Training Incentive Schemes
1) Funding from the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA)
These courses are aligned to the NICF and accredited by WDA. Absentee payroll and funding of the course fee are available for eligible participants (Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents). Participants will be issued a Statement of Attainment (SOA) upon successful completion of the course.
To encourage more Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to send their workers for skills upgrading and to enhance productivity, the Government will be increasing the funding subsidy for this group. The Enhanced Training Support for SMEs will help SMEs further lower the cost of sending their employees for certifiable training programmes supported by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA), and academic Continuing Education and Training (CET) programmes offered by the five Polytechnics and the Institute of Technical Education. SMEs will get to enjoy subsidies* of 90% of the course fees when they sponsor their employees for the above-mentioned courses as well as claim absentee payroll funding* of 80% of basic hourly salary at a higher cap of $7.50 per hour. This three-year initiative will take effect from 1 July 2012.
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1.1) IGNITE Support Scheme
NICF-IGNITE, which stands for Immerse, Grow, Navigate in Infocomm Technology with Eloquence, is an apprenticeship scheme which operates under a place-and-train (“PnT”) mode where the company participating in the scheme employs/engages the job seeker as an employee before the start of the apprenticeship and agrees to provide the apprenticeship to train the job seeker.
NICF-IGNITE Programmes at ISS:
2) Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Programme (CITREP) from Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA)
CITREP is a training incentive programme to equip Singapore infocomm professionals with critical and emerging skills, thus enabling them to enhance their employability and to improve their organisations' competitive advantage.
The CITREP Expanded supports up to 50% of the course and/or exam fees, capped at $2500 (course and exam) / $500 (exam only) per trainee. Funding support is eligible for Singapore citizens and permanent residents. Valid for courses and examinations commencing on or before 31 March 2013. Terms & conditions apply.
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