Updated: 11/22/2012 19:45

WDA and SNEF launch new manufacturing plan to help SMEs upgrade their workforce



WDA and SNEF launch new manufacturing plan to help SMEs upgrade their workforce

The Workforce Development Agency (WDA) and the Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) have jointly launched a manufacturing plan for learning and advancement to help manufacturing firms, in particular, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) further upgrade their workforce. 

Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Lee Yi Shyan says WDA has set side 3.8million dollars for the programme aimed at benefiting more than 1,300 workers over two years. 

The target groups are the rank-and-file, and professionals, managers and executives (PMEs). 

The assistance from WDA will help the firms in the areas of developing human resource systems, align their in-house training to the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualification or WSQ system, and provide firms with more course subsidies when they send their workers for training. 

Mr Lee says the plan has so far attracted 30 companies, 22 of whom are SMEs. 

He was speaking after visiting food products manufacturing company Golden Bridge Foods in Senoko.

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