The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore says it does not see Singapore's mobile market being able to sustain more than four nationwide infrastructure players at this point.
The majority of the 3,888 recipients are non-uniformed members of the public, with the rest coming from the military and police.
The Lean Enterprise Development scheme will start on Oct 1, and will be piloted for two years, says the Manpower Ministry.
WDA is also looking at how else it can support those making the transition, beyond just giving training subsidies.
Business associations say the move can help cut costs for firms looking to tap technology to be more lean and efficient.
The China-led multilateral organisation aims to provide financial support to spur projects in the region, and is slated to start operating next year.
The standards were unveiled at the Quality and Standards Conference 2015, and enterprise development agency SPRING Singapore will help drive adoption among organisations.
The 'Plan' will have three strategic thrusts geared towards establishing a globally competitive infocomm media ecosystem, enabling social and economic transformation, and creating enriching and compelling content.
Channel NewsAsia looks at Axe Brand by Leng Kai Fook Medical Company and Knife Brand by Lam Soon Singapore, two local brands that have been recognised with the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore’s inaugural Trade Mark Awards.
Overseas exposure is crucial for locals if they want to take on top management positions in companies, says labour chief Chan Chun Sing.