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New training kitchen at Changi Prison Complex helps released offenders find jobs

Published on Jun 24, 2014 4:54 PM

SINGAPORE - A training kitchen and cafe inside Changi Prison Complex has been helping offenders land jobs even before they are released.

In the six months leading up to their release, offenders keen to pursue careers in the food and beverage (F&B) industry can attend courses under the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) framework and gain hands-on training at Hope Cafe.

Officially opened on Tuesday, the cafe is a collaboration between the Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises and the Singapore Workforce Development Agency.

Since the training started in November last year, 154 offenders have taken modules under the WSQ framework, working towards certificates in culinary arts and F&B operations.

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