YMCA Special Needs Hospitality Training Programme


YMCA Special Needs Hospitality Training Programme

The YMCA Special Needs Hospitality Training Programme empowers and upskills individuals with special needs through hospitality-related vocational skills. Through leveraging on skills taught in special schools and providing tailored training in a real-life work environment, the programme builds their confidence, work capabilities and supports them in independent living. This programme is a part of the YMCA Financial Assistance and Capability for Employment Scheme (FACES).


Admission Periods

5 trainees are enrolled during each intake. Stay tuned for more information.


Programme Duration and Structure

Each trainee will attend the programme from Mondays to Fridays, 10am – 4pm, for 6 months. Upon completion of the programme, trainees have access to full-time employment opportunities at YMCA @ One Orchard, as well as selected companies in the hospitality industry.

Please refer to the SG Enable Annex C Job Functions and Training Modules for a more detailed breakdown of the training process.


Applicant Eligibility

-          Trainees must be graduates from Special Needs schools above 18 years old

-         Trainees must be diagnosed with intellectual or developmental disabilities, such as down syndrome or mild autism, without physical disabilities

-           Trainees should face no building accessibility difficulties or require workplace enhancements

To apply, contact Serlina at serlinahuang@ymca.org.sg or 6586 2342.


Student Testimonials

Hear from Zana, one of our pioneer batch of students, on her experience under this programme: