New programme helps persons with disabilities get logistics and e-commerce jobs

25 Nov 2023

Muhamad Faris Muhd Rosbaha has Tourette Syndrome and dystonia, a movement disorder where muscles in his right hand and neck contract involuntarily. He studied mechanical engineering at SP, but was worried about finding a job after completing national service in 2021. In September 2022, Faris joined Bizlink Centre as a trainee under the Train and Place programme in the Data Management and Contact Centre. The programme allowed him to work at his own pace, and trainers made the effort to understand him. Faris is now working in sheltered employment as a data entry operator and has grown confident enough to look out for other trainees with disabilities – for instance, in helping to calm them down when someone has a meltdown. Faris hopes to become financially independent enough to pay his medical bills himself, and was commended by Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat on 24 November at Bizlink’s Enabling Employment Appreciation Dinner, held at the Genting Hotel Jurong. In his speech, DPM Heng, the guest of honour, highlighted a new programme by Bizlink to train and place at least 60 persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the logistics and e-commerce fulfilment sector. 

[The Straits Times]

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