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22 Apr 2014

MORE FIRMS HIRING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES (THE STRAITS TIMES 19 APRIL 2014)

More companies are opening their doors to employees with disabilities in recent years. As at December last year, more than 4,500 employers received the subsidies for hiring 5,700 disabled workers. Mrs Michelle Liau, principal of APSN Delta Senior School, said more companies are aware of the work capabilities of the disabled. "Many employers are seeing persons with disabilities as valuable employees. Hiring them helps create a more inclusive work environment for all staff and improve the overall perception of the company," she said.

 

ARC president Denise Phua said more employers are willing to employ the disabled due to the tight labour market, but added that training and support for the disabled at work were important.

 

Mr Marcus Lim, 23, an ARC client, said his six months of job training before being hired as a Starbucks barista was important. Learning how to prepare coffee was difficult, but picking up soft skills was ever harder "because we need to meet customers' different expectation", he said. But he is thankful for the job opportunity. "I get to meet a lot of people and make new friends."




25 Mar 2014


27 Feb 2014

STARBUCKS 100TH STORE HIRES CLIENTS FROM AUTISM RESOURCE CENTRE (THE STRAITS TIMES 14 FEBRUARY 2014)

Starbucks opened its 100th store in Singapore on Friday, and joined a growing list of companies that have hired people with special needs. In its first such partnership, the global coffee chain's store at Fullerton Waterboat House has hired six clients from the Autism Resource Centre (ARC).

 

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Now Brewing: Starbucks Singapore's 100th Store




29 Jan 2014

谢谢新光学校的老师 (新明日报 27 JANUARY 2014)

Pathlight School Alumni Megan Lee’s mum wrote in to Shinmin Daily to express her gratitude towards the school and the teachers who have impacted Megan’s life. She highlighted how Mr Roland Tay provided training in terms of living skills for Megan and Ms Loh Wai Sim’s constant care and dedication which saw vast improvement in Megan’s English grades. Lastly she mentioned how the holistic education in Pathlight allowed Megan’s potential to be maximized. Mdm Lim shared the lyrics of a song called "Heartfelt Gratitude" (感恩的心), which reflected their gratitude towards Pathlight School.




24 Jan 2014

MOUNT ELIZABETH NOVENA HOSPITAL RAISES $24,000 FOR PATHLIGHT SCHOOL

A big Thank You to Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital for initiating this unique fund-raising project involving Pathlight students!




20 Jan 2014

好学校 (新明日报 14 JANUARY 2014)

Shinmin Daily news reporter reflects on why she thought Megan’s story featured for outstanding ‘O’ Level results was one she liked most – Megan’s educational journey has shown that when a child finds a suitable school, his/her life could be very different. And to this, she believes it is the true mission and purpose of schools...




14 Jan 2014

转到新光学校 自闭症女生当上学生会会长 (新明日报)

Megan Lee, one of Pathlight School’s ‘O’ Level graduates experienced life-transforming changes in her education journey after her transfer to Pathlight School when she was 11 year-old. She obtained outstanding results and plans to apply for Visual Communication and Media Design Course in polytechnic...




08 Jan 2014

PRESS RELEASE: 画出细腻世界 (联合早报)

Glenn Phua’s father discovered his talent in capturing details 4 years ago when he won a UBS Formula 1 art competition. Recently one of his drawings – Balestier Shophouses was adapted for Ministry of National Development year-end greeting card...