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Training & Upgrading: Government-Funded Training

The Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) helps employers keep their workforce competitive by providing and funding training programmes to meet our economic challenges.

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Published by Enterprise Singapore
on 14 Oct 2019

Training & Upgrading: Government-Funded Training

Available Training Programmes for Employers & Workers

The Government provides and funds these 5 key training programmes for employers and workers:

SkillsFuture is a national movement to provide Singaporeans with the opportunities to develop their fullest potential throughout life, regardless of their starting points—schooling years, early career, mid-career or silver years.

Though the CET Masterplan drafted by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), employers and workers can tap into various programmes to improve their employability and acquire industry-relevant skills.

These courses aim to enhance productivity so employees can work smarter and more efficiently.

As our economy evolves, there are a number of jobs that are experiencing a growing demand (e.g. manufacturing, construction, healthcare and finance). These programmes ensure that our workforce have the relevant skills and abilities for the future.

From work-life balance to fair employment practices, employers and human resource practitioners can tap into these programmes to develop their human capital.


Funding for Training Programmes

All training programmes provided by the Government are funded through:

This fund provides employers financial assistance to encourage them to train and upgrade the skills of their workers. Most businesses tap into this fund for training needs.

This incentive programme allows companies to claim funds through an Absentee Payroll while employees are attending any WDA-Accredited training.

This fund covers skills training programmes that trains and equip individuals with the know-how to perform specific jobs well. It also benchmarks best practices and strengthens employees’ competencies.


SDF-Funded Training Courses

You can search or browse through all the training programmes supported on SDF’s Skills Connect website. Small and medium enterprises get enhanced funding under SDF.


Getting More Information

Contact the Workforce Singapore (WSG).


Last Modified Date: 14 Oct 2019