Enhanced Training Support for SMEs
SMEs will enjoy SkillsFuture Funding of up to 90% of the course fees when they sponsor their employees to attend WSQ Early Childhood Care & Education Courses supported by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG).
Eligibility Criteria for SMEs and Sponsored Trainees
SMEs that meet all of the following eligibility Criteria:
1.Registered or incorporated in Singapore.
2.At least 30% local shareholding by Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.
3.Employment size of not more than 200 (at group level) or with annual sales turnover (at group level) of not more than $100 million.
SME-sponsored Trainee’s eligibility Criteria:
1.Must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.
2.Course Fee have to be fully paid for by the employer.
3.Trainee is not a full-time national serviceman.
Find out more on Enhanced Training support for SMEs: https://www.ssg.gov.sg/programmes-and-initiatives/training/enhanced-training-support-for-smes.html
Absentee Payroll Funding
SMEs can claim absentee payroll at a capped of $7.50/hr based on classroom hours when they send their existing employees for certifiable skills training. All employers of employees who meet the eligibility criteria for Workfare Skills Support (WSS) scheme will continue to enjoy absentee payroll funding under the WSS scheme2.
 With effect from 1 July 2020, under the Workfare Skills Support (WSS) scheme, employers who sponsor their employees (Singapore Citizens aged 35 years and above, and earning up to $2,300 per month) are eligible for course fee and absentee payroll funding at 90% for the WSQ Early Childhood Care & Education training courses.
Note: Not applicable for employers claiming salary support for their newly hired employees for PCP/PnT courses.
Find out more for Absentee Payroll Funding and criteria: https://www.skillsconnect.gov.sg/sop/portal/e-Services/For%20Employers/AbsenteePayroll.jsp
Find out more for WSS Scheme for Employer: https://www.workfare.gov.sg/Pages/WSSEmployer.aspx