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SME Academy “Live” – Training for Uncertainty

The Covid-19 situation has not only affected lives, but also businesses across Singapore. It’s impact has made this a tough time for all SMEs especially for those who have not been as quick to move their business online or lack the knowledge to digitise their operations as one way to adapt to the evolving situation.

This “live” edition of the SME Academy, will see a series of webinars curated for industries hardest hit by the pandemic. In collaboration with IBM, IMDA, NTUC Learning Hub, Singapore Business Federation, SkillsFuture Singapore and Workforce Singapore, the webinars will cover curriculum customised for the Tourism, F&B and Retail sectors. Each sector specific webinar identifies aspects of businesses that SME owners and decision makers can look into during this period to train the workforce in, and prep for the eventual recovery. There will also be a special webinar on PSG-approved digital solutions that can help address current challenges faced by businesses, regardless the industry.

These webinars have been designed to help you manage the uncertainty with actionable insights and tangible next steps, as well as uncover subsidies you can leverage on to continue the training or pick up a digital solution . RSVP to the sessions most relevant to your business and your employees today!

  • Upskill For The Future: Tourism

    Upskill For The Future: Tourism

    21 May 2020

    03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Reinvent yourself in the new phase of the Tourism sector and be an invaluable asset when you acquire insights and technological knowledge for the future.

  • Upskill For Future: Retail

    Upskill For The Future: Retail

    28 May 2020

    03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Prepare for the future of Retail with the latest in technological advancement and shift in mindset to secure your future.

  • Upskill For The Future: F&B

    Upskill For The Future: F&B

    04 June 2020

    03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Gear up for a new look of the F&B scene and stay right ahead of the competitive with relevant knowledge and insights gleaned through this course.

  • Emerge Stronger Post-pandemic

    Emerge Stronger Post-pandemic

    11 June 2020

    03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Strengthen your workforce for the new normal, post-pandemic with the relevant digital know-how.

Continue your training or pick up a digital solution with these subsidies 

By SkillsFuture SG

SkillsFuture Enterprise Credit: The SkillsFuture Enterprise Credit (SFEC) scheme aims to support employers to transform their businesses. Eligible employers will receive a one-off $10,000 credit to cover up to an additional 90% of out-of-pocket expenses when they embark on business improvement, job redesign and skills training initiatives funded the Government. 

Enhanced Training Support Package: The Enhanced Training Support Package (ETSP) is another support measure by the Government to help enterprises tide over the economic impact of Covid-19 and be better positioned for subsequent recovery. The ETSP is a time-limited scheme to cover course fee and absentee payroll funding for eligible SSG-supported courses commenced and completed before 31 December 2020.

By Workforce Singapore Service Industry Transformation Programme: The Service Transformation Programme (SITP), supported by Workforce Singapore, is curated to work with enterprises in the Lifestyle Sectors (Food Services, Hotels, Retails, Tour & Travel, MICE and Attractions) to be manpower lean, to stay competitive and to help the workforce transform and adapt to future ready jobs. SITP consist of 2-day knowledge transfer workshop and skills application through a guided project implementation. 
SGUnited Jobs Initiative: SGUnited Jobs Initiative seeks to match workers to enterprises with current available jobs (created as a result of COVID-19 or those with short-term manpower needs due to disruptions) and help enterprises recruit for the eventual recovery.
By IMDA The SMEs Go Digital programme includes pre-approved solutions that help companies improve productivity and enhance business processes. From 1 Apr 2020 to 31 Dec 2020, SMEs that adopt these pre-approved solutions can receive up to 80% grant support from the Productivity Solutions Grant. The scope of PSG-supported solutions has also been expanded to include remote working and visitor management solutions, to help SMEs cope with COVID-19. Other relevant digital solutions offered by the industry, for free or with limited time offers, are also available on the “Stay Healthy, Go Digital” page.

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