The government of Singapore has launched a ‘Translation Talent Development Scheme’, which offers recipients a bond-free subsidy of up to 90% of costs –  capped at SGD 10,000 (USD 7,647) per awardee – for training and courses related to translation, interpretation and language technology. The purpose of this scheme is to encourage local translators and interpreters to upgrade their skills as well as “groom the next generation of translation talents.”

The scheme is open to “Singaporean translation & interpretation practitioners from the private sector with at least 3 years of combined experience in translation and/or interpretation and with good work performance.”

Located in South-east Asia under the equator line, Singapore is a tropical city-state with a population of 5.6 million and a land area of just 720 square kilometres (278 square miles). It does, however, have a vibrant and competitive economy, with a GDP of USD 513.7bn and a GDP per capita of USD 90,500 (PPP).