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Employer-Based Training Funding Support

Course Fee Subsidies and Absentee Payroll Funding are available for employers sponsoring employees who are either Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents for WDA-supported courses.

What are Course Fee Subsidies and Absentee Payroll?

Course Fee Subsidies for employer-sponsored training are available for WDA-supported courses. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can enjoy up to 90% of course fees funding with Enhanced Training Support for SMEs.

If an enterprise has Singaporean employees who are earning not more than $1,900 per month and are 35 years old and above, They will also benefit from the Workfare Training Support (WTS) scheme when they are sponsored for training.

In addition to this, WDA also funds employee’s salary while he/she is undergoing training. One may apply for Absentee Payroll Funding via SkillsConnect portal.

How do they help employers?

  Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)1 Non-SMEs1 Enterprises of
Any Sizes
1
Eligible Trainees for Subsidies and Absentee Payroll Singaporeans and

Permanent Residents

Singaporeans
aged 35 years old and above who earn less than $1,900 per month
Eligible for

Course Fee Subsidies?

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs Standard WDA
Grants
Workfare Training

Support (WTS)

Eligible for

Absentee
Payroll?

80% of basic hourly salary at a higher cap of $7.50 per hour 80% of basic hourly salary at a higher cap of $4.50 per hour 95% of basic hourly salary with no dollar cap

1 Only for training applications and enterprises approved on the online SkillsConnect platform. Enhanced funding will be awarded to only those who meet the eligibility criteria by WDA. All course fee subsidies and absentee payroll are available for Singaporean and Permanent Residents sent for WDA-funded Training.

How it works for you:

Here’s an example of how you can utilise Course Fee Subsidies and Absentee Payroll:

Scenario 1
andy sme
 

 

Andy, Local SME Owner


Information is accurate as of 31st August 2016. WDA terms and conditions apply.