Singapore Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat emphasised in this year’s Budget that it is important for us to look beyond our shores.
Said Mr Heng:
He announced that current local and overseas internship programmes will be combined into a single Global Ready Talent Programme for students in institutes of higher learning.
This programme will also have enhanced funding support for students interning overseas with Singapore firms.
High-growth Singapore firms will also receive support to send Singaporeans with up to three years of working experience, for postings in key markets such as South-east Asia, China, and India.
Centres of Innovation for Aquaculture and Energy sectors will also be set up.