TomoWork's Talent Accelerator Programme
TomoWork encourages employers to leverage on diversity in the workplace & empowers persons with disabilities (PWDs) to achieve gainful employment.
Through a 11-week Talent Accelerator Programme, currently unemployed PWDs gain better understanding of their talents & abilities to secure better job opportunities.
*The COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 has limited our ability to introduce our community with employment opportunities.
Sumitomo Life Insurance and Temasek Polytechnic join hands in delivering Singapore’s first-of-its-kind Digital Talent Accelerator dedicated to Persons with Disabilities.
Singapore, 24th March 2021 – Sumitomo Life Insurance (Sumitomo Life) and Temasek Polytechnic (TP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to launch a digital talent accelerator programme dedicated to persons with disabilities (PWDs). The MOU was signed by Mr. Peter Lam, Principal & CEO of TP, and Mr. Toru Shiomitsu, Senior Executive Officer of Sumitomo Life, witnessed by Guest-of-Honour, Ms. Sun Xueling, Minister of State in the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Social & Family Development.
At TomoWork, we believe that Abilities, Belonging, Leadership, Empowerment (A.B.L.E) are the key success factors in achieving the goal of an inclusive workplace. We embarked on the TomoWork A.B.L.E. Webinar series at the height of COVID-19, when we were seeking stability in a time of uncertainty. We felt that this was a crucial time to foreground the importance of Diversity & Inclusion by opening up a dialogue on how Persons with Disabilities & Corporates can work in tandem to build inclusive ecosystems.
Going forward, we want to ensure that we uplift everyone as we recover, rebuild, and reach new heights.
Accessibility: Live notetaking and sign language interpretation will be provided
A.B.L.E. Webinar : The Inclusive Future of Work
Date: Thursday, 25 Feb 2021
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am (GMT +8)
COVID-19 has fundamentally changed the way that we work, giving rise to more digital job opportunities and growing acceptance to remote working. However, it raises some important questions: How can we harness these gains to make the workforce more inclusive? What changes will we see in the demand for digital skills? What more can we do?
In this event, we will hear a variety of perspectives on the inclusive future of work from our panellists:
- Mr Lim Wei Wah from Microsoft, who is responsible for Microsoft’s key site infrastructure & cloud initiative across Asia
- Mr Peter Liem, a deaf professional & proven trailblazer with international working experience in FinTech & RegTech
- Mr Samuel Wee, an educator passionate in supporting students with special needs, driving student support & career services at Temasek Polytechnic
The conversation will be moderated by Ms Jiezhen Wu, a consultant & coach at The Possibilities Playbook.
TomoWork is an initiative built on empowering Persons with Disabilities in the workplace by encouraging companies to embrace diversity & promote inclusive employment. Led by Sumitomo Life Insurance, a leading Japanese insurer, in collaboration with Hide & Seek, a local social enterprise & member of raiSE.