Energy Training Fund

The Energy Training Fund aims to build a strong core of Singaporean technical professionals in the Power sector with the requisite skills to meet industry needs.

It supports the following areas:

(A) Development of new training programmes.

Qualifying cost items for co-funding may include the costs of course development, and the purchase of training equipment and learning aids.

Information Description

Who is it for

Power-related training providers

Funding Quantum

Up to 50% of qualifying costs

Key Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must be a power-related training provider approved by EMA. To be an EMA-approved training provider, it must fulfill the following criteria:

  • The training provider is a registered business entity in Singapore.
  • It has a Technical Committee comprising industry experts to provide guidance and direction to develop power-related training programme that is relevant to industry needs.
  • It has adequate facilities and equipment in place to meet the training needs of the Power sector.
  • It has a sufficient pool of qualified trainers, assessors and curriculum developers who are subject matter experts in the Power sector.

The proposed new training programme must:

  • Not have received funding/financial assistance from other government agencies.
  • Be directly relevant to the Power sector.
  • Be aligned with the National Energy Competency Framework (NECF), i.e. the programme must be able to identify and address the competency gap with reference made to the NECF.  Proposed programmes in electricity/gas related areas not covered under the NECF may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Include a mandatory post-course assessment to test trainees’ understanding and competency.
The trainer must have relevant industry experience and, knowledge in the area of the proposed training programme, and is approved by the Training Provider’s Technical Committee.


(B) Training grants to co-fund course fees for Singaporean workers from the Power sector

Training grants will be provided through approved training providers to the Power sector licensees for each Singaporean worker attending the training programmes approved by EMA.

Information Description

Who is it for

Applicable for Singaporean worker employed by a Power sector licensee.

Note: Training grants will be offered through approved training providers to the Power sector licensees.

Funding Quantum

Up to 70% of qualifying costs

Key Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must be a power-related training provider approved by EMA.  To be an EMA-approved training provider, it must fulfill the following criteria:

  • The training programme must be approved by EMA. 
  • The trainee must be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident.
  • The trainee must not be receiving any other grants from other government agencies for the same programme.
  • The trainee must be employed by a Power sector licensee (i.e. electricity, gas and district cooling) regulated by EMA. Trainees who are employed by non-licensees may be considered on a case-by-case basis, on the condition that the trainee is supported by a licensee company.

For more information on the Energy-Training Fund, please email us at: EMA_HumanCapital@ema.gov.sg

 

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