Updated: 11/08/2012 03:51

$13 million training fund for oil, petrochemical, energy and chemical sectors



$13 million training fund for oil, petrochemical, energy and chemical sectors


Local workers in the oil, petrochemical, energy and chemical sectors can expect better salaries as they get more help to upgrade their skills.

$13 million has been set aside to train Singaporean workers in these sectors, which have been facing key challenges.

The government will commit to the fund over the next three years.

The fund provides allowances and subsidies for companies to attract and upgrade Singaporean workers.

It will also help companies develop training programmes and enhance the employees' progression from technical to engineering positions.

It is expected to benefit some one thousand technical professionals.

The National Trades Union Congress said it has been difficult to attract new entrants into the sectors, despite competitive pay and prospects.

It also introduced a progressive wage model today to help workers earn higher pay throughout their careers.

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