Professional Conversion Programmes (PCPs)

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

  • Place-and-Train: PMET is hired by a participating employer before undergoing training to take on new job role.
  • Attach-and-Train: PMET is provided with training and work attachments, in advance of job placement, through industry partners in growth sectors with good future job opportunities.

Place and Train PCPs

For Place-and-Train PCPs, WSG funding support will be provided to Employers as shown in Table 1 below.

Employers will co-fund the remaining salary and course fees after WSG subsidies.

Table 1 : Funding Rates for Place-and-Train PCPs

Funding to Employers by WSG

Standard Rate

 Enhanced Rate

(Enhanced) Salary Support

 Up to 70% of monthly salary (capped at $4,000 per month#)

 Up to 90% of monthly salary
(capped at $6,000 per month#)

For Long-term Unemployed1
Singapore Citizen (SC) trainees or mature SC Trainees aged 40 and above

 Course Fee Subsidy

 Up to 70% course fee funding*

 Up to 90% course fee funding*

 For SC/Permanent Resident (PR) trainees sponsored by SMEs or mature SC trainees aged 40 and above

In-house training: Up to $15 per hour

* Funding caps may apply
# Effective 1 April 2017, funding caps may apply

1 Defined as being unemployed and actively seeking employment for six months or more.

Attach and Train PCPs

For Attach-and-Train PCPs, WSG funding support will be provided to Trainees as shown in Table 2.

Table 2 : Funding Rates for Attach-and-Train PCPs

Funding for Trainees by WSG Standard Rate
(for SCs/PRs aged 40 and below)

Enhanced Rate
(For mature SC trainees aged 40 and above)

Course Fee Subsidy Up to 70% course fee funding*

Up to 90% course fee funding*

Training Allowance^

WSG funding of between 50 – 70% of prevailing salary#, capped at $4,000 per month

Co-funding by hosting employer for at least an additional 10% of prevailing salary#

* Funding caps may apply
# Based on jobs the trainee is being prepared for, to be determined by WSG for each AnT programme
^Effective 1 April 2017, funding caps may apply

(Note: Although placement is not mandatory for Attach-and-Train PCPs, employers are strongly encouraged to offer employment to eligible trainees who have met satisfactory training and performance requirements.)

 

To apply, Candidate must fulfil the following criteria:

  • The candidate must be a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident;
  • Minimum 21 years old;
  • Graduated or completed National Service for at least 2 years.

Beyond the general eligibility criteria for PMETS, other course-specific entry criteria and employer-specific shortlisting process may apply for different PCPs.

Concurrently, the participating companies must fulfil the following criteria:

  • The participating company must be registered or incorporated in Singapore;
  • Be committed to work with WSG or its appointed partner on the necessary administrative matters related to the programme.
  • Facilitate recruitment of career switchers to meet employers’ manpower needs
  • Leverage structured industry-recognised training for new PCP hires
  • Help mid-career PMETs to reskill and take on new job roles
  • Substantial Government funding through Course Fee Grant and Salary Support / Training Allowance.

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