Students from the Mild Intellectual Disability programme will be placed in the Vocational Education Programme at age 13 till they graduate at either 16, 17 or 18 years old.

The Vocational Education Programme comprises the following:


Vocational Assessment Vocational Guidance Work Exposure & Work Experience Basic Vocational Training Soft Skill Training
Vocational Assessment
  • Ongoing process
  • Gather information about students’ Skills, Knowledge, Interest & Preferences (SKIP) to determine Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and decide on Vocational Pathways
  • Involves both formal (e.g. OT assessments, Aptitude tests) and informal methods of assessment (e.g. interviews with parents and students, work samples, curriculum-based assessments, observations)
Vocational Guidance
  • Learn about the world of work – curriculum-based weekly lesson and activities
  • Students will be guided to discover their own interests, preferences and strengths to make decisions on vocational pathways
  • Students reflect and discuss learning points at briefing/consultation sessions, either in groups or one-to-one basis, before, during and after work experience/site visits
Work Exposure & Work Experience

The Work Experience programme is a formal, structured programme whereby the school makes plans for students to experience a job or part of a job in an authentic work setting.

Students placed on the Work Experience programme will be assigned a Job Coach each, who will provide them support and guidance on the job.

Basic Vocational Skills Training

Students are offered basic vocational skills training as follows:

Format Age Year Training Programmes
Specialization 18 6 (Specialisation in ONE of the following tracks) Food & Beverage (Food Prep &/ Baking) Housekeeping (Environmental &/ Guestroom)
17 5
16 4
Rotation 15 3 Horticulture Housekeeping Retail
14 2 Clean Washroom Baking Food Preparation
13 1 Standards Of Work Performance (SWP) Clean Hard Floor Clean Furniture and Furnishings

Training Hours: 1 – 4.30pm
Frequency: Once a week

Our very own training café run by students, staff and volunteers!

The school cafe (Gopi-O!) is an authentic platform for students to be exposed to cafe operations aligned to industrial standards.  Students can also be trained in work habits at the cafe.  Besides providing work experience and exposure for students, it also serves as a transition point for students who may require more on-the-job training by our instructors before being placed in the actual workplace.