The Enhanced Training Support (ETS) provides enhanced funding to enable SMEs to send their local employees (Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident) for training. SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) works with industry associations to identify courses which are suitable for employees of SME companies. Certifiable courses which are the Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) type of program are highly subsidized.
The definition of SME as defined by Enterprise Singapore (ESG) are:
- registered or incorporated in Singapore with at least 30% local shareholding AND
- must not hire more than 200 employees (at group level) OR
post an annual sales turnover (at group level) of not more than S$100 million
The ETS program also supports absentee payroll funding when employees are away from their work attending training on top of the training grant. The goal is to encourage employers to invest in employee development.
More details are available at our WSQ Training Grant for SME website.