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Capability Transfer Programme (CTP)

The Capability Transfer Programme (CTP) supports pervasive innovation throughout the economy and building of deep capabilities in our local workforce. It is available for companies/associations/professional bodies that aim to speed up the transfer of global capabilities into Singapore to support.



Funding support for the CTP can include components such as:

  • Salary support for foreign specialist, local specialist (if trained by foreign specialist or trained overseas) conducting follow-on training in Singapore, or local trainees sent overseas; and/or
  • Attachment-related costs such as airfare and Cost of Living Allowances; and/or
  • Venue costs for foreign specialists conducting training in Singapore (for industry-level projects); and/or
  • Equipment costs (for industry-level projects).

Details on supportable categories may be found in the Factsheet here.


To qualify, companies/associations/professional bodies must be locally registered or incorporated, and operating in Singapore.

Critical information

The CTP aims to improve local-foreign workforce complementarity, by facilitating transfer of capabilities from foreign specialists to locals with the objectives of encouraging:

  • A culture of pervasive capabilities transfer across all sectors and entities; and
  • Companies / associations / professional bodies to develop and acquire new capabilities in Singapore by ensuring that there is a sufficient supply of Singaporeans with the requisite skillsets.

All project proposals will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration:

  • Our existing local capability gaps;
  • The potential impact of the transfer of capabilities to locals; and
  • Linkage of the project to the industry as a whole.
What to expect when applying
To apply, you can get in touch with Workforce Singapore (WSG) here or click on the "Apply Now" button below.
Useful links

Visit this site for more details: WSG - Capability Transfer Programme 

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