SFIC Institute, a subsidiary of the Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC), was initially formed as a training and development initiative for the furniture industry in 2004. Privatised in October 2010, SFIC Institute offers a holistic range of offerings comprising retail, human resources, sales and marketing, production technology, customised programmes and consultancy services, logistics, and green initiatives.
Distinctive offerings such as its manpower training and placement programmes for designers and matured workers are preparing workers for ever-changing socio-economic landscape and helping employers redesign key roles. Through such initiatives, the Institute continues helping the industry attract, groom and grow a pool of local workforce.
SFIC Institute brings valuable resources and exceptional service to each and every one of its clients in or beyond the furniture industry. Some of its clients include Admira, Akati, Benel, Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC), Four Star, Furniture Club, Getz Singapore, Grandwork, Home-Fix, Institute of Technical Education (ITE), Kingsmen, Lorenzo, the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF), Singapore Polytechnic (SP), Star Furniture, SITRA, Sunray and TAK.
SFIC Institute also partners various governmental agencies such as NTUC’s e2i, SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), Enterprise Singapore and the Workforce Singapore (WSG) for funding support and to ensure that the Institute offers valuable, relevant programmes and initiatives to clients.