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iBuildSG Building Specialist Sponsorship (BSS)

What Is It?

The iBuildSG Building Specialist Sponsorship (BSS) programme is offered by BCA, in collaboration with industry firms, to help firms to attract and retain locals in jobs at the foreman and supervisor level in higher value-adding trades in the built environment sector.

  • The sponsor firm will provide employment to the sponsored employee for 3 years.
  • The sponsor firm will pay a minimum basic monthly salary of $1,850 in the first year, $2,100 in the second year and $2,300 in the third year to the sponsored employee.
  • The sponsoring firm will provide the sponsored employee with a structured On-Job-Training (OJT) and an upgrading opportunity through BCA-approved part-time training courses.
  • BCA will provide an incentive of $5,000 per year per sponsored employee, to the sponsor firm, subject to fulfilment of BSS programme terms and conditions.

Who is it for?

Industry firms which are keen to sponsor existing employees with less than 3 consecutive years of experience in the Built Environment (BE) [under Foreman / Specialist Development Phase] or with more than 3 consecutive years of experience in the BE [under Supervisor / Principal Specialist Development Phase] for any of the following part-time course as listed below:

    Foreman/Specialist Development

    Plumbing Track:

  • Part-time Nitec in Technology, Facility Technology (Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration)
  • Electrical Track:

  • Part-time Nitec in Technology, Facility Technology (Mechanical & Electrical Services)
  • Part-time Nitec in Technology, Facility Technology (Vertical Transportation)
  • Part-time Nitec in Mechatronics
  • Structural Track:

  • National Building Qualification (NBQ) and
  • Higher National Building Qualification (H.NBQ) offered at the BCA Academy
  • Supervisor/ Principal Specialist Development

    Plumbing Track:

  • National Building Qualification (NBQ) and
  • Higher National Building Qualification (H.NBQ) offered at the BCA Academy
  • Electrical Track:

  • National Building Qualification (NBQ) and
  • Higher National Building Qualification (H.NBQ) offered at the BCA Academy
  • Part-time Higher Nitec in Facility Management
  • Part-time Higher Nitec in Technology (Mechatronics Engineering)
  • Part-time Technical Diploma in Mechanical & Electrical Services Supervision)
  • Part-time Technical Diploma in Vertical Transportation (in process)
  • Part-time Diploma in Engineering (Power Engineering)
  • Crane Operation

    • Crawler Crane Operation Course
    • Mobile Crane (Truck Mounted) Operation Course
    • Tower Crane (Saddle Jib) Operation Course
    • Tower Crane (Luffing Jib) Operation Course
    • 3.5 / 5 Days Bridging Courses for Crane Operators

    How much?

    Phase 1 (Foreman-Supervisor Development):

    • The sponsor firm will pay a minimum basic monthly salary of $1,850 in the first year and $2,100 in the second year, and $2,300 in the third year to the sponsored employee.
    • The sponsor firm will enrol and sponsor the sponsored employee in BCA-approved part-time training courses.
    • BCA will provide an incentive of $5,000 per year per sponsored employee, to the sponsor firm, subject to fulfilment of BSS programme terms and conditions.

    How to apply ?

    Industry firms who are keen to sponsor Building Specialist Sponsorship (BSS) programme should complete the application form and return to BCA. The application form can be downloaded here.

    For enquiries, please contact:
    Mr Herman Rizal
    Email: Herman_RIZAL@bca.gov.sg