McDonald's and MINDS launch long-term attachment programme for students with special needs
McDonald's and the Movement for the Intellectual Disabled of Singapore, or MINDS, have launched a long-term work attachment programme for students with special needs.
This comes on the heels of a successful pilot programme last year where six students from MINDS were attached to McDonald's.
Four of them found jobs after their attachment, while the other two have yet to graduate.
McDonald's and MINDS say the aim is to help students with special needs to be work ready, and also help them integrate into society.
Under the long term programme, 23 students from MINDS will work at seven McDonald's restaurants to gain relevant food and beverage experience for future work opportunities.
The students will work 4 hours per day, about 4 days per week for a period of 2 to 4 weeks.
Chief Executive Officer of MINDS, Keh Eng Song says the working experience will teach them a taste of working life outside the classroom prior to graduation.
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