PROFESSIONALS & WORKERS
AMPX

The AMPx offers intellectual capacity development of professionals and community leaders through governance and leadership training, networking sessions among professionals in service for the community, platforms for exchange of ideas, views, insights and experiences among professionals and community leaders, as well as inputs for policy makers.

Through the AMPx platform led by the Community Engagement unit of AMP, AMP aims to serve the community’s interest by creating an ecosystem of learning and sharing of best practices. AMPx was launched on 1 January 2018. In its pilot year, AMP has focused on four key areas – idea generation, networking, incubation of community start-ups and training. Its long-term plan is to create a community of professionals invested in uplifting the community and one another.

Among the initiatives under AMPx are the Learning Circles, Kopi With… and Out of the Box (#OOTB).

Stay up to date with the latest AMPx initiatives via our Facebook and Instagram.

ABOUT

The Kopi With… is a series of fireside chats and exclusive networking sessions with industry leaders and domain experts from the Malay/Muslim community.

The series is designed to be small, cozy sessions where participants can benefit from direct contact with the speaker.

KOPI WITH…

The Learning Circles is a range of workshops dedicated to providing professionals with new skills or to deepen their current skills.

The workshops provide the ideal platform for sharing of ideas and opportunity to network with like-minded individuals.

LEARNING CIRCLES

The Out of the Box (#OOTB) Conference, launched in 2018, is an initiative led by AMP aimed at serving the community’s interests by creating an ecosystem of learning and sharing.

The #OOTB’s objectives are threefold – to provide a platform to help young professionals learn and grow from experienced professional speakers and peers; to bring together like-minded professionals from related industries to discuss and generate ideas on contemporary developments; and to build a dynamic community of thought leaders and professionals from different sectors who can learn from one another.

OUT OF THE BOX CONFERENCE
COMMON SPACE

In 2013, AMP launched the Common Space, which provides a shared community-driven workspace for start-ups and small businesses. Powered by Young AMP, the Common Space is fully equipped with the following amenities:

  • WiFi
  • Mini pantry
  • Production room (for video or podcast recording)
  • Conference rooms
  • Workstations

The training and conference rooms can be utilised for various events, seminars and workshops. Common Space also offers flexible membership rates for the use of its space, either on a daily or monthly basis.

Common Space is located at:
Guthrie Building
150 Changi Road, #04-07
Singapore 419973

For more info, contact 9616 7596 to book an appointment for viewings.

ABOUT

At only $50 a year, you'll enjoy the following benefits:

  • 10% OFF Event space rentals and selected programmes
  • FREE INVITES to AMP and Young AMP events
  • FREE SHOUTOUTS for your events on Common Space's social media and AMP's e-newsletter (with 5,000 subscribers)
  • TWO COMPLIMENTARY CRASHER PASSES (to be redeemed within the year)
BE A COMMON SPACE KAKI
WORKSPACES
EVENT SPACES

How do I book the workspace or event spaces?

You can schedule a site visit (optional) to Common Space with us. You can check the availability of the space when making your booking and payment. Kindly note that booking will only be confirmed upon payment made. You will receive a confirmation of the booking via the email you’ve made your booking with.

What is your cancellation policy for event space bookings?

If you have made full payment but would need to cancel the booking, the following refund policy shall apply:

  • Full refund if the cancellation is made 10 days before the event date;
  • 50% refund if the cancellation is made 7 days before the event date;
  • No refund if the cancellation is made 4 days before the event date.

An administration fee of 10% of the full payment shall be levied on all cancellations. This will be deducted from your initial payment.

Is there a security deposit for workplace rentals?

There is no security deposit for workspace rentals. No refunds or exchanges will be allowed for all confirmed booking. Your full payment will be forfeited in the event of any withdrawal.

Where can I place my buffet line if I have catered food for my participants?

The buffet line can be placed either at Create@Common (chargeable) or the pantry. Please note that should there be stains, spills or smells after your event, you will be charged for the cleaning cost.

I need more information. Who can I contact?

Please contact 9616 7596.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
MICRO BUSINESS PROGRAMME

The Micro Business Programme, which was introduced in 2005, aims to equip individuals from less privileged households with trade, business and IT skills to start a home-based business as an alternative source of income for the household.

Grants are also awarded to those who have a viable and sustainable home business model.

Through AMP’s partnership with SME Centre@SMCCI, participants of the programme are able to benefit from their wide range of services such as business advisory and business diagnosis in the areas of business and IT processes throughout the different phases of the programme.

ABOUT

The Micro Business Programme is open to individuals who meet the following eligibility criteria:

    • Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident (with SC household members)
    • Household income of $4,000 and below / per capita of $1,000
    • Able to read and write simple English
    • Possess basic skill / experience in the trade skill chosen
    • Possess basic IT literacy skills
WHO IT HELPS

Programme Cycle:

    • Registration
    • Orientation / Interview
    • Assessment & Selection
    • Trade Skill Training
    • Business Skill Training
    • Capital Grant Assessment / Review
    • Mentoring & Monitoring


Trade Skills Training Courses offered:

    • Beauty & Wellness
    • Food Business
    • Sewing
    • Wedding Crafts & Accessories


Business Skills & IT Training Courses offered:

    • Business Workshop
    • Group Business Mentoring
    • ICT for Business & Social Media Marketing
      • * New Offering * (optional modules): Digital Marketing, Video Editing, and Creating Your Own Online Store
PROGRAMME DETAILS

Registration for the 2022 intake is now OPEN.

Registration Fee:

    • For gross per capita income $700 and below: $200
    • For gross per capita income of $701 to $1,000: $300 (After 70% AMP Funding)


For further enquiries about the programme, contact Ms Mariam at 6416 1426 or email mariam@amp.org.sg.

HOW TO APPLY

The Advanced Micro Business Programme is an extension of the AMP Micro Business Programme, which aims to enhance the business knowledge and network of the programme graduates.

The advanced programme includes the Micro Business Development Fund, as well as the Promising Entrepreneur Award.

These are entitlements offered to AMP Micro Business Programme Graduates:

    • Micro Business Development Fund (Interest Free Loan)
    • AMP Promising Entrepreneur Award
    • AMPowering Lives (E-commerce)
    • AMPxSMCCI Masterclasses
ADVANCED MICRO BUSINESS PROGRAMME

The Micro Business In-Care Programme is an extension of the Micro Business Programme, offered to inmates from Changi Prison Complex. Focusing only on food business, this programme, which is offered within prison, is open to all races. Through the programme, inmate participants were taught the technical aspects of the food business, as well as received support through business mentoring from the advisors at SME Centre@SMCCI.

MICRO BUSINESS IN-CARE PROGRAMME

The Intermediate Programme for Micro Businesses is a collaboration between AMP and SMCCI Academy, which provides a structured platform for micro or home-based business owners to build their knowledge on the business-related topics for scaling up. The programme also aims to give an opportunity for successful micro business owners to mentor aspiring ones, as well as network with other like-minded enterprising individuals to build a thriving ecosystem of successful home-based businesses.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduates of AMP Micro Business Programme; OR
  • Singapore Citizens or PRs, who
    • Currently own a business operating between 3 and 5 years
    • Have a Business Plan ready



Key Components of the Programme:

  • 4 Business Workshops
  • Fireside Chat
  • Learning Journey
  • 3 Consultation Sessions with Mentors
  • Participants Showcase at the end of programme

Graduates will also enjoy a one-year SMCCI Associate membership upon successfully completing the programme.


Key Focus of the Programme:

  • How to Make Your Brand Stand Out from Competitors
  • How to Sell Your Products Online
  • Building Financial Forecast & Registering Your Business Under ACRA
  • Understanding Analytics to Grow Your Business & Improve Productivity


Course Fees: $450* (with GST)

Installment payments available


Registration for 2022 Intake is now closed.

INTERMEDIATE PROGRAMME FOR MICRO BUSINESSES