Training@MaritimeSingapore

Activity: Short Courses

Scope

Types of courses

  • Maritime-related courses, seminars or conferences
  • For the following courses, only maritime employees would be eligible for MCF co-funding:
  • IT skills*
  • Data analytics*
  • Green Technology with maritime focus*
  • Soft skills customised for the maritime industry

*Courses must be listed in SkillsFuture course directory

Who can qualify

  • Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • Employees sponsored by business entities/organisations registered or incorporated in Singapore. They must not be receiving any other form of financial assistance from another government body for the same course
  • Self-sponsored individuals may apply
  • Attain at least 75% attendance at the course

How much

  • 50% / 70%* / 90%* co-funding of the course fee (excluding GST)

*Co-funding level of 70% / 90% is applicable for selected courses till 31 December 2018.  With effect from 1 Jan 2019, co-funding level will be 70% for selected courses.

How to apply (for participants)

How to apply for course pre-approval (for training service providers)

  • To request top up of approved funding (only applicable for courses that have been approved by MCF Secretariat in the same year), submit Application Form for Top Up at least 7 working days before course commencement date

Other information

For participants

  • All funds will be reimbursed after completion of the course, through the Training Service Provider.

For Training Service Providers

  • Training programme must be well-structured (i.e. with lesson plans and specific performance objectives)
  • Training programme must be conducted in Singapore
  • Training programme must not have commenced prior to application
  • Orientation and induction programmes are not supportable
  • Training Service Provider is required to submit the claim on behalf of all eligible participants, no later than 1 month after completion of the course

Approval is subject to the fulfilment of all eligibility criteria. MPA reserves the right to reject any application or claim in the event of failure from participants/businesses to comply or observe any of the eligibility criteria.

Activity: Certifiable Courses

Scope

Types of courses

  • Maritime-related courses
  • For the following courses, only maritime employees would be eligible for MCF co-funding:
  • IT skills*
  • Data analytics*
  • Green technology with maritime focus*
  • Soft skills customised for the maritime industry
  • Executive leadership courses^

*Courses must be listed in SkillsFuture course directory.

^For local courses, Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply. For overseas courses, Singapore Citizens may apply.

Who can qualify

  • Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • Employees sponsored by business entities/organisations registered or incorporated in Singapore. They must not be receiving any other form of financial assistance from another government body for the same course
  • Self-sponsored individuals may apply
  • Participants must successfully complete the programme and be awarded with the certification

How much

  • 90%* co-funding of the course/tuition fee (excluding GST), subject to a cap

*With effect from 1 Jan 2019, co-funding level will be 70%.

How to apply (for participants)

How to apply for course pre-approval (for training service providers/institutes of higher learning)

How to claim

  • Submit a copy of the awarded certification and proof of payment to mcf@mpa.gov.sg upon completion of the course, and no later than 3 months after the end of the course
  • Participants who have received MCF support are obligated to serve the maritime industry for 1 year after the course completion

Approval is subject to the fulfilment of all eligibility criteria. MPA reserves the right to reject any application or claim in the event of failure from participants/businesses to comply or observe any of the eligibility criteria.

Activity: In-House Training

Scope

  • Well-structured in-house training programme conducted in Singapore for employees to gain knowledge and experience in maritime domains

Types of courses

  • Maritime-related courses
  • IT skills
  • Data analytics
  • Green technology with maritime focus
  • Soft skills customised for the maritime industry

Duration

  • Locally-based trainer: at least 1 day
  • Overseas-based trainer: min. 3 working days to 6 months

Who can apply

  • Maritime businesses/organisations registered or incorporated in Singapore, and not receiving any other form of financial assistance from another government body for the same in-house training programme
  • Training programme should be conducted by an instructor and in the form of a workshop/lecture
  • At least 25% of the trainees (employees) must be Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents

How much

  • 70%* co-funding of qualifying costs (i.e. professional fees and economy return airfare/subsistence allowance for overseas-based trainers), subject to a cap

*With effect from 1 Jan 2019, co-funding level will be 50%.  

How to apply

How to claim

  • Submit a certified true copy of the attendance sheet and the trainer’s invoice to mcf@mpa.gov.sg upon completion of the programme, and no later than 3 months after the end of the programme

Approval is subject to the fulfilment of all eligibility criteria. MPA reserves the right to reject any application or claim in the event of failure from participants/businesses to comply or observe any of the eligibility criteria.

For more information on the Maritime Cluster Fund, please contact the MCF Secretariat:     
Email:   mcf@mpa.gov.sg     

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore   
460 Alexandra Road   
#19-00 PSA Building   
Singapore 119963

Ms Bernice Chey, Tel: (+65) 6375 1923     
Ms Susan Gan, Tel: (+65) 6375 1922  
Ms Aidil Suraya, Tel: (+65) 6375 1903