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Opening career paths for the disabled

9 Jul 2016

SMU School of Economics student Alister Ong was featured in a Straits Times article about an internship placement programme launched by SG Enable in December 2013, for tertiary students with disabilities. Alister is currently an intern at the Ministry of National Development, his third internship after stints at Deutsche Bank, where he was placed by disability support agency SG Enable, and consulting firm Accenture. Alister noted that the work experience he has gained has given him confidence and a better idea of what to expect from working life when he graduates next year. The agency matches each student with a company based on his or her preference, supports the student and employer during interview processes, and helps the employer with integration needs, such as physical modifications to the workplace. Since 2013, SG Enable has placed 68 tertiary students with disabilities in internships. As of this month, 24 have been placed with 16 employers - six times the number of interns placed when the programme first started.

Last updated on 09 Mar 2017 .