SINGAPORE BUDGET 2021 - SGUNITED JOBS AND SKILLS PACKAGE (Issue 3)
C) SGUNITED SKILLS (SGUS)
The SGUS programme is a full-time training programme comprising certifiable courses delivered by Continuing Education and Training (CET) Centres, including Institutes of Higher Learning. The training courses are designed in partnership with industry. Trainees will also have the chance to apply the skills learnt during the programme, through opportunities like workplace immersions and industry projects.
Trainees can also benefit from employment facilitation efforts offered by training providers. SGUS courses are conducted in a modular format to facilitate transition to employment as and when job opportunities are present.
Trainees will also receive a training allowance of $1,200 per month for the duration of the programme, to cover basic subsistence expenses. Individuals can use their SkillsFuture Credit to offset the course fees.
SGUS will be extended for one year until 31 March 2022 to continue supporting the reskilling of mid-career jobseekers with the following adjustments:
• The capacity of in-demand courses and courses with good hiring opportunities will be increased to help jobseekers access job opportunities in growth sectors as the economy recovers.
• SGUS courses will be made more compact from 1 April 2021 onwards, with a duration of up to six months in general, to channel jobseekers more quickly to employment opportunities.