Vocational Training Programme
SLCs vision is ‘to create a community where together we work for the rights of special needs individuals who can earn a living, have friends and be part of other groups without being segregated.’
Keeping this vision, the vocational program is designed to accommodate students with mild, moderate to severe disabilities. It has a time frame within which the students undergo many work experiences starting from SLC school community, on-line selling to finally ‘Saraswati Inclusive Café’.
The Vocational Training Programme aims to empower the young adults to be independent, gain confidence and to be gainfully employed in their area of interest and strength. The young adults at the vocational training programme work on a variety of practical and hands on activities along with the life skills.
How to Apply for the Training program?
The young adult will undergo a trial where the clinical psychologist will observe and assess the following:
Reading and writing skills in Bahasa
Counting and number operations in Math
Self help Skills
Understanding of instructions
Social and Emotional skills
Post - trial, the parents will be given a report with recommendations regarding the year and group placement for the special need individual.
If the child is accepted for the programme, the student will be given an Individualized Education Plan keeping in mind the strengths and weaknesses.
The required documents for admissions are as follows:
Admission form (To be filled in school)
Care-giver form (To be filled in school)
Passport or Photo Id
Family ID Card
2 years record of previous school
Who can apply for the program?
We have a facility with two options. Your child may enter:
Regular Vocational Program:Students in this group are with mild to moderate disability and need to have minimum academic skills, understand basic instructions and adaptable self regulatiory behaviour. They should not display behaviours that are injurious to others or to self.
These students will attend the program everyday (9 am to 3pm) and go through a transition to the workplace.
Sheltered Vocational Program:Students in this group are with moderate to severe disability and need to understand basic instructions and imitation skills. They should also display basic self help skills like toileting and self feeding. They should not show behaviours that are injurious to others or to self.
These students attend the program everyday but for only 2-3 hrs and will be translated to the sheltered vocational work program. These students will always be assisted by an adult.
What is the structure?
The Regular Vocational Program is a 4 year program which focusses on the following:
Sheltered Vocational Program is a 2 year program which focusses on the following:
What is the Vocational Training Program consist of?
The vocational program focusses on:
Functional Bahasa: It focusses on functional skills like reading, speaking clearly, writing and having a meaningful conversation in their daily lives.
Computer : It focusses on functional skills like inputing data, searching for information on the internet, using of email for communication and basic functions of microsoft word and excel.
Social Emotional Skills
Social skills focusses on greetings, introducing themselves and having a conversation on various topics. Social behaiour focusses on the rules in different places and how best to deal with emaotions.
Activities of Daily Living: It focusses on different areas starting from basic self help skills, body hygene to comuting from home to school and workplace and independency in different community places. Character Building: It focusses on different areas starting from knowing your body and its functions to knowing how to take care of your body and what is to be done in public and private places. It also focusses on developing and maintaing healthy relationships.
Creative Unit: Creative Unit focusses on craft skills to produce different merchandise items for selling on different occasions. The students are involved in the whole process from making to packaging the products for selling.
Music: Music is a fun activity where the students enjoy and express themselves.
Yoga: A workout is great to start your day. It focusses on stretching exercises which helps them to focus and gain concentration.
Painting: Painting is stress free activity where the students learn to explore with different materials and paints and be creative. The end result is then showcased
Audiologist and Ophthalmologist for vision and hearing test
What is the future of my child after the training program is complete?
Vocational regular program :
Through the 4 year program the students undergo from minimal work exposure to maximum work exposure, preparing them for an intern at their 5th year which is then translated into working in the “SLC café”
Sheltered vocational program:
Sheltered vocational program: Throughout 2 years the students are exposed to various skill development with basic social emotional skills which will aid in working in a group and skills required to make the merchandise items. In their 3rd year the students will be translated to a sheltered workplace where they will be working under guidance to make the merchandise items for online and “SLC café”.