Career Conversion Programmes benefit employers

Last updated on 16 September 2022

Companies looking to top up their talent pool can participate in the Career Conversion Programme (CCP) administered by Workforce Singapore (WSG). The CCPs target mid-career individuals to undergo skills conversion and move into new jobs or sectors with better growth prospects.

WGS administers close to 100 CCPs for individuals to gain industry-recognised training and widen the pool of candidates for companies.

There are three modes of CCPs:

Place-and-Train: A mid-career individual is hired by a participating employer before undergoing training to take on a new job role.

Attach-and-Train: A mid-career individual is provided with training and work attachments, before job placement, through industry partners in growth sectors with good future job opportunities.

Redeployment / Job Redesign (JR) Reskilling: Targeted at companies undergoing business transformation and where their existing workers are at risk of redundancy or in vulnerable jobs due to the transformation. These workers will be provided training to take on new job roles or redesigned roles within the same company.

Companies can tap on government grants to offset the cost of training and salary support when training eligible mid-career individuals under CCPs. There are also schemes for JR for companies undergoing business transformation. With the many schemes in place, companies wishing to be part of CCPs can approach companies that provide HR and payroll services and grant assistance to Singapore companies.