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Enhanced Training Support and Absentee Payroll

The Enhanced Training Support Package (ETSP) is part of the Stabilisation and Support Package and supplementary Resilience Budget announced by Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat. It seeks to help companies in affected sectors tide over the economic impact of the pandemic and to help them position themselves for subsequent recovery. Companies in non-affected sectors are also eligible for 50% – 90% existing course fees subsidies.

Enhanced Absentee Payroll (EAP) at 90% of hourly basic salary, capped at $10 per hour now covers all sectors. All companies are now eligible to tap on the benefit.

A) Enhanced Training Support Package

Companies will enjoy subsidies of up to 90% of the course fees when they sponsor their employees for CAT-A or CAT-B SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) funded courses.

 Sector Funding Levels
Affected Sectors

Affected Sectors includes Enterprises (SMEs & non-SMEs) in the below sectors:

  • Tourism
  • Air transport
  • Retail
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
  • Food Services
  • Land Transport


Up to 90% Course Fees Subsidy For Approved Courses
Non-Affected Sectors

Non-affected Sectors includes Enterprises (SMEs & non-SMEs) not mentioned in the Affected Sectors.

50% – 90% Existing Course Fees Subsidy Apply
To find out more about the SSG CAT Funding available for your company, please talk to your NTUC LHUB Accounts Manager.
B) Increased Absentee Payroll Cap (from 1st May 2020)

In addition to higher course fee funding, all sectors (SMEs or Non-SMEs) can also claim absentee payroll funding of 90% of basic hourly salary or cap at $10.

Talk to your NTUC LHUB Accounts Manager to find out more

​How Has ETSP & EAP Helped Companies?

To better illustrate how ETSP & EAP helped some of our affected sectors’ customers, check out our infographic below which showcases real-life examples. Actual company names are made confidential.

How ETSP and EAP helped our customers in the Hotel and Retail sectors:

How EAP helped our customers in the Aerospace sector:

Learn more about how ETSP and EAP can help you today!

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