N.A. (SME-Centric): CCP for SME Executives - WAF
Reskill your competencies to take on new jobs
Accurate as of 22 Dec 2021
What is it?

The CCP for SME Executives helps PMETs to reskill and take on new job roles in SMEs, while supporting SMEs to recruit and train the right talent for their organisations.

In addition, the CCP helps PMETs to acclimatise to an SME working environment and acquire necessary foundational skills in various business functional areas such as human resources, finance, administration and operations, sales and marketing. For PMETs joining from non-SMEs, the CCP will help them to adjust to the SOPs and processes in SMEs, which may differ considerably from a non-SME work environment, requiring multi-tasking and taking on enlarged job scopes.

Workforce Singapore has appointed four Programme Managers (PMs) from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2023:

  1. Association of Small & Medium Enterprises (ASME)
  2. Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) 
  3. Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF)
  4. Workforce Advancement Federation Ltd (WAF)

Please refer to Factsheet and FAQs.


Who can apply?

Individuals

The Programme is open to all company-sponsored applicants who meet the following General Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident who is keen to pursue a full-time career in an SME;
  • Have graduated or completed National Service at least 2 years prior at the point of application;
  • New job role trained for under the CCP should be substantially different from previous job role; or
  • Has held a similar role previously but was from a non-SME prior to joining the company
  • Must not be connected to the CCP participating company

a. Shareholder of CCP company or its related companies;

b. Related to the owners of the CCP company; and

c. Immediate ex-staff of the CCP company or related entities

Employers

  • Companies registered or incorporated in Singapore;
  • Employment size (at group level) of not more than 200; OR Annual sales turnover (at group level) of not more than S$100 million;
  • At least 30% local shareholding being held by Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Must be able to offer full time employment with a fixed monthly salary of at least $2,700 and at least a 12-month employment contract
  • Must put in place structured OJT for the candidate;
  • Commit to CCP training arrangements for the trainees; and
  • Be committed to work with WSG or its appointed programme partners on the necessary admin matters related to the programme.

How does it work?

Newly-hired PMETs will undergo a 3 month programme, which includes a 3-day workshop and structured On-The-Job Training (OJT) at the hiring company.

Objectives of the 3 Day Workshop

Day 1

  • PMET hires will learn techniques to help them acclimatise to the SME working environment

Day 2

  • PMET hires will learn foundational skills in various key business functional areas necessary to operate effectively in an SME environment

Day 3

  • Joint session between PMETs and their SME supervisors to facilitate interaction and alignment of work expectations, including job descriptions, jobs tasks and expected deliverables

Selected applicants will undergo screening, interview and shortlisting process as determined by the hiring employer.

Employers must commit to working with WSG and the appointed programme manager on necessary administrative matters related to the CCP.

WSG’s Funding to Employers

Standard Rate

Enhanced Rate

Salary Support Up to 70% of monthly salary for CCP training duration (capped at $4,000 per month)

Up to 90% of monthly salary for CCP training duration (capped at $6,000 per month)

For Singapore Citizen (SC) trainees who are unemployed and actively seeking employment for six months or more, and/or SC trainees aged 40 years and above in the year of commencement of the CCP.

Contact details

For SMEs looking to apply for the CCP for SME Executives with WAF, you can reach out to WAF by registering your interest here or reach out to them at the following contact details:

Workforce Advancement Federation Ltd (WAF)

Email: ccp.sme@waf.org.sg

Contact: 6956 6288

For individuals looking to apply for roles under the CCP for SME Executives, kindly click on the ‘Apply’ button on the top of this page.

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