Place and Train Programme

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Place and Train Programme

Professional Conversion Programmes (PCPs) are career conversion programmes for mid-career PMETs (Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians), to undergo skills conversion and move into new occupations or sectors that have good prospects and opportunities for progression.

Under Workforce Singapore Adapt and Grow initiative, TaF.tc offers PCP Place and Train for Fashion and Textile Professionals. The Programme is aimed at equipping PMETs to take on job roles in the fashion and textile sector and its related industries. The PMET is hired by a participating company before undergoing training to take on a new job role.

 

Companies and individuals who wish to participate in the PCP must meet certain criteria as stipulated by Workforce Singapore. 

 

Eligibility checklist for participating company

  1. Registered or incorporated in Singapore
  2. Must be able to offer employment directly related to the job which the PCP is for, with remuneration that is commensurate with the market rate
  3. Commit to the PCP training arrangements for the PMETs that they have selected
  4. Be committed to work with WSG or TaF.tc on the necessary administrative matters related to the programmes
  5. Must show at least $10,000 paid up capital in ACRA bizfile. 
    Otherwise the company must submit the latest audited financial report or bank statement for assessment of company’s ability to sustain the employment. 

 

Eligibility checklist for individual/candidate

  1. Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident
  2. Minimum 21 years old
  3. Graduated or completed National Service, for at least 2 yearswhichever is later
  4. Must be a PMET - holds at least a Diploma qualification or has worked in a supervisory role
  5. Must have had at least 1 full-time job paying employer CPF before embarking on PCP
  6. New job role trained for under the PCP should be substantially different from previous job role(s), hence requiring reskilling for career conversion

 

Individuals to be excluded from participating in PCP

  1. Individuals who are on SSG suspension list
  2. Individuals with connections to the PCP participating company
    • Shareholder of PCP company or of its related companies
    • Individuals who are related to the owners of the PCP company
    • Immediate ex-staff of the PCP company or related entities.

 

PCP Salary Support

Companies hiring new talents under PCP will receive government salary support.

SALARY SUPPORT CRITERIA AND REIMBURSEMENT

Funding

Category/ Component

Normal disbursement

Current disbursement during JGI period (for new hires between 1 Mar 2021
to 30 Sep 2021)

Salary Support for New

Standard Rate:

Standard Rate:

Hires on PCP

Below age 40

Below age 40

 

Up to 70% of Monthly Salary

Up to 35% of Monthly Salary

 

(capped at $4,000 per month

(capped at $2,000 per month

 

during training period)

during training and retention

 

 

period)

 

Enhanced Rate:

Aged 40 and above, or Long-term unemployed Singaporean

 

Up to 90% Monthly Salary

(capped at $6,000 per month
during training period)

Enhanced Rate:

Aged 40 and above, or Long-term unemployed Singaporean

 

Up to 45% Monthly Salary

(capped at $3,000 per month
during training and retention period)

 

 

Duration of salary support

6 months

12 months

 

Total PCP salary support during JGI period will be the same as before JGI but now spread out over 12 months instead of 6 months.

Companies that hire PCP candidates during Job Growth Incentive (JGI) period from 1 September 2020 - 30 September 2021 will receive additional salary support if they meet the eligibility criteria.
 

 

Phase 1

Phase 2

 

Qualifying window

New local hires from Sep 2020 - Feb 2021

New local hires from Mar 2021- Sep 2021

 

Non-mature

Up to 25% of first $5,000 for 12 months

Up to 25% of first $5,000 for 12 months

 

Mature, PwDs, ex­ offenders

For gross monthly wages paid in Sep 2020 - Feb 2021, up to 50% of first $5000

For gross monthly wages paid in Mar 2021 onwards, up to 50% of first $6,000

Support will be provided for 18 months

Up to 50% of first $6,000 for 18 months

 
 
 
 
 

 

More detail can be found at:
https://www.iras.gov.sg/irashome/Schemes/Businesses/Jobs-Growth-Incentive--JGI-/

For more info about TaF.tc's PCP course bundles, click here.

PCP for Fashion and Textile Professional on MyCareersFuture Portal:
https://conversion.mycareersfuture.gov.sg/Portal/ProgramDetails.aspx?ProgID=P00000207

*Contact us at miriam@taftc.org for further information. Terms and Condition applies.