Only a small number of persons with disabilities are employed in Singapore, and those who are excluded from the workforce experiences a significant impact on their overall well-being. The employment gap amongst persons with disabilities can be attributed to the following factors: inaccessibility of workplaces, low pay and lack of career progression, deprivation of skills training, as well as stigma and discrimination.
SPD's contact centre-cum-training hub creates employment opportunities and provides various training programmes to enhance the employability of higher-functioning and job-ready persons with disabilities.
This project by SPD aims to:
- Create employment opportunities for higher-functioning and job-ready persons with disabilities to empower them to be financially independent
- Equip persons with disabilities with generic and industry-specific knowledge and skills to ensure a sustainable and successful employment
- Inspire other organisations to hire persons with disabilities by sharing best practices on disability-inclusive hiring
BeneficiariesPersons with Disabilites
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SPD focuses on helping people with disabilities maximise their potential and integrating them into mainstream society. Through their programmes that encompass early intervention, therapy services, vocational training, assistive technology, daycare, as well as educational, employment and social service support, SPD serves people with physical, sensory and learning disabilities, helping them to become self-reliant and independent.