Subsidies ease cost of acquiring new skills

29 May 2017

The Straits Times, 29 May 2017 - Article featured Jonathan Lim from the food and beverage line, who shared that training courses are not cheap, but subsidies help to make training more affordable. For instance, the Ministry of Education and SkillsFuture Singapore offer about $400 million a year in direct training subsidies for lifelong learning, which includes the provision of modular courses. Mr Suresh Punjabi, director of SP’s Professional and Adult Continuing Education Academy, highlighted that there is generous funding and subsidies for both individuals and employers. He also mentioned that a mindset change is more important, one in which skills upgrading is widely accepted.

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