CITREP II FUNDING ( More details can be found at http://www.ida.gov.sg/citrep )

Introduction and Objectives  

Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Programme (CITREP) was established by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) since 1996 with the objective to accelerate the development of emerging, critical and specialised infocomm skills to meet Singapore’s infocomm manpower needs.

Under CITREP II, IDA will partner training providers to develop and offer quality infocomm professional development technology courses in areas aligned to build local core of ICT professionals with Smart Nation capabilities.

Training courses and certifications which impart knowledge and skills in the identified skill areas will be evaluated and endorsed under CITREP II. Self-sponsored trainees and organisations sponsoring their employees in these endorsed courses and certifications can apply for CITREP II funding support.

Funding Support

CITREP II supports training courses and certifications that are aligned to the following skills areas:

Skill Areas Training Course and Certification/Assessment Certification Only
Critical Infocomm Skills Not eligible for funding support Up to 50% of the nett payable certification/ assessment fees, capped at $500 per trainee
Emerging Infocomm Skills Up to 50% of the nett payable course and certification/assessment fees, capped at $2,500 per trainee Up to 50% of the nett payable certification/ assessment fees, capped at $500 per trainee
Emerging + Hybrid Infocomm Skills with Project Work Component
(min 30%)
Up to 70% of the nett payable course and certification/assessment fees, capped at $3,500 per trainee Up to 70% of the nett payable certification/ assessment fees, capped at $800 per trainee

Eligibility Criteria for CITREP II Funding Support

Course providers and testing centres are required to submit the courses and certifications for endorsement http://www.eta-i.org/ambien.html under CITREP II. Upon approval, trainees attending the endorsed training courses and certifications are eligible to seek funding support under the CITREP II.

Trainees must:

  • Be a Singapore Citizen, unless otherwise stipulated by IDA.
  • Meet the admission criteria set by the Course Provider or Certification Awarding Body (CAB).
  • Commence the endorsed training courses or certification examinations between 1 May 2014 and 31 March 2015 (or otherwise stipulated by IDA).
  • Be enrolled by the endorsed course providers for their intended courses or certifications before commencement.

For Organisation-Sponsored Trainees

  • The sponsoring organisation must be incorporated or registered in Singapore.
  • Employees of Local Government Agencies are not eligible.
  • However, employees of these organizations can qualify under the self-sponsored category.

For Course and Certification Fees Support

The trainee must complete the course and pass all examinations required by the certification or post-training assessment within 12 months from the course commencement date:

  • With at least 75% attendance of the training course based on the endorsed roadmap;
  • Complete and pass the project work (applicable to Emerging Infocomm Skills with Project Work Component); and,
  • Achieve the final certification status (applicable to certifiable programme only).

For Certification Fees Support

The trainee must pass all examinations required by the certification and achieve the final certification status within 12 months from the commencement date of the first examination. For Emerging Infocomm Skills with Project Work Component, the trainee is required to complete and pass the project work.

For more information, please call us at +65 6635 5590 or enquiry@bridgingminds.net for more details.