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The TomoWork Talent Explorer Programme

The TomoWork Talent Explorer Programme (TEP) was a 4-week programme that allows Institute of Technical Education (ITE) & polytechnic students with Special Educational Needs (SEN) to widen their horizons by exploring in-demand skills & jobs in the future of work with like-minded peers while receiving mentorship unders professionals in an inclusive environment. 

The most recent batch occurred from September to October 2021 & has attracted 60 participants. For more information, please click here.

The TomoWork Talent Accelerator Programme

TomoWork encourages employers to leverage on diversity in the workplace & empowers Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) to achieve gainful employment. Through the Talent Accelerator Programme, we offer the opportunity for unemployed PWDs to gain a better understanding of their talents through exciting corporate-sponsored projects & curated learning experiences to secure better job opportunities in the digital sector.

After launching TomoWork in September 2019, we have completed three runs of our Talent Accelerator Programme. The most recent batch occurred from March to May 2021 & was held in collaboration with Temasek Polytechnic.

Explore, Experiment and Employ!
Press Release

Sumitomo Life Insurance and Temasek Polytechnic Run Inaugural Talent Explorer Programme for Persons with Disabilities across all Polytechnics and the ITE

The launching of TomoWork Talent Explorer Programme. Featuring Peter Lam and Tan Hwee Hoon from Temasek Polytechnic and Toru Shiomitsu and Mike Momota from Sumitomo Life Insurance

Singapore, 29th September 2021 – Following the very successful run of a digital talent accelerator programme earlier this year, Sumitomo Life Insurance (Sumitomo Life) and Temasek Polytechnic (TP) have now opened the programme to persons with disabilities (PWDs) from all local polytechnics and the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), across all academic years. From physical and sensory disabilities, to autism spectrum disorder and learning disabilities, this revamped programme has attracted 60 participants!

Called the Talent Explorer Programme (TEP), the programme provides opportunities for PWD to explore jobs and careers in high-demand sectors beyond their areas of study. They acquire hands-on, practical skills, engage in conversations with industry professionals, and learn the fundamentals of relevant job skills required in high-demand sectors in Singapore.

TomoWork's A.B.L.E. Webinar Series

At TomoWork, we believe that Abilities, Belonging, Leadership, Empowerment (A.B.L.E) are the key success factors in achieving the goal of an inclusive workplace. We embarked on the TomoWork A.B.L.E. Webinar series at the height of COVID-19, when we were seeking stability in a time of uncertainty. We felt that this was a crucial time to foreground the importance of Diversity & Inclusion by opening up a dialogue on how Persons with Disabilities & Corporates can work in tandem to build inclusive ecosystems.

Going forward, we want to ensure that we uplift everyone as we recover, rebuild, and reach new heights.

Past Event
a screenshot of all attendees in Demo Day, with Toru Shiomitsu (Sumitomo Life Insurance), Samuel Wee (Temasek Polytechnic) and Eric Chua, a Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth & Ministry of Social and Family Development

Accessibility: Live notetaking and sign language interpretation will be provided

Demo Day 2021

Date: Thursday, 27 May 2021
Time: 1:55 pm – 3:30 pm (GMT +8)

Time flies! The past 11 weeks have presented an immense learning curve for our participants to strengthen their employability through the sponsored learning pathways, personal development workshops & industry insights sessions, while working on real business challenges from our valued corporate sponsors.

Join us at a virtual Demo Day, the last day of the TomoWork Talent Accelerator Programme, to hear from participants on their experience & witness the solutions that they have curated to solve those business challenges!