Five Special Education Schools Onboard School-To-Work Transition Programme

Published Date: 12 November 2014 12:00 AM

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1.Some 40 students in their graduating year from five Special Education (SPED) schools are participating in the prototype School-to-Work (S2W) transition programme 1 this year to help them bridge the transition from school to the workplace. The five participating SPED schools are Pathlight School, APSN Delta Senior School, Grace Orchard School, Metta School, and MINDS Woodlands Gardens School. Co-developed by the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) and SG Enable 2, the programme aims to develop more work and training options and pathways to benefit SPED students who have the potential to work.

2.Under the prototype, schools identify students who have the potential to work and discuss with their parents the appropriate employment or training pathways based on the students’ needs, preferences and abilities.

3.Individual Transition Plans are prepared to facilitate the students’ school-to-work transition. The students are referred to SG Enable in their final year of school to identify post-school employment or training pathways before they leave school. The students receive customised training to prepare for the job and receive continued support at the workplace through their job coach.

4.The two-year prototype will continue in 2015 and is expected to be made available to more SPED schools in phases from 2016.

Footnotes:
  1. The School-to-Work transition programme was announced by Minister Heng Swee Keat at the Official Opening of Delta Senior School’s New Campus on 15 April 2014.
  2. Set up by MSF in July 2013, SG Enable is an agency dedicated to enabling persons with disabilities and building an inclusive society. It seeks to provide comprehensive support to persons with disabilities across different life stages. For more information, please visit www.sgenable.sg.
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