The Ministry of Health (MOH) and SkillsFuture SG has worked with Temasek Polytechnic (TP) to set up a new 3-month Molecular Diagnostic Training Programme to recruit and train suitable candidates to become entry-level Medical Lab Technicians / Lab Assistants. This programme is to train up more lab manpower to meet the increasing demand for molecular diagnostic work with the ongoing pandemic and future healthcare needs. The nation is ramping up testing capacity to support further opening up of borders and economic recovery.
This course comprises a 1-week foundation training followed by 11 weeks of on-the-job work attachment (OJT) at a host laboratory.
Candidates under this training programme will be supported with course fee funding, and trainees are provided with a training allowance per month during the course. Trainees under this training programme are NOT required to serve bond upon completion of the programme.