“The Tsao Foundation aims at transforming the experience of longevity – to optimise growth, health and fulfilment in a society for all ages. We are a not-for-profit organisation established in 1993.”
Hua Mei Training Academy held a graduation ceremony on 16 November 2018 for 104 graduates from its Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) programmes. 92% of the cohort are above the age of 40 years old and 83% are mid-career switchers. More than 80% of the graduates have utilized the Skills Future Credit to defray the course fees. The event marked the tenth year of the academy delivering WSQ courses to adults and mature workers who aspire to work in the eldercare sector. Like any other sectors, the Health and Social Care Sector is challenged with manpower crunch. Since 2008, Tsao Foundation began conducting WSQ programmes through Hua Mei Training Academy in hope to support the urgent need for capacity building in Singapore’s Eldercare Service Sector.
Ms Low Yen Ling, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Manpower, graced the ceremony as Guest-of-Honour. Representatives from each class gave a speech on their learning journeys and aspirations for the eldercare sector.