WHAT IS IT?
The Productivity Solutions Grant (SkillsFuture Training Subsidy) [PSG (SFTS)] is part of the enhanced Productivity Solutions Grant1. Companies can tap on PSG (SFTS) to upskill your employees for productivity improvement and business transformation. The PSG (SFTS) covers up to 70% of out-of-pocket training expenses incurred by companies, and is capped at $10,000 per company. It is provided on top of existing government course fee subsidies, and in addition to the sector-specific grant cap for the PSG pre-scoped productivity solutions.
1The PSG was launched in April 2018 by the Ministry of Trade and Industry to support companies to adopt pre-scoped, off-the-shelf productivity solutions and technologies to enhance their business processes. Eligible companies receive up to 70% funding support to adopt IT solutions and equipment under the PSG.
HOW CAN I BENEFIT FROM IT?Companies can use the PSG (SFTS) to train and build a pool of skilled employees in areas that will help enhance business competitiveness. The relevant skills areas are outlined in Skills Frameworks, which have been developed for various sectors.
A list of suggested courses for each sector, as well as the full list of approved courses, can be found here.
WHO CAN APPLY FOR IT?The PSG (SFTS) is open to all companies registered in Singapore that have at least one approved PSG project, including projects approved prior to the launch of the PSG (SFTS).
HOW DO I APPLY?Companies can apply for the PSG (SFTS) from 1 July 2019 to 31 March 2023 via the Business Grants Portal (BGP). Companies may apply for multiple PSG projects, but will only be given one PSG (SFTS) account, from which claims of up to $10,000 can be made over the programme period.
To apply for the PSG (SFTS), you must first qualify for the PSG and submit a training plan. The training plan will require you to select the Skills Framework(s) that is relevant to your business and training needs, indicate an estimated number of employees that you intend to send for training, and the time period. Please refer here for more information on the different Skills Frameworks.
Companies can concurrently apply for the PSG (SFTS) when applying for the PSG, or you may also choose to apply later, after acceptance of the Letter of Offer for your PSG application.
WHEN CAN I SUBMIT MY CLAIMS?
Successful companies will be given a period of two years from the approval of the PSG (SFTS) application to commence training. You can submit your claims from 1 January 2020 onwards. These claims will only be processed upon training completion, on a reimbursement basis2. More information on the claims process will be published in late 2019.
2This is similar to the claims process for other SkillsFuture training subsidies for companies.
WHERE CAN I GET MORE HELP?
For further assistance on the PSG (SFTS), you may:
• Sign up for a complimentary PSG (SFTS) workshop here;
• Sign up for a complimentary Skills Framework workshop here;
• Click here for FAQs on the grant;
• Click here for T&Cs on the grant;
• Email your enquiries to SSG at PSG_SFTS@ssg.gov.sg or call 6785 5785.