Golden Opportunity To Learn Job Skills
The Sunway Job Training Programme is organised in collaboration with Sunway Group, SMK Bandar Sunway and Generating Opportunities for the Learning Disables (GOLD).
Seventeen learning disabled students from SMK Bandar Sunway recently completed their six-month job training programme with Sunway Group – a golden opportunity to equip them with valuable pre-vocational and life skills to ensure that they gain confidence and independence.
Since 2006, more than 120 students have successfully graduated from the programme, which involves students continuing with their special learning classes at SMK Bandar Sunway and undergoing apprenticeships during the training period.
Celebrating its 10th year anniversary in 2016, the Sunway Job Training Programme is organised in collaboration with Sunway Group, SMK Bandar Sunway and Generating Opportunities for the Learning Disables (GOLD).
The programme integrates the diverse job skills available within the Sunway Group of companies, resulting in a curriculum that is industry relevant and practical for learning disabled students.
Upon selecting their apprenticeship, students attend pre-vocational classes, working in areas such as baking and pastry, office and general housekeeping, food and beverage, and ticketing at Sunway Group’s business units – Sunway Medical Centre, Sunway Pyramid, Sunway University, Sunway Lagoon and Sunway Resort.
SMK Bandar Sunway is one of the seven schools nationwide adopted by Sunway Group through the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation (JCF)
Since 2012, the JCF has pledged RM100,000 to help fund and develop an ongoing social enterprise model for the students of GOLD, in its mission to give to society in a sustainable way
Sunway University Institute for Social Enterprise (SISE) has worked closely with GOLD to create development programmes and business plans catered to youths with special needs.
This article first appeared in Berita Sunway Issue 58