Attach and Train: Government’s initiative to help job seekers

Attach and Train- Singapore government initiative to be introduced, which aims at helping Singaporeans to get jobs in sectors with good growth, where companies may not be ready to hire just yet.

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat
Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat. Photo courtesy:

Heng Swee Keat, Finance Minister said that under this programme, industry partners are encouraged to first send participants for training and work attachments in order to increase their chances of finding a job in those sectors. He also added that the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will share further details at its Committee of Supply debate in Parliament after the Budget this year.

This new initiative is part of efforts to strengthen the Adapt and Grow initiative, which was launched last year by MOM. Given the economic slowdown and ongoing structural shifts, this programme was introduced to help workers getting jobs including those looking to make a mid-career switch.

Finance Minister said that other three schemes under the existing initiative will also receive an increase in training and wage.

The three schemes – the Professional Conversion Programme, the Career Support Programme and the Work Trial Programme – are regulated towards helping professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs), who are undergoing career transitions or want to learn new skills.

In order to support the new and existing initiatives, the Skills Development Fund run by SkillsFuture Singapore and The Lifelong Learning Endowment Fund managed by Workforce Singapore will be committing an extra sum of up to SGD26 million.

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