APSN Katong School Students Intern at Istana

Seven Secondary 4 students from the Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN) Katong School interned at the Istana kitchen and Spice Garden.  The opportunity arose when Mr Han Xuan Chou, a culinary trainer at APSN who had worked at the Istana for six years, contacted his previous reporting officer, Mr Sunny Seah, the head of Istana programmes and household, with the idea of internships for APSN students after the President’s recent visit to APSN Centre for Adults.

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This internship is part of the APSN KS’ Work Experience Programme (WEP) which started on Oct 10 and consists of 32 hours across 10 sessions. Through these sessions, the interns can learn both cooking skills from the Istana’s chefs and horticultural knowledge from National Parks Board curators. The programme aims to boost their chances of getting full-time jobs.

On Wednesday (Oct 25), President Halimah Yacob met the interns at their workplaces and chatted with them over cakes and spring rolls the interns helped prepare.

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