Employment Support for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) is a programme under the Adapt and Grow initiative which helps to enhance the employability of and increase employment options for PwDs. It also encourages employers to hire, train and integrate PwDs into the workforce. It is administered by SG Enable, with support from Workforce Singapore and the Ministry of Social and Family Development, as the Open Door Programme.
PwDs can benefit from the programme in the following areas:
Career advisory services from SG Enable’s employment coaches and its Job Placement and Job Support partners to help PwDs establish his or her job readiness, and identify possible training and career options
Course fee subsidies of up to 90% for SG Enable’s list of curated training courses to support PwDs’ training efforts to enhance their employability and employment options
Training allowance of $4.50 per hour for unemployed PwDs
With effect from 1 July 2020, the programme will be enhanced as follows:
Increase in course fee subsidies from 90% to 95%*;
Increase in training allowance from $4.50 per hour to $6.00* per hour;
Extension of training allowance beyond unemployed PwDs to include employed* PwDs; and
Introduction of a training commitment award of $100* per completed course to encourage PwDs to take up training.
*applicable to PwDs embarking on training from SG Enable’s list of curated training courses from 1 July 2020 onwards. For more information, contact SG Enable at 1800-8585-885 or email@example.com.
Must be either a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
PwDs are defined as individuals with physical, sensory, intellectual and/or development impairments, which substantially reduce their prospects of securing and retaining jobs, advancing in education and training, employment and recreation. For consideration to be funded under the programme, PwDs need to produce certification from a medical doctor that proves their disabilities.