Elmich collaborates with Grace Orchard School (GOS) to provide a Work Experience Programme for their students. The students are assigned administrative tasks that are appropriate to their cognitive abilities. At the same time, the employees have the opportunity to interact and work together with the students, allowing them to have a better understanding and awareness towards individuals with special needs.
Apart from raising awareness towards the needs of these students, organisations can also play a crucial part in helping them integrate into working life. By providing them with authentic work experience, these students can have a better grasp of what awaits them after graduation, eventually easing their transition into a working environment.
Organisations who are interested to support these students in their educational journey can contact GOS at firstname.lastname@example.org to be a part of this programme.
About Grace Orchard School and the Work Experience Programme
Established in 2002, Grace Orchard School (GOS) is a voluntary welfare organisation that caters specifically for students who are diagnosed with a mild intellectual disability and mild autism spectrum disorders. As part of their comprehensive and developmentally appropriate curriculum, students between the ages of 13 – 18 undergo the Vocational Education Programme which equips them with basic vocational skills, work experience, and soft skills. An important part of the Vocational Education Programme is the Work Experience Programme, which aims to allow students to experience work in an authentic industry setting and eventually enhance their employability. Through these programmes, GOS aims to establish a partnership with educational agencies, corporations, and individuals, so as to enhance their programmes and raise societal awareness of the abilities of their students.