Special Education Students

School-to-Work (S2W) Transition Programme

The pilot School-to-Work (S2W)* Transition Programme is a multi-agency collaboration by Ministry of Education (MOE), Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) and SG Enable, in partnership with SPED schools, offering customised training pathways and work options for students with diverse disability profiles who have the potential to work. The programme aims to provide such students a ‘bridge’ to transit from school to employment.

Based on the students’ vocational profiles and needs, they will be recommended for suitable pathways that will offer them the necessary training and employment opportunities, including internships. The recommended pathways are all geared towards employment as the eventual outcome.

Under the training pathway, students may undergo various training and preparatory activities to acquire the skills for certain jobs. They will also receive employment services such as job referrals during or after the training. Students may also undergo internship programmes based on their abilities and preferences and available internship opportunities. The different training pathways will be customised to meet students’ individual abilities and preferences to ensure that they benefit from the training given.

*Suitable applications are submitted by the participating schools of this programme.

Watch the video below to learn more about School-to-Work Transition Programme.

Job Shadowing Day

Job Shadowing Day is a week-long event that brings employers and Special Education (SPED) students with disabilities* together to promote inclusive employment through job shadowing. The programme provides SPED students with the opportunity to be attached to employees from a variety of organisations for the duration of a day.

Through this exposure, SPED students will gain valuable exposure to different job roles and types of workplaces, and thereby gain a stronger understanding of what employment and working life entail.

Job Shadowing Day is also a good opportunity for employers to express their commitment to diversity and inclusion. At the same time, employees can again a better understanding of how to work with persons with disabilities and the value that they can bring to organisations.

*SG Enable Job Shadowing Day is dedicated to students in special education (SPED) schools aged 15 to 18 years old, and will be persons with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (e.g. autism).

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