Employer

What is funding for employers who sponsor staff for training?

Course Fee Funding and Absentee Payroll Funding may be available - staff must be either a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident.

 

  • Funding for Employer-Based Training
  • Workfare Training Support (WTS) Scheme

1) Course Fee Funding

CET Centre Courses

  • Continuing Education and Training (CET) Centres are appointed by WDA and pre-funded at up to 90% of full course fees.  All you need to do is enrol your staff directly with the CET Centre.  For most courses, you simply pay the nett course fees. Visit or contact any of our CET Centres to sign up or find out more.
  • For Singaporean employees aged ≥ 35 years and earning ≤ $1,900/month, the full course fees are funded at 95% under the Workfare Training Support (WTS) Scheme.  You may apply for the additional course fee funding via SkillsConnect

    How to apply for the additional funding via SkillsConnect – click here.

Other Courses

  • If the course is not available at the CET Centres or if you are conducting the training yourself in-house, you may apply for course fee funding via SkillsConnect at the following rates:

Type of courses Conducted by Rank & File Level Courses PME1 Level Courses Trainee is Singaporean, aged ≥ 35 years, earning ≤ $1,900/month
Certifiable Skills Training External training providers

90% of course fee capped at $30/hr for SMEs2

80% of course fee capped at $7/hr for non-SMEs

90% of course fee capped at $30/hr for SMEs2

50% of course fee capped at $15/hr for non-SMEs

95%3 of course fees for both SMEs and non-SMEs

In-house instructors

$15/hr for SMEs2

$7/hr for non-SMEs

$15/hr for both SMEs2 and non-SMEs

$8.50/hr for Rank & File level courses

$15/hr for PME1 level courses for both SMEs and non-SMEs

Non Certifiable Skills Training

External /

in-house

$2/hr

1Professionals, Managers and Executives.

2Small and medium enterprises (SMEs):

  • Minimum 30% local shareholding; AND
  • Company’s Group annual sales turnover not more than S$100 million OR Company’s Group employment size not more than 200 workers

3Enhanced course fee funding under the Workfare Training Support (WTS) Scheme

  • How to check whether a course is funded – click here
  • How to apply for course fee funding via SkillsConnect – click here

2) Absentee Payroll Funding

WDA also funds your employee’s salary while he is training.  You may apply for absentee payroll funding at the following rates via SkillsConnect:

Type of Courses

General

Trainee is Singaporean, aged ≥ 35 years, earning ≤ $1,900/month

CET Centre Courses and other Certifiable Skills Training Courses

SMEs1

80%of hourly basic salary capped at $7.50/hr
For training outside working hours, subject to employer top-up of balance 20% of hourly basic salary, capped at $1.90/hr

Non-SMEs

80%of hourly basic salary capped at $4.50/hr
For training outside working hours, subject to employer top-up of balance 20% of hourly basic salary, capped at $1.10/hr

95%2 of hourly basic salary for both SMEs and non-SMEs
For training outside working hours, subject to employer top-up of balance 5% of hourly basic salary

1Small and medium enterprises (SMEs):

  • Minimum 30% local shareholding; AND
  • Company’s Group annual sales turnover not more than S$100 million OR Company’s Group employment size not more than 200 workers

2Enhanced absentee payroll funding under the Workfare Training Support (WTS) Scheme

  • How to check whether a course is funded – click here.
  • Information on Absentee Payroll Funding – click here.
  • Click here to calculate the amount of absentee payroll funding you can receive.
  • How to apply for absentee payroll funding via SkillsConnect – click here.

 



 
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