The objective of the SME Training Partners Scheme (SMETAP) is to enhance the momentum of retraining and skills upgrading of the workforce among SME employers. PSMB and approved training providers will partner to provide relevant training to SMEs employers through this scheme. Training fees will be paid directly to training providers who are approved partners and the amount would be debited to employers’ levy accounts in accordance with procedures prescribed. This would benefit employers, as no upfront payment needs to be incurred.
Training programmes offered is in-line with the training needs to be identified by industry training committees, core competencies identified by industry brainstorming groups and consultant studies. All proposals submitted by training partners will be considered and approved by a committee headed by the Chief Executive/Deputy Chief Executive of PSMB.
Training Partners who wish to participate in the SMETAP programme need to fulfil the following criteria:-