Govt study award launched to help people with disabilities deepen skills

Govt study award launched to help people with disabilities deepen skills

The award will also help disability employment professionals to deepen their competencies to provide better services to those with disabilities, as well as employers in the area.

SG Enable has placed more than 2,000 people with disabilities in jobs since it was set up in 2013.
File photo of an SG Enable Training and Career Fair.

SINGAPORE: People with disabilities can now apply for a Government study award to deepen their skills and get better jobs.

This follows launch of two new categories under the SkillsFuture Study Awards on Saturday (Sep 17).

One category aims to support those with disabilities who have demonstrated resilience and perseverance in learning. The other new category will encourage disability employment professionals, such as career coaches, to deepen their competencies so they can provide better services to those with disabilities, as well as employers in areas. This can include job placement and coaching.

Successful applicants will receive a monetary award of S$5,000 to take up supported courses such as Master's degrees and specialist diploma programmes.

SG Enable Training and Career Fair

More than 200 training and career opportunities were on offer at the fair for people with disabilities. (Photo: Alice Chia)

Said Social and Family Development Minister Tan Chuan-Jin, who launched the categories at the SG Enable Training and Career Fair 2016: "Like other Singaporeans, people with disabilities do have to continue to upgrade their skills because the world is changing - something that we have to embrace, and we need to constantly adjust to the workplace. But we can help in terms of providing better support for people with disabilities so that you can have a more supportive environment at the workplace."

Saturday’s SG Enable Training and Career Fair offered more than 200 training and career opportunities for people with disabilities.

Source: CNA/ek

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