Workfare Training Support (WTS)

Workfare Training Support (WTS) Scheme was introduced in 2010 to help older (35 years old and above), lower wage Singaporeans (earning not more than $2,000 per month) upgrade their skills through training, thereby improving their employability, upgrade to better jobs and earn more. 

Workfare Training Support (WTS) Scheme - Individuals

Individuals must meet the following criteria to be eligible for 95% Course Fee Funding

  • Singapore Citizen;
  • Be a Workfare Income Supplement (WIS) recipient (proof of eligibility status is required);
  • Aged 35 & above;
  • Earned a monthly income of not more than $2,000
  • Have signed up for a Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) courses – Click HERE for list of WSQ courses
  •  Attained minimum 75% attendance and deemed 100% competent in all Assessments/Exams
Eligible Singaporeans will enjoy Training allowance per hour of $4.50 course fee funding sign up for any WTS qualifying courses

To be eligible to claim for Training Allowance, trainee must achieve the following criteria:

  • At least 75% course attendance;
  • Deemed 100% competent in all Assessments/Exams
  • Be employed in a job / sector relevant to your training
Individuals can apply for training allowance at WDA Career Centre at the Community Development Councils (CDCs) up to 30 days after course starts.

Alternatively, individuals may also apply for funding at the five Self-Help Groups and NTUC.

  • Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP)
  • Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC)
  • Eurasian Association (EA)
  • Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA)
  • Yayasan Mendaki
  • National Trades Union Congress (NTUC)
When applying for training allowance, eligible Singaporeans are to bring the following documents.

  • WTS notification letter
  • Workfare Income Supplement (WIS) payout notification letter
  • Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) tax notification letter
  • SingPost receipt for CPF income declaration
  • Any 1 of your last 3 months’ payslips
  • Employment letter / contract dated not more than 3 months before course registration
For more information on the Workfare Training Support (WTS) scheme, please call the WTS toll free hotline at 1800-222-6622 or visit www.workfare.sg

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