16 Jun 2016

SkillsFuture: Further Subsidies for Singaporeans Aged 40 and Above

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Applicable for Singaporeans aged 40 and above, the Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy is part of the SkillsFuture initiative which was introduced earlier this year. This subsidy will give eligible individuals a higher subsidy rate of up to 90 per cent as compared to their younger counterparts.

The aim of this subsidy is to encourage older Singaporeans to take charge of their professional training, embrace lifelong learning and remain current in the ever-changing workspace. This scheme specifically addresses some of the barriers, which this group of individuals may face when deciding to attend training courses due to commitments.

“This is a big encouragement and boost for mid-career professionals, managers and executives to grow their skills, and gain a competitive edge in the job market,” said Poh Yu Khing, Chief Marketing Officer of, ROHEI which provides creatively curated corporate training. This is just one government initiative, which will have an incredible impact in the years to come as it sets us up for a stronger workforce, well-equipped for the future.”

Courses applicable include WDA-supported certifiable courses and MOE-funded programmes. In relation to MOE-funded programmes they range from Diplomas to Postgraduate degrees offered by ITE, Polytechnics, Autonomous Universities and UniSIM.

Fees for courses and programmes are automatically calculated and subsidised. Individuals would only need to pay a nett fee after all applicable subsidies (including SkillsFuture Credit) have been taken into consideration.

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