The Singapore Institute of Retail Studies (SIRS) is a Continuing Education & Training (CET) institute of Nanyang Polytechnic. Established in January 2006 as the first CET Institute in Singapore, SIRS’ excellent performance and track record has since won the conferment of the National CET Institute status, the pinnacle status for CET centres.
Since April 2016, SkillsFuture Singapore appointed SIRS as the Anchor Provider for the Retail Industry. SIRS is also the Programme Manager for various national programmes, including the Career Conversion Programmes (CCPs), Work-Study Programmes, Redeployment CCP and the SGUnited Skills (SGUS) Programme.
SIRS provides a quality, market-driven and comprehensive spectrum of Retail programmes and solutions to support and prepare both enterprises and the workforce for the evolving challenges in the marketplace. These programmes include the Workforce Skills Qualifications suite, Executive Programmes, Masterclasses, Workshops, Seminars and Conferences. SIRS also aligns its solutions to the Retail Sectoral Manpower Plan and the Retail Industry Transformation Map to best aid companies in their drive to grow via innovation and internationalisation, improve productivity with technology, and build a future-ready and productive workforce.
To lead the Retail industry into digitalisation and e-Commerce, SIRS has established strategic partnerships with notable market leaders, such as Alibaba, Amazon, eBay, Lazada, NETS, Qoo10, SCash, Shopee, 99% SME, Singapore Media Academy (SMA), Singapore Productivity Centre (SGPC) and Cgangs, to co-create a suite of cutting edge digital programmes, helping retailers navigate the changing retail landscape, and execute successful omnichannel strategies.
SIRS also works closely with e-Commerce aggregators under the Enterprise Singapore’s Multichannel E-commerce Platform (MEP) Programme as the designated training partner to develop and deliver quality training to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) who are keen to kick-start their cross-border online businesses. To promote lifelong learning and upskilling, SIRS, in collaboration with the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), also offers an articulation pathway for graduates of the Work-Study Post-Diploma - WSQ Specialist Diploma (Operations) with advanced standing.
As a leader in retail training with more than 15 years of experience, SIRS has trained more than 170,000 retail professionals and job seekers. With a proven track record, SIRS has become a trusted partner and educator for many companies. We are an enabler and aggregator of solutions that help enterprises improve business performance through training, consultancy, applied research, study missions and placement services - all at one stop.
We count among our clientele a wide range of enterprises comprising MNCs and SMEs. Some of our long time partners include Aldo, Amore Pacific, AsiaMalls, BHG, CapitaLand, Changi Airport Group, Charles and Keith, Club 21, Courts, Dairy Farm Singapore, Eu Yan Sang, Full House Home Furnishing, H&M, Koufu, L'Oreal, Pet Lovers Centre, Robinsons, Starhub, Sentosa Development Corporation, Sephora, Shangri La Group, Shell, Sheng Siong, Shilla, Singapore Petroleum Company, Singtel, Sony Electronics Singapore, Takashimaya and many more.
Solutions and Services
SIRS is a holistic solutions provider with capability development & training at our core.
Raise awareness and offer access to leading edge knowledge, skills, and industry trends
Provide quality and industry-relevant training to the retail workforce, and enhance enterprise human capital
Offer career services such as advisory and placement assistance to job seekers, and redesign jobs to create value for enterprises
Provide consultancy services and solutions to retailers who need assistance in business transformation and digitalisation
*As an educational institution, NYP is committed to ensuring a safe and supportive campus and environment where there is respect and dignity for everyone. Accordingly, high standards of conduct are expected from all in our community. In case of any alleged offences committed within our premises, SIRS may report the matter to the security and/or relevant government agencies.
Nanyang Polytechnic-Singapore Institute of Retail Studies (UEN: T08GB0032G) is an appointed CET Centre by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) for courses supported by SkillsFuture Credit (SFC) / funded by SSG. The funding support eligibility period is 1 April 2016 – 31 March 2022.