Hatch Academy's Technical Skills Courses are now accredited with WSQ

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Starting end-2023, Hatch Academy’s technical skills courses will be recognised under the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) framework, enhancing our commitment to providing high-quality skills training that's both accessible and affordable. Read on to find out more about this change and how it could benefit you.

Understanding WSQ Accreditation

Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) is a national credential system that trains, develops, assesses and certifies skills and competencies for the workforce. Developed and managed by SkillsFuture Singapore, this initiative is a key part of Singapore’s broader national effort to encourage lifelong learning and to support the nation's vision of a strong, resilient, and future-ready workforce.

How Does This Benefit Learners?

With this milestone, learners who graduate from our technical skills courses will be awarded nationally recognised WSQ certificates that can be used to demonstrate their skillsets to employers.

While we at Hatch Academy focuses on equipping learners with in-demand and up-to-date skills that can be demonstrably articulated through an industry-relevant portfolio, we believe there is still value in obtaining an additional certificate, and it could be useful in reaching employers with a more traditional view towards credentials.

Moreover, this change will allow learners to tap into a range of subsidies to ease the financial barriers to upskilling. Depending on one’s nationality and age, learners can receive subsidies of between 50 - 70% off the net course fees, and the remainder can also be offset through one’s SkillsFuture Credits balance, Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA), or NTUC’s Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP). Combined, the support here can really be quite substantial, especially for our target audience who are usually younger and more price sensitive.

Hatch Academy’s Digital Marketing Courses

With the new WSQ framework, we're launching a series of Digital Marketing Courses in response to market trends we've observed over the past half-decade. Our experience in training and job placement has shown us the rapid growth and immediate need for digital marketing expertise across the board—from multinational corporations and local small and medium-sized enterprises to non-profit organisations.

In tailoring our programs, we’ve crafted a selection that caters to individual learning needs and career aspirations. For those focusing on acquiring or honing technical abilities, our array of technical skills courses offers deep dives into targeted subjects, allowing learners to master the intricacies of their chosen domain.

On the other hand, our Career Accelerator is specially designed for individuals seeking to advance their careers. It goes beyond the classroom to immerse learners in real-world projects, enabling them to construct a robust portfolio that showcases their skills, creativity, and problem-solving abilities—key components that employers value highly.

Planning Your Learning Journey

With this design, learners seeking entry or aiming to switch to the digital marketing industry can create a personalised learning pathway that leverages the strengths of both our technical skills courses and the Career Accelerator. This combined approach is ideal for those who not only want to gain a comprehensive set of digital marketing skills but also aspire to showcase a robust portfolio of real-world projects.

Yeoh Wan Qing
Chief Product Officer