Enhance Training Support Scheme for SMEs

Enhance Training Support Scheme for SMEs

Grant Agency: Wsg

Official Site: http://www.ssg.gov.sg/programmes-and-initiatives/training/enhanced-training-support-for-smes.html


Grant Description

Aim(s):  

  • Encourage SMEs to send their employees for training

Types of training considered eligible for this scheme: 

  • All WDA certified courses
  • CET academic courses at local Polytechnics and ITEs (part-Time Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Specialist Diploma programmes, part-time ISC, NITEC and Higher NITEC programmes)

Funding scheme for WDA certified courses: 

  • Non-PMEs
    • Certifiable courses fees are subsidized at 90%, capped at $25/hour
    • CET Centres courses are subsidized at 90%
    • In-house certifiable training at $15 per hour
    • Basic hourly salary of absentee payroll subsidized at 80%, capped at $7.50/hour
  • PMEs
    • Certifiable courses fees are subsidized at 90%, capped at $50/hour
    • CET Centres courses are subsidized at 90%
    • In-house certifiable training at $15 per hour
    • Basic hourly salary of absentee payroll subsidized at 80%, capped at $7.50/hour

Funding scheme for CET academic courses: 

  • Courses from local Polytechnic’s CET programmes are subsidized at 90%
  • Basic hourly salary of absentee payroll subsidized at 80%, capped at $7.50/hour

Qualifying Criteria

  • Singapore Based SME
  • Company’s shares should be held by local who owns a minimum of 30% of shares
  • Trainees must Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • Trainees is hired with the agreement with Employment Act and fully sponsored by their employers

Application Instruction

Step 1

Log into SkillsConnect.

Step 2

Submit claims and applications through SkillsConnect. The latest application that can be made is 30 days before course start date.

Step 3

SMEs who meet the eligible criteria will be selected


End Date of Grant

Tentatively none.