Ministry of Education of the Republic of Singapore

04/02/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/02/2024 20:25

SGEnable's Capability Development Grant

Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament

Ms. Rachel Ong, West Coast GRC

Question

To ask the Minister for Education (a) since 2017, how many training providers have applied for SG Enable's Capability Development Grant to develop customised training programmes for people with disabilities; and (b) how many of these training providers are from the disability or social sector.

Response

1.Since the inception of the Capability Development Grant in 2014, eight training providers had used the Grant to make course accommodations for persons with disabilities, of which five are training providers in the disability or social sector.

2.Notwithstanding this Grant take-up, the number of customised courses for persons with disabilities has increased from about 10 in 2014 to about 50 in 2023.

3.SSG and SG Enable have and will continue to enhance course offerings for persons with disabilities. This includes encouraging training providers to apply for the Capability Development Grant to make course modifications or incorporate the use of assistive technology where applicable to suit different learning needs.