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.
This strategic partnership between Sumitomo Life and TP aims to provide digital career training and opportunities for aspiring students who are PWDs, and interested in digital roles upon graduation. In this intensive accelerator programme of 11 weeks, about 30 graduating and alumni PWD students in TP can look forward to a custom-crafted digital talent development journey.
To provide real digital business challenges for the participants:
To provide access to their proprietary online learning content which leads to certifications:
To provide mentoring opportunities:
This initiative is also supported by:
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.