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
Please note that the SkillsFuture Study Award online submission page only accepts the application form. Supporting documents must be sent via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The subject title of email should be in this format: [Full Name] [Application Number] [Name of Study Award].
For example: John Tan SGE-D-20160705-143056190 SkillsFuture Study Award for Disability Employment Professionals.
Required supporting documents are:
Scanned coloured copy of NRIC (front and back)
CV/Résumé, stating clearly work history (i.e. work period, designation, organisation)
Letter of reference from current/past employer to reflect work performance and contribution to the organisation
Details of additional courses [Click here for the Additional Course(s) Application Form]
Course/training acceptance letter(s) or course/training payment receipt(s)
We regret that incomplete applications will not be considered.
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 industry of work.
Examples of supported courses:
|Advanced Certificate in Supported Employment||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.
Application Period and Evaluation Process
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|
|1 Oct 2017 to 31 Dec 2017||31 Dec 2017|
|1 Jan 2018 to 31 Mar 2018||31 Mar 2018|
|1 Apr 2018 to 30 Jun 2018||30 Jun 2018|
|1 Jul 2018 to 30 Sep 2018||30 Sep 2018|
|1 Oct 2018 to 31 Dec 2018||31 Dec 2018|
Evaluation of applications will take about 6 weeks after the respective closing date. Shortlisted applicants will be notified.
Telephone: 1800 8585 885