First-Time Foreign Domestic Workers to Attend the Mandatory Settling-In Programme from 1 May 2012
Two Accredited Training Providers for the SIP
First announced by Minister of State for Manpower Tan Chuan-Jin in December last year, the Settling-In Programme (SIP) will replace the Entry Test for first-time foreign domestic workers. The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has announced that from 1 May 2012, all first-time foreign domestic workers (FDWs) will attend the SIP before starting work with their employers and within the first three days of their arrival.
The SIP is a one day programme where first-time FDWs will be oriented to working and living in Singapore. There are five key modules for the SIP, including: introduction to Singapore, conditions of employment, safety at home, safety in other areas as well as relationship and stress management. The SIP will be conducted through a mix of lectures, videos and practical sessions, in a classroom setting. To facilitate FDWs’ understanding of the modules, the SIP will be taught in their native languages.
MOM has appointed two accredited training providers (ATPs) to conduct the SIP:
- Grace Management & Consultancy Services Pte Ltd (GMCS), working in partnership with Foreign Domestic Worker Association for Skills Training; and
- ECON Careskill Training Centre (ECTC) Pte Ltd, part of the ECON Healthcare Group.
FDWs can attend the SIP with either ATP. Both ATPs will be charging $75 (GST included) for the SIP. Registration for the SIP can be done online via the respective ATPs’ websites from 20 April 2012.
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