5.1.1 Enabling Academy

5.1.1 Enabling Academy
5.1.1 Enabling Academy

Enabling Academy

In 2013, Gamuda launched Project Differently-Abled (Project DA). Since then, 20 employees with autism have been employed and the number continues to increase. Such success inspired us to establish the Enabling Academy, aimed at enabling more people with autism towards gainful and sustainable employment. The Enabling Academy conducts an employment transition programme that trains and places young adults with autism into companies.

Opportunities, training and the right support can improve the quality of life for people with autism.
Promoting gainful and sustainable employment for those on the autism spectrum would not be possible without the commitment of our partnering companies to embrace workplace inclusivity and diversity.
5.1.1 Enabling Academy

Project Aims

Train people with autism and enable them to achieve sustainable white-collar and professional employment.
Offer an employment transition programme that provides pre-employment training and job placement support.
Collaborate with partner companies to create white-collar and professional employment opportunities for people with autism.

Employment Transition Programme

This three-month employment transition programme, sponsored by Yayasan Gamuda, comprises of two courses designed to equip trainees with relevant soft skills and practical job training that are essential for employability.

Course I: Personal Development for Career Sustainability

This course focuses on soft skills development and covers three modules: Personal Management, Career Management and Life Management. Training is conducted in a classroom setting with creative approaches that encourage active participation from trainees for more effective learning. Lessons learned are then applied during practical training.

Course II: Job Skills Development

To develop their employability skills, a mock office with a simulation-based learning approach is set up at the academy so trainees may experience the corporate environment and their work in clerical, administrative, IT-related and research assistant roles. Practical training can be arranged for trainees with a professional qualification during the third month of training. Besides practical job training, basic work etiquette such as communication skills, accountability, teamwork and time management are taught in practical ways.

  • 21 years old and above
  • Has an official autism diagnosis or medical report from a registered psychologist/psychiatrist
  • Has completed secondary school education or tertiary education
  • Has vocational aptitude suitable for any administrative or professional job in a corporate setting
  • Independent in personal care, hygiene and grooming
  • Able to follow instructions from supervisor and colleagues at work
  • Displays basic work etiquette such as punctuality, discipline, responsibility and teamwork
  • Able to handle basic interpersonal skills
  • Able to arrange transportation to and from work
  • Interested in corporate employment and has the ability to work in an office or professional environment
  • Profile Screening

    Trainers and job coaches review applicants’ qualifications and experiences

  • Shortlisting

    Trainers and job coaches shortlist eligible applicants for face-to-face interviews together with applicants’ parents or guardians

  • Interview

    Applicants are required to independently attend an interview with trainers and job coaches

  • Offer

    Selected applicants will receive a call and email from Enabling Academy. Applicants may choose to accept the offer to enrol in the Employment Transition Programme.

  • Individual assessment and initial job matching

    Prior to the commencement of training, trainers and job coaches will assess the participant’s capabilities and attitude and match their existing qualifications, experience and interest to a job at a potential partner company

  • Training and ongoing assessment

    There will be soft-skills training in a classroom setting and practical training in a mock office setting

  • Job placement and support

    Following the three-month programme at Enabling Academy, the participant will then attend an interview with the matched company and  successful candidates will commence employment with support from a job coach.

  • Ongoing support

    Based on the participant’s needs, job coaches will provide on-site support at the company to ensure employment sustainability

Apply Now

To apply, email your resume, medical diagnosis report and copies of certificates to Enabling Academy
(Intakes: January and July)

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