Singapore Budget 2019: More funding and chances for people to work and learn overseas
SINGAPORE – More will be done to prepare and develop people to seize opportunities to make full use of Singapore’s position as a regional and global hotbed for research, innovation and enterprise, said Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat on Monday (Feb 18).
And Singapore will continue to build global partnerships, so that local firms and people can forge new areas of collaboration with the international innovation community, he added.
“We are partnering firms to invest in our people, including young Singaporeans, to provide them with opportunities to gain working experience abroad,” said Mr Heng.
He said the current local and overseas internship programmes will also be combined into a single Global Ready Talent Programme (GRTP). This programme will have more funding for students at institutes of higher learning who plan to intern overseas with Singaporean firms.