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GOVERNMENT DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMMES
TIMES BUSINESS DIRECTORY OF SINGAPORE 2020/2021
Programmes Description Reference
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Talent Assistance (T-Assist)
Talent-Assistance (T-Assist) is an initiative under IMDA’s Media Manpower Plan that aims to strengthen the media capabilities of the local workforce. Under the initiative, funding support is provided to eligible companies and individuals to encourage them to acquire deeper skills and competencies through a list of pre-approved media courses, focusing on courses at intermediate and advanced levels.
Who is it for
• Singaporean Citizens and Permanent Residents
• Companies registered or incorporated in Singapore
Benefits
• Training grant
• Training allowance (For Media Freelancers)
Eligibility Criteria
Sponsoring Organisation
• Registered or incorporated in Singapore
• Trainee must be Singapore Citizen or Singaporean Permanent
Resident
• Trainee must be employed by the company and sponsored by the
company for the training cost
• Trainee must have met 75% attendance of the course
• Trainee must have passed assessment (where applicable)
• SMEs who wish to apply for 90% funding will be defined based on
Enterprise SG definition1 and will be required to submit a declaration form (download a copy of Form T1: Company’s Declaration of SME Status in the “Guides and Forms” section below)
• Government entities are not eligible as sponsoring organisation
Self-sponsored individual
• Trainee must be Singapore Citizen or Singaporean Permanent Resident • Trainee must have met 75% attendance
• Trainee must have passed assessment (where applicable)
Media Freelancer
• Trainee must be Singapore Citizen or Singaporean Permanent Resident
• Trainee must have met 75% attendance of the course
• Trainee must have passed assessment (where applicable)
• Must show evidence (e.g. invoice/receipt from hiring company) of being
contracted in at least one media freelance project performing eligible media job roles in the past six months. Eligible media job roles are defined by the job roles listed in Skills Framework for Media.
Media Freelancer is defined as:
• A person who does not have a contract of service with an employer AND
• Operates his/her own media service business or trade without hiring
any employees; AND
• He/She negotiates his/her terms and benefits with clients, and it is
clearly stated in the contract that it is his/her service as an individual
that is being procured for all intents and purposes; AND
• He/ She can either operate as individuals; OR have an Accounting and
Corporate Regulatory Authority of Singapore (ACRA) - registered entity such as sole proprietorships, Limited Liability Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies, Partnerships, and companies, where such entity does not hire any employees.
IMDA
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