WTS encourages employers to sponsor their lower wage employees for training to upgrade their work skills and improve business performance. Employers will receive course fee subsidy to lower training costs and absentee payroll funding for employees who are sent for training.
Employers can benefit from up to 95% course fee subsidy and absentee payroll funding when they sign up their employees for any course approved for WTS-eligible courses:
Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) courses
All WSQ courses are supported under the WTS scheme. Please click here to see the list of CET Centres offering WSQ courses and contacts.
Part-time ITE Skills Certificate, Part-time NITEC and Part-time Higher NITEC courses offered by the Institute of Technical Education (ITE). Please contact the ITE directly to find out more on course details.
Part-time Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Specialist Diploma and Diploma (Conversion) programmes offered by the five local Polytechnics. Please contact the Polytechnics directly to find out more on course details:
Employers can submit their application and claim WTS through the SkillsConnect system. Normal submission guidelines will apply.
Training conducted by Post-Secondary Education Institutions (PSEIs)
There is no need to apply for course fee funding in SkillsConnect for these Academic CET courses as the course fee (to be paid by employers) would have taken into account the MOE and WTS funding if the employee qualifies for WTS.
Employers can apply for absentee payroll funding via SkillsConnect. Applications for absentee payroll are to be submitted between 30 days before and 30 days after the course start date. Claims are to be submitted no later than 120 days after the course has ended.
Training conducted by other training organisations
Employers are to submit the claim application for course fee and absentee payroll 30 days before and after the course start date. Claims are to be submitted no later than 120 days after the course has ended.