The training initiative is supported by SG Enable, an agency dedicated to enabling persons with disabilities.
The course involves training the attendees on the basic understanding of shipping, and thereafter ICS will coordinate and assist in finding job placements for them in the maritime industry.
ICS-SG shared that the results of a poll carried out a few months back indicated a positive response from the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) member companies.
Capt. Subhangshu Dutt, chairman of the ICS branch, commented: “Getting this initiative going in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis is an achievement. Even greater sense of satisfaction would be to see the candidates with disabilities getting placements and eventually anchored in a career in shipping.”
The first course is expected to commence by the end of June and higher level courses would be available progressively.
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