PWDs : Make Good Dependable Employees
Prince’s has started its collaboration with Delta Senior School (APSN) in 2007, where we have initially provided Horticultural Training in our nursery for students. From one student in our pilot year, we are humbled that participation has grown to seven students as of today.
In order to enhance the productivity of our PWDs, we have put up a Horticulture Training Program for students from Delta Senior School, took part in the Job Re-design Project wherein we continuously develop a program for Effective Strategies in Teaching PWDs, and created an active mentorship program where we provide Excellent Employee Awards to productive students.
We do not only utilise their capacity in the comfort of our nursery. We also integrate our PWDs in our project sites such as HortPark. With this effort, together with Delta Senior School, we can assure and persuade clients that PWDs’ performance may be even matched up to normal workers. This is also a good avenue for them to serve and work with the public.
Engaging in this aspiration is a formidable task, but with the strong support and participation of DSS psychologists and staff, parents, and students, the good feeling of helping remains. Recruitment drives at DSS has also equipped both parents and students of realising their full potential in the landscape industry.
We have proven that despite their limitations, they are fully capable of horticulture works such as watering, pruning, weeding, and other tasks. Given the right training and mentorship, our PWDs can help contribute to the progress of both the company and the industry as a whole.