14 April 2016 - Over 300 awards from Government agencies under the Ministry of Communications and Information will open for applications from 15 April 2016 to 14 June 2016.
The applications for the SkillsFuture Study Awards for the Infocomm, Media and Design sectors will open from 15 April 2016 to 14 June 2016.
Announced by Minister for Communications and Information, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim at the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI)'s Committee of Supply Debate 2016, the SkillsFuture Study Award encourages Singaporeans to take ownership of their own skills upgrading, in order to deepen specialist skills needed by future economic growth sectors.
A total of 310 SkillsFuture Study Awards will be available for application by Singaporeans who are in their early to mid-stages of their career and are interested in deepening their skills in the Infocomm, Media and Design sectors. These include:
150 awards from the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA);
70 awards from the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) and;
90 awards from the DesignSingapore Council (Dsg).
Each award, valued at S$5,000, can be used to defray the recipients' out-of-pocket training expenses for their courses. The award is bond-free and can be used on top of existing Government course fee subsidies.
The SkillsFuture Study Award is open for applications by Singaporeans, and nominations by employers at http://www.skillsfuture.sg/studyawards. Interested applicants should check the sector-specific pages for the Infocomm, Media and Design sectors respectively for the eligibility criteria. Applicants should:
Have at least three years of working experience in the relevant sector
Not be a previous recipient of any SkillsFuture Study Award
Please refer to Annex A for more information on the supported courses, eligibility criteria and evaluation process for the sectoral SkillsFuture Study Awards.
Applications are to be submitted via the SkillsFuture portal at http://www.skillsfuture.sg/studyawards.
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About Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA)
The Media Development Authority of Singapore (www.mda.gov.sg) promotes the growth of globally competitive film, television, radio, publishing, games, animation and interactive digital media industries. It also regulates the media sector to safeguard the interests of consumers, and promotes a connected society. MDA is a statutory board under the Ministry of Communications and Information (www.mci.gov.sg).