SINGAPORE - OCBC Bank will be giving its 800 permanent non-executive employees a $500 cash top-up to be used for SkillsFuture Credit courses, matching the $500 already given the by Government.
In a statement today (March 28), it said that the top-up, to be credited to the employees' bank accounts together with their April salary, is part of its OCBC FutureReady Programme "in support of the national SkillsFuture movement".
Under the programme, the bank said that 5,000 employees and its subsidiaries can take time off to attend selected courses during office hours. A curated course catalogue shortlisting 120 courses from those available in the SkillsFuture Credit course directory has also been created for employees, OCBC said.
The bank said that the programme addresses three main areas where employees want more support in their training plans: More funding to defray cost, flexibility to attend courses during office hours on weekdays, and guidance in selecting courses.