography is the course for you. You’ll learn how to sieve out good digital content as well as pick up styling and photography skills.

Since image-based advertising is on the rise especially with platforms like Instagram, visual appeal is key in getting people interested in what you’re promoting.

In this course, you’ll go through hands-on activities of product styling and taking aesthetically-pleasing photos. Having such a skill will make you valuable in jobs like marketing, especially when it comes to the F&B or retail industries.

Curating Digital Visual Content with Product Styling & Photography
Duration of course
1 day
Date22nd November 2019
Time9AM – 5PM

Find out more about the course here.


SkillsFuture courses at Nanyang Polytechnic’s School of Business Management


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Whether you’re looking to further your education in specific business specialisation or just to pick up a new skill, NYP’s School of Business Management has a good mixture of SkillsFuture courses spanning across various disciplines to help give your resume a glo’ up.

Upon completion of a course, you’ll be ready to tackle the ever-evolving business landscape out there with newfound confidence.

Find out about NYP’s School of Business Management SkillsFuture courses here


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