20 Feb '12, 11am

MCYS launches campaign to encourage more to join social work profession

MCYS launches campaign to encourage more to join social work profession

Senior Social Worker at the Society for the Physically Disabled (SPD), Ruth Lim (second from left), 51, chats with Mr Teo Keng Fatt, 22, who is in the computer lab at the Society for the Physically Disabled making an online application for the Microsoft specialist certification. The SPD conducts IT courses in this lab. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN By Tay Suan Chiang The Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) on Monday launched an inaugural nationwide campaign to encourage more people, especially the young to join the social work profession. There are currently over 800 registered social workers, but Singapore is still short of about 200. As demand for social services increases, there is a critical need to attract and retain more social workers. The campaign features five real-life social workers and how they have the power and authority to improve socia...

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