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Workfare Training Support (WTS) Scheme for Individuals

What is WTS?

If you are a Singaporean aged 35  and above and earn not more than $2,000 per month, you can benefit from the Workfare Training Support (WTS) scheme.  Eligible individuals can benefit from up to 95% course fee funding when they sign up for Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) courses

WTS encourages individuals to attend training to upgrade their work skills and improve their employability.

Eligible individuals may receive:

  • Course fee subsidy to lower training costs  
  • Training allowance when training is relevant to their job and individuals had paid for their own training
  • A cash reward for completing training

Benefits of WTS

You can enjoy the following benefits under the improved WTS scheme:

  • 100% funding support for selected basic skills training such as foundational skills in numeracy
  • 95% course fee funding and absentee payroll for a wide range of courses
  • Training allowance of $4.50 per training hour (for those who meet criteria)
  • Receive cash awards of up to $400 per year under the Training Commitment Award (TCA), and up to $1,200 under the Continuing Education and Training Qualification Award (CQA).

From 1 Jan 2018, individuals are only required to make one trip down to any of their preferred WSG's Careers Connect or NTUC's e2i centres within 120 days after the course end date, to apply and submit the claim application. 

How to Apply WTS?

You can apply for training allowance at your nearest SSG Career Centre at the Community Development Councils (CDCs) up to 30 days after course starts.

When signing up for training or applying for funding, please bring your National Registration Identification Card (NRIC) and any of the following documents to demonstrate your eligibility to receive WTS course fee funding:

  • WTS notification letter,
  • Workfare Income Supplement (WIS) payout notification letter,
  • Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) tax notification letter,
  • SingPost receipt for CPF income declaration,
  • Any 1 of your last 3 months’ payslips, and
  • Employment letter / contract dated not more than 3 months before course registration.

More Information

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