02 Nov '11, 3am

MOE launches new programme for students with mild disability

SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Education (MOE) on Wednesday announced a work experience programme in partnership with the Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) for special needs students with mild intellectual disability. The MOE-SNEF Work Experience Programme aims to encourage employers to offer real work opportunities to such students from five special education schools. The schools are Metta School, Delta Senior School, Grace Orchard School, Tanglin School and Katong School. Announcing this at the inaugural Special Education (SPED) Conference at Resorts World Sentosa on Wednesday, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Education Ms Sim Ann said the programme will be rolled out from next year. She said the Work Experience Programme will be a structured educational experience in which students carry out a job or part of a job in a real work setting for periods ranging fr...

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