If you haven't heard about it, our Make The Change Award Ceremony took place last Friday, on the evening of August 24th!
Hosting our graduates from the 3rd intake of Essential Communications Design and 2nd intake of Digital Marketing, we are so happy to see their loved ones coming to celebrate their success as well.
To add on, our graduates from the 2nd intake of Website and E-commerce design have already had their celebration separately at the Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore).
Year by year, we are happy to be part of the movement to bring design and creativity to communities. As Nelson Mandela puts it: "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world", we hope to open up more doors of opportunity for persons with disabilities to venture, pursue and dream.
We are also heartened to have our co-sponsor, Excel Hardware, with us for the evening. Their lovely digital marketing manager, Ms Aerisha Lee, dropped by to share a few words about the employment of PwD graduates in their workplace.
From an employer's perspective, she stressed that a good team is not so much on hiring the "best" people, but rather about hiring the right people. The welcoming culture in Excel Hardware is also testified by Michael, their new employee and an alumni member of Make The Change's programme in Essential Communications Design.
Moving forward, Excel Hardware has committed to continue in welcoming more persons with disabilities to join their family, for they believe that their abilities can help to bring the team further into greater heights.
To us, the journey of our graduates doesn't just stop at the last class. We hope to help bridge our graduates with suitable career options upon the completion of their course, and is always looking for employers with the same heart and goal as us.
With our hearts full from the ceremony, our team will also move forward to receive and reach out to more people. Who knows, maybe a nudge of encouragement is all they need to step out of their comfort zone and try something new.
It is never easy, and it often takes courage to challenge yourself in picking up a new skill, meet new people and grow.
If you know of anyone who can benefit from our course programmes in essential communications design, digital marketing and website design and E-commerce, do visit: https://www.makethechange.sg/personswithdisabilities for more.