Sense launches new programme to help low-skilled workers and back-to-work mums

Jobseekers looking through the various job opportunities available at the "Better Jobs for Better Pay" career fair, organised by Mendaki Sense, near Tampines MRT Station on April 20, 2013. The Social Enterprise Network Singapore (Sense) officially la
Jobseekers looking through the various job opportunities available at the "Better Jobs for Better Pay" career fair, organised by Mendaki Sense, near Tampines MRT Station on April 20, 2013. The Social Enterprise Network Singapore (Sense) officially launched a leadership and people management training programme on Thursday. -- PHOTO: MENDAKI SENSE

The Social Enterprise Network Singapore (Sense) officially launched a leadership and people management training programme on Thursday. Sense is the subsidiary training arm of Malay/Muslim self-help group Mendaki.

Targeting low-skilled workers and back-to-work mums, the programme will teach individuals how to foster business relationships, deal with risk and team build, among other skills

Speaking at the launch, Minister in-charge of Malay-Muslim affairs Dr Yaacob Ibrahim said the programme framework "sets a standard for leadership capabilities and shapes a road map for leadership development for corporates in Singapore". Dr Yaacob, who is also Minister for Communication and Information, added that workers armed with skills from the programme will be more prepared to assume their positions at work and ultimately enjoy higher income.

To date, 45 workers in the pioneer batch of the programme have completed their first module and will complete their certificate level qualifications in four months.