SkillsFuture awards open to people with disabilities
19 Sep 2016
The Sunday Times, 18 Sep 2016 - People with disabilities and the job coaches and professionals who support them can now take up SkillsFuture Study Awards to upgrade their skills. Applications for the awards will be open until December for the first phase. Further application windows will open next year. SG Enable will accept applications for study awards in two categories. The first is for people with disabilities who have shown resilience in learning and working towards achieving their full potential. The second is for job coaches and professionals who support those with disabilities in employment. Each recipient will receive $5,000, which can be used to defray expenses for courses such as local and overseas training programmes, bachelor and master's degrees and specialist diplomas. SP’s Diploma in Business Management graduate Ambrose Lim, who has severe sight problems because of a genetic disorder shared his thoughts on applying for the new study award to help defray the costs of his part-time business degree.