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SkillsFuture Queen Bee Initiative for the Design Sector

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A collaboration between Tribal Worldwide, SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) and DesignSingapore Council (Dsg), the SkillsFuture Queen Bee (SFQB) initiative for the design sector aims to help SMEs in the design sector receive guidance and support on their people strategy, and develop necessary skills to advance their business goals. Design SMEs will be part of a learning ecosystem that will enable them to grow their businesses by investing in their talent.

We have curated courses from quality training providers to address the common business needs that we have observed across the design sector. SMEs will be able to send their talents for these courses with funding support to lower out-of-pocket expenditure.

Who Will Benefit from This

This initiative is for design SMEs in Singapore. We invite owners and leaders of design studios or practices who are keen to build their team’s capabilities in the following areas to participate in this programme:

Benefits

By participating in this initiative, leaders can:

  1. Access the growing marketplace of SkillsFuture programmes that support enterprise skills development
  2. Access training support grants for team members attending selected courses
  3. Benefit from dedicated support from a Skills Manager who will provide guidance on training solutions and other administrative matters
  4. Gain clarity on your business’ current capabilities and capability gaps to achieve your business goals

Grants Available

Covers up to 90% of course fees (for selected courses) with the grants below:

GrantDescriptionEligibility CriteriaFor more information
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)Covers up to 90% of course fees when you sponsor your employees for SSG-funded courses.For Singapore Citizen / Permanent Resident employed in an SMEhttps://www.ssg.gov.sg/programmes-and-initiatives/training/enhanced-training-support-for-smes.html
Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)Covers up to 90% of course fees when you sponsor your mid-career Singaporean employees for SSG-funded certifiable courses.For employees who are Singapore citizens aged 40 years and abovehttps://www.skillsfuture.gov.sg/enhancedsubsidy
Course Fee FundingCovers up to 70% of course fees when you sponsor your employees for training courses funded by SSG.For employees who are Singapore Citizens / Permanent Residentshttps://www.enterprisejobskills.gov.sg/content/upgrade-skills/course-fee-and-absentee-payroll-funding.html
Absentee Payroll (AP) FundingCovers up to 80% of hourly basic salary while your team is on training (capped at $7.50/h)For employees who are Singapore Citizens / Permanent Residentshttps://www.enterprisejobskills.gov.sg/content/upgrade-skills/course-fee-and-absentee-payroll-funding.html
SkillsFuture Enterprise Credit (SFEC)One-off $10,000 credit to cover up to 90% of out-of-pocket expenses for supportable enterprise development and workforce transformation programmes.Eligible employers have been notified in writing.https://www.enterprisejobskills.gov.sg/content/upgrade-skills/sfec.html

For more information on this initiative, please email talent@designsingapore.org.

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