INDUSTRY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT : BCA-Industry Built Environment Building Specialist Sponsorship – Crane Operation Programme (BSS-COP)

What Is It?

The BCA-Industry Built Environment Building Specialist Sponsorship- Crane Operation Programme (BSS-COP) is offered by BCA, in collaboration with industry firms, to help firms to attract and retain locals in jobs at the higher value-adding trades in the built environment sector.

The BSS programme is structured in two development stage:

Stage 1
Stage 2
provides a good prospect career and attractive salary for the sponsored employees

BSS-COP Stage 1


– The sponsor firm will provide employment to the sponsored employee for 2 years.
– The sponsor firm will pay a minimum basic monthly salary of $2,000 (tower/crawler crane) or $2,200 (mobile crane) in the first and second year to the sponsored employee.
– The sponsoring firm will provide the sponsored employee with BCA-approved crane training courses, a structured On-Job-Training (OJT) and an upgrading opportunity through value-adding 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.

BSS-COP Stage 2


– The sponsor firm will provide employment to the sponsored employee for 2 years.
– The sponsor firm will pay a minimum basic monthly salary of $2,400 (tower/crawler crane) or $2,500 (mobile crane) in the first and second year to the sponsored employee.
– The sponsoring firm will provide the sponsored employee with BCA-approved crossed crane training courses, a structured On-Job-Training (OJT).
– 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.

Note: For sponsored employees who direct entry in Stage 2, they must possess valid licence of a particular crane operation type with 2 years’ crane operating experience or licence which has expired for more than 3 years. BSS-COP will sponsored those licence expired to retake the licence. For candidate with valid crane licence will be crossed-trained and must be employed to operate the cross-trained crane type.

Who is it for?

Industry firms which are keen to sponsor:

Local to become crane operator or experienced local crane operator who is willing to cross-train to other crane type. The list of crane training courses are shown below:
– Tower Crane (Saddle Jib) Operation Course
– Crawler Crane Operation Course
– Mobile Crane (Truck Mounted) Operation Course
– Luffing Jib Tower Crane Operation Course (value-adding course)
– Signalman & Rigger Course (value-adding course)
– Enhanced Tower Crane Operation Course for HDB Projects (value-adding course)
– Bridging Courses For Crane Operators

How much?

Stage 1:

– The sponsor firm will pay a minimum basic monthly salary of $2,000 (tower/crawler crane) or $2,200 (mobile crane) in the first and second year to the sponsored employee.
– The sponsor firm will enrol and co-sponsor (20% of course fees) the sponsored employee in BCA-approved training courses and assessments.
– 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.

Stage 2:

– The sponsor firm will pay a minimum basic monthly salary of $2,400 (tower/crawler crane) or $2,500 (mobile crane) in the first and second year to the sponsored employee.
– The sponsor firm will enrol and co-sponsor (20% of course fees) the sponsored employee in BCA-approved training courses and assessments.
– 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 keen to sponsor BSS-COP programme should complete the application form and return to BCA. The application form can be downloaded here.

For enquiries, please contact:
Mr Ang Tiong Yeow
Email: ANG_Tiong_Yeow@bca.gov.sg

Mr Chua Kok Liang
Email: CHUA_Kok_Liang@bca.gov.sg