5 Crucial Steps to Dealing with Disability in your Career

5 Crucial Steps to Dealing with Disability in your Career

5 Crucial Steps to Dealing with Disability in your Career

Persons with disabilities can still achieve their career goals and aspirations. The good news is, today’s work environment provides many workarounds that can help – beyond that, it comes down to having the right (positive) mindset. Here’s what you need to know: 1. Anticipate the queries (Photo credit: Yomex Owo) Your employer may ask about your accommodation needs, as well as how the demands of the job could impact you. For example,  you may wish to let your employer know if you have mobility needs, or require some flexibility in hours. Some common requests for workplace accommodations include providing a phone with light indicators (so you won’t miss client calls if you’re hearing impaired), installing retina scanners at wheelchair height, or having access to important work facilities (e.g. having more ramps so you need not go the long way around to get to your destination) ...

Support for Pre-school Operators: Skool4Kidz’s staff learn skills to help children with autism

Support for Pre-school Operators: Skool4Kidz’s staff learn skills to help children with autism

Continuous learning is a core value of Skool4Kidz, a pre-school operator with more than 40 years’ experience in the industry. And they take this very seriously. “Training is a way of life at Skool4Kidz,” said Teri Teo, Skool4Kidz's Director of Communications and Capability Development. She is responsible for training and development, in addition to other portfolios. How Skool4Kidz trains its staff According to Teri, Skool4Kidz follows Early Childhood and Development Agency (ECDA)’s skills framework closely for its teachers’ training. This includes having pre-school teachers and infant educarers attend at least 35 and 25 hours of annual training respectively. High-potential staff attend at least 45 hours of training a year. Every year, each Skool4Kidz campus principal discusses with teachers individually and conducts a needs analysis to identify skills gaps for improvement. The ...

NTUC’s e2i launches Baker 4.0 to prepare and train bakers to rise to the challenges of Industry 4.0

NTUC’s Secretary-General Ng Chee Meng launched Baker 4.0 at Chillax Asia 2019 today to upskill bakers and transform the baking and confectionary industry 25 July 2019, Thursday - Bakers form one of the key pillars of the F&B sector, providing Singaporeans regularly with their everyday bread at our local bakeries and delicious pastries at cafes and hotels. As Singapore moves towards industry transformation, our local bakers will too be subject to the changes that the new economy brings. National Trades Union Congress’s (NTUC) e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) and the Singapore Bakery and Confectionery Trade Association (SBCTA) joined hands to pilot a new series of initiatives in the baking and confectionary industry to identify the skills gaps and training needed to upskill and transform bakers in tandem with the changing F&B landscape in Singapore. Identifyi ...

New Initiatives to Strengthen Data Protection Ecosystem in Singapore

Dedicated competency framework for data protection officers to chart careers; Singapore ready to provide APEC certifications for cross border data transfers 17 July 2019, Wednesday - The Personal Data Protection Commission (“PDPC”) today announced two new initiatives that will advance Singapore’s Digital Economy and bring Singapore closer towards realising its vision of a regional data protection and data innovation training hub. These are: A new Data Protection Officer Competency Framework and Training Roadmap (“Framework”) which provides clarity on the core competencies and proficiency levels a data protection officer needs; and The appointment of the Infocomm Media Development Authority (“IMDA”) as Singapore’s Accountability Agent (“AA”) for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (“APEC”) Cross Border Privacy Rules (“CBPR”) and Privacy Recognition for Processors (“PRP”) ...

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