Singapore Government Grant: Mid Career Training Programs
A large part of Singapore’s business-friendly regime is due to the abundance of grants and incentives available to Singapore businesses.
This years budget introduces new measures and initiatives to support enterprise capability building, groom a pipeline of global-ready talent, as well strengthen our business ecosystem for local enterprises to find success.
You can benefit from grant, tax and loan support to defray the cost of large-scale deployment of automation solutions and investing on employees skill enhancement training programs. There are six grants that individual and companies can tap on to grow their businesses by investing on skills futures which is what we refer to as LifeSkillsNutrition.
Mid-life career changers often consider returning to school. Here are 3 reasons why you might consider getting an MBA... and when you might consider an alternative approach to growing your career..
(1) Supplementing skills in a field where you are already successful.
An MBA degree has become extremely popular as a second degree to supplement an existing specialty. For instance, nurses and doctors are seeking business knowledge in such large numbers that some universities have created special programs for them.
This option makes sense if you can use the knowledge immediately and you can pay for the program comfortably. If you are not self-employed, make sure your employer or the employment marketplace will reward your efforts.
(2) Using an MBA degree to find a new career in a totally different field.
"Nathan," was employed by a firm that marketed business seminars. He wanted to work for a nonprofit firm that promoted green business. He couldn't see how to make the leap so he thought, "Why not an MBA?"
Nathan needs to talk to at least 6 people who work in firms like the one he wants to join. He needs to target employees at sufficiently high levels in this firm, asking how they achieved their positions. He may find that firms in this field look for MBAs from specific schools, with specific majors and/or with specific experience.
Most important, if you choose an MBA for career change, make sure your program allows networking with other students. Once I taught a class in an Executive MBA program when one participant lost her job. Her resume landed on the desk of a classmate who recognized her and moved her application to the top of the pile.
(3) Using an MBA to get promoted within your own company.
"Susan" worked for a medium-sized company. She couldn't understand why her promotions were blocked. Her bosses told her she needed marketing courses. When she completed her marketing courses, they said she needed finance...and maybe an MBA.
Susan needs to figure out if she really needs all this training or if her bosses are finding creative ways to turn her down, over and over again.
Generally you need to look at your company's history. Sometimes an MBA from just about anywhere will give you a leg up the corporate ladder. But you have to think more broadly. Even with an MBA, you are not protected from company politics and downsizing. Consider what you would do if you had to take your MBA elsewhere. Would you still be recognized?
Communication Skills Training: Courses and Seminars to Improve Your Communication Skills
The talents in Individuals, the Startups & the SMEs are the powerhouses of Singapore. The comprise of almost two-thirds of the Singaporean workforce. The authorities really try to support these entities to encourage them to participate and learn through subsided training programs. The Government grants for Singapore companies are to help the entities overcome all obstacles in their growth, not only for workforce in their mid-careers but also for college graduates and interns who are just starting out.
One such key training at LifeSkillsNutrition we advocate to our readers is business development through digital marketing as its the future of all businesses.
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