Government Programmes & Support Schemes for SMEs


Learn about the various government grants and business tools and solutions that SMEs (Small Medium Enterprises) here in Singapore can tap on, and find out how you can develop Human Capital Capabilities and sustain your business in the labour-tight market.

Officers from the SME Centre@ Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SMCCI), SME Portal, Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) and Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) will also be on hand to answer your questions.


9.00: Registration
9.30: Welcome Address by TWC
9.40: Presentation by SMCCI on Developing Human Capital Capabilities in SMEs
10.10: Presentation by NCS on SMEportal.sg – Your first stop of Business Information
10.40: Networking Tea-Break
10.55: Presentation by WDA on Adapt & Growth Initiatives
11.25: Presentation by SNEF on P-Max Place-and-Train Programme
11.55: Booth interaction and 1-1 Consultation
12.30: End

Linton Warren Ng (Senior Business Advisor, Developing Human Capital Capabilities in SMEs)

The SME Centre @ Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SMECentre@SMCCI) was set up as part of an initiative of SPRING Singapore in 2006 and offers a comprehensive range of advisory and business services to Singapore-based enterprises at no charge. At this event, SMECentre@SMCCI will be sharing on iSPRINT (Increase SME Productivity with Infocomm Adoption & Transformation). iSPRINT allows SMEs to seek and gain support to enhance their business capabilities for business growth and sustainability.

David Yap (Digital Strategy Consultant, SME Portal)

Serving the business community Since 2006 as the EnterpriseOne Portal, The SME Portal is the first stop for Singapore SME owners and aspiring entrepreneurs looking for information, tools and services that can help them build sustainable and competitive businesses. Through collaborations between SPRING Singapore, government agencies and over 60 industry partners, the Portal now offers useful government and commercial information and services for SMEs at various business stages. This includes centralised information on government assistance schemes, industry insights and exclusive offers on business solutions. The SME Portal also serves as a point of access to key government e-services such as GeBiz Alerts and other commercial resources.

Lionel Chan (Principal Manager, Assisting employers to be manpower lean and develop a strong Singaporean core)

SMEs could develop a strong Singaporean core in a manpower-lean economy through enhanced programmes under Adapt & Grow announced by the Ministry of Manpower. In addition to sharing on employment facilitation assistance for SMEs, WDA will share on a cost free way to assess job seekers suitability via a short term, on-the-job training under Reskilling for Jobs Programme – Work Trial before offering permanent positions to unemployed locals. To assist mature Singaporeans PMETs who may face greater challenges in securing a job, WDA will also present on the Career Support Programme (CSP). The CSP encourages employers to tap on the wealth of experience that mature Singaporean PMETs can bring to the workplace. Employers who employ mature workers, who have been unemployed for six months or more, in mid-level jobs that pay at least $4000, will be given wage support.

Shaun Hou (Deputy Director, P-Max Place and Train Programme)

The Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) will introduce the P-Max Place-and-Train Programme which aims to facilitate the entry of PMETs into suitable SME jobs and help SMEs better cope with the challenges of talent recruitment in an increasingly tight labour market. Upon successful completion of the programme, SMEs will be eligible for a one-time Assistance Grant of $5,000.

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Thu Sep 15, 2016
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM SGT
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