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Mentoring programme to help Malay and Muslim workers level up

Published on Feb 13, 2014 2:26 PM

A mentoring programme has been set up for Malay and Muslim workers from low-income families to take on professional, manager and executive (PME) jobs, MP for Marine Parade GRC Associate Professor Fatimah Lateef announced on Thursday.

The pilot programme - set up by Mendaki's training arm Sense and funded by Temasek Cares, a charity of Temasek Holdings - aims to help individuals who have been promoted to a PME position or received a pay increase or assumed an expanded portfolio in their current jobs recently, transition smoothly in their new roles.

These individuals will be paired with mentors with the relevant job background and interests.

Currently, the programme has assigned 20 mentors to 31 workers, who each have a per capita income of $850 and below. The two-year programme hopes to reach out to 275 workers, and achieve a one-to-one mentoring ratio.

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