On the late afternoon of 21 Sept 2012 (Fri), ASPRI conducted its seminar on Government Assistance Programmes at the Secretariat’s Boardroom.
The event was an engaging and informative one as Executive Director of ASPRI Secretariat Mr. Lim Jit Say gave a detailed presentation of the various schemes available by the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS), SPRING Singapore, the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) and the International Enterprise (IE) Singapore. Manager in Manufacturing & Construction Division of WDA Ms. Ang Jing Mei, accompanied by Ms. Shannon Lee, was also present to present the schemes made available by her agency.
Schemes such as the Capability Development Scheme (CDS), Innovation Voucher Scheme (IVS), International Marketing Activities Programme (iMAP) and the Enhanced Productivity Innovation Credit (PIC) were made explained. Thereafter, attendees had a chance to ask questions and voice out difficulties faced in their daily operations, and how these funds made available can relieve them of it.
The Association hopes to continue its outreach to its members to inform them the grants and schemes made available by the government through such interactive platforms.