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New training scheme for elder-care workers

Published on Dec 3, 2012 5:27 PM
 
Ms Edith Lok, a project and centre manager at Sree Narayana Mission’s Yishun day-care centre, with Mr Seah Sin Huat, who is using a hand-cycling machine. Eldercare is getting a boost in terms of better qualified care workers, thanks to a new training scheme. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG

Elder care is getting a boost in terms of better qualified care workers, thanks to a new training scheme.

Launched today by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF), the scheme involves a two-level Workforce Skills Qualifications training.

Those with a secondary school education are eligible to apply. Staff already in the elder-care industry can upgrade or attain new qualifications.

Currently, most elder-care workers receive on-the-job training.

 
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