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Professionals, Managers, Executives & Technicians (PMETs) are set to form the majority of our local workforce in the years ahead, it is therefore imperative to have more attention and resources dedicated to assist local PMETs to remain employable. SMEs can offer many interesting and challenging career opportunities for PMETs, a fact that is often not known to some job seekers.
With support from the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA), the Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) has been appointed as the Programme Manager to administer the Place-and-Train (PnT) Programme for SMEs and PMETs under P-Max.
P-Max, an enhanced Place-and-Train programme (PnT Programme) will help participating SMEs to better cope with the challenges of talent recruitment, development and retention in a tight labour market. P-Max will place PMETs in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and facilitate the entry of PMETs into suitable SME jobs.
Under P-Max @ SMF, participating SMEs and PMETs will benefit in the following ways:
- Job-seeking PMETs will be matched into suitable positions in SMEs,
- Training will be provided for supervisors or HR representatives from the SMEs and their newly-hired PMETs (Up to 90% course fee subsidised by WDA)
- Post-training follow-up with SME supervisors and their newly-trained PMET personnel for a period of six months, and
- One-time Assistance Grant of $5,000 for SMEs who successfully retain their newly-hired PMETs for six months.
The Assistance Grant of S$5,000 is also applicable to SMEs who recently hired a PMET for not more than three months prior to enrolment into the programme