About Project GEM
Project Getting Employed Matters (GEM) aims to help job seekers in East Coast with holistic support by guiding and supporting them throughout their job-seeking journey and ensuring lower income residents receive social assistance beyond jobs. It is a ground-up initiative among community collaborators including grassroots organisations in East Coast GRC, South East Community Development Council (SECDC), Tao One Ltd and with complementary career and training advisory service provided by WSG at their SGUJSC.
Tao One Ltd, through their networks of potential employers will be pulling together available jobs and refer residents to them.
To further support our residents’ job search efforts, we will work closely with WSG’s SGUnited Jobs and Skills Centre at Kampong Chai Chee Community Club to provide career and training advisory services. WSG’s Career Ambassadors stationed there will also help residents who require more in-depth and tailored career coaching services to make an appointment at WSG’s Careers Connect.
Residents who need financial help temporarily while looking for a job may also be referred to community assistance schemes and programmes such as the ComCare Short-to-Medium-Term Assistance Scheme. Upon successful job emplacements, South East CDC will support Project GEM applicants with transport allowance of up to $100/month for a period of three months, subject to qualifying criteria, as they start their employment.
Through this holistic support network, we want to ensure that residents receive the support they need to pull through this period.
About People’s Association
The People’s Association (PA) was established on 1 July 1960 as a statutory board to promote racial harmony and social cohesion in Singapore. Our mission is to build and bridge communities in achieving one people, one Singapore.
PA offers a wide range of programmes to cater to Singaporeans from all walks of life - connecting people to people, and people and government. We do this through our network of over 2,000 grassroots organisations (GROs), over 100 Community Clubs, five Community Development Councils, National Community Leadership Institute and Water-Venture.
About Workforce Singapore
Workforce Singapore promotes the development, competitiveness, inclusiveness, and employability of all levels of the workforce. Its key mission is to enable Singaporeans to meet their career aspirations, take on quality jobs at different stages of life, and help enterprises be competitive and manpower-lean. Workforce Singapore’s focus is on strengthening the Singaporean core and ensuring that Singaporeans are able to have better jobs and careers. Workforce Singapore, in partnership with key stakeholders, also provides support to business owners and companies to enable them to transform and grow, while building a future-ready workforce. Visit www.wsg.gov.sg for more information.
About South East Community Development Council
South East CDC was set up on 24 November 2001. It oversees the Marine Parade Group Representative Constituency (GRC), East Coast GRC, Fengshan Single Member Constituency (SMC), Mountbatten SMC and MacPherson SMC, and serves a population of about half a million residents. At the helm of South East CDC is Mayor Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman, who steers efforts in achieving the three strategic thrusts that guide the work of the CDCs. Termed the “ABCs of Community Bonding‟ — Assisting the Needy, Bonding the People and Connecting the Community — South East CDC initiates and manages programmes in collaboration with both community and corporate partners along these three strategic thrusts, so as to nurture a vibrant and self-reliant community.
About Tao One Ltd
Tao One Ltd is establish in 2018 as a Taoist non profit organization which is the umbrella for a Taoist temple, Welfare Services and Culture centre.
Tao One Ltd is committed to uplift social and public assistance by providing support for the underprivileged. We are happy to partner MSF on the S3Ps PEERS network and we are privileged to render help to many underprivileged who are affected by the COVID 19 to provide safe shelter and food for them throughout the Circuit Breaker Period.
Tao One Ltd is also committed to serve the community through inter-faith collaborations, education, and humanitarian works. Since the founding of Tao One Ltd in July 2018, Tao One Ltd have organised and/or participated in a variety of events, including:
- - International Dragon & Lion Dance competition
- - Traditional Taoist ceremonies and events
- - Community services (including pro bono funeral service and donation of necessities to the needy)
- - Inter-racial and inter-religious events
- - International cultural exchange trips
- - Cultural exchange with local and international religious leaders