Employment provides persons with disabilities with income, a sense of belonging to the community and self-worth as contributing members of society. Disability Employment Professionals play an instrumental role in supporting persons with disabilities throughout the employment process and sustaining them in their jobs.
The SkillsFuture Study Award encourages experienced Disability Employment Professionals to strengthen their competencies, so they can deliver quality service to persons with disabilities and employers. These professionals can also include supervisors or HR Professionals who have been instrumental in supporting the employment of persons with disabilities at their workplace. With improved service quality in terms of job placement, job coaching, and job support, persons with disabilities can integrate more effectively into the workforce.
- Singaporean with at least 2 years of work experience in the field of Disability Employment
- Committed to deepening skills in the field of work
- Have track record of contributing to learning and training of self and/or others
- Not a previous recipient of any SkillsFuture Study Award
- Have not completed course of study at the point of application
- Possess strong career aspirations and demonstrate passion for supporting persons with disabilities
- Employers’ nominations are highly encouraged
Supportable courses include, but are not limited to, local and overseas executive courses, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, and Specialist Diploma programmes relating to understanding disabilities, supported employment, career education, career guidance, career counselling and workforce development. Certifications leading to acquiring strengths in profiling, coaching, negotiation, or counselling skills may be considered. Proposed courses should be relevant to the sector of work.
Examples of supported courses:
|Courses developed by SSI and SG Enable for Job Coaches||SSI, SG Enable|
|Graduate Certificate of Career Development||James Cook University Singapore|
|Masters of Science in Skills and Workforce Development||Institute for Adult Learning Singapore|
|WSQ Advanced Certificate in Career Development Facilitation (ACCDF)/Global Career Development Facilitator-Singapore (GCDF-SG)||Institute for Adult Learning Singapore|
|Specialist Diploma in Career Counselling||Republic Polytechnic of Singapore|
Applicants can apply for more than one course under the SkillsFuture Study Award for Disability Employment Professionals. The total fees for all proposed applications, including the course registration fees, course fees, costs for materials and other compulsory expenses (net of any other subsidies), must amount to S$2,500 and above.
Applications are on-going starting from 17 Sep 2016. Evaluations of applications are conducted once every 3 months.
|Application Period for SkillsFuture Study Award||Closing Date|
|17 Sep 2016 to 31 Dec 2016||31 Dec 2016|
|1 Jan 2017 to 31 Mar 2017||31 Mar 2017|
|1 Apr 2017 to 30 Jun 2017||30 Jun 2017|
|1 Jul 2017 to 30 Sep 2017||30 Sep 2017|
|1 Oct 2017 to 31 Dec 2017||31 Dec 2017|
Evaluation of applications will take about 6 weeks after the respective closing date. Shortlisted applicants will be notified.
For more information on how to apply for the SkillsFuture Study Award, please visit the SkillsFuture website here.
Alternatively, you can contact us at 1800 8585885 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any enquiries.