SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) is working with the Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) and employers to launch seven new Earn and Learn Programmes (ELPs) to meet new manpower needs especially in emerging sectors.
SkillsFuture is a statutory body under the Ministry of Education which aims to facilitate continuous education and training, upgrading skills to keep up with the fast pace of technological advancements and increasing competition. The SkillsFuture ELPs introduced in 2015 enable fresh ITE (Institute of Technical Education) and polytechnic graduates will get placed with employers and learn through structured on-the-job training and institution based training. Employers can receive up to $15,000 to offset the cost of developing and providing the structured training.
There has been steady progress in the ELPs since the launch. The number of ELPs offered has increased three-fold to 62, while the number of sectors covered doubled to 28 sectors. To date, more than 1,200 Polytechnic and ITE graduates have benefited from the ELP.
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