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Saturday, July 04, 2009
SPUR = Skills Programme for Upgrading & Resilience
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SPUR or Skills Programme for Upgrading and Resilience, is an enhanced funding support scheme developed by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) in consultation with the tripartite partners including the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and the Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF).
The programme is a national response to help Singaporeans cope with manpower challenges as we enter a period of slower economic growth due to the global financial crisis.
SPUR leverages on the extensive CET training system built up over the years to scale up training programmes to help companies and workers during the current economic downturn and build stronger manpower capabilities for the recovery. It brings together a full range of skills upgrading programmes covering over 800 courses for companies and workers to tap on over the next two years from 1 Dec 2008.
SPUR or Skills Programme for Upgrading and Resilience ~ is an enhanced financial support scheme developed by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) in consultation with tripartite partners, Ministry of Manpower (MOM), National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and the Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF). Leveraging on the extensive CET training system built over the years to scale up training programmes, SPUR brings together the full range of skills upgrading programmes with enhanced financial support that companies and workers can tap on over the next two years.
SPUR For Employers
SPUR encourages companies affected by declining business to retain workers by sending them for training, as opposed to retrenching them. This will help employers to save on manpower costs, better manage their excess manpower during the downturn and at the same time, upgrade their workers to strengthen business competitiveness for the upturn.
SPUR For Workers
SPUR aims to redeploy unemployed workers as well as help in-employment workers to up-skill for new and better jobs. Employed and unemployed workers no longer need to wait for their employers to send them for training, as they can now sign up for training at CET Centres directly.