Understand the purpose and value behind Singapore’s Community Development. Explore the Career Guidance Programme (CDAC). This blog post will cover what CDAC is, when it can be used, how MOE supports it financially, and more.
An Overview of Singapore CDAC
Singapore CDAC, or the Community Development and Career Guidance Programme, is a programme launched in 2013. It is launched by the Ministry of Education (MOE) to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds. It is to help make informed decisions about their educational pathways. This blog post will provide an overview of what Singapore CDAC is and when it can be used.
The Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC) is a self-help group (SHG) serving the less successful individuals and families in the Chinese Community. The CDAC Fund is used to fund CDAC’s program and assistance schemes to help. They are there to help the students, workers and families from the lower income groups overcome their challenges and achieve social mobility.
From 1 September 1992, under the Central Provident Fund Act (Chapter 36, Section 76(3)), all working Chinese Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents will contribute monthly. They will contribute to the CDAC Fund according to their wage level. On the other hand, for Work pass holders and students on internship program are not required to contribute.
Under the Central Provident Fund Act (Chapter 36, Section 76(3), employers are required to automatically deduct contributions from the wages of their Chinese employees, unless the employees opt-out from the scheme.
CDAC can be use
Singapore CDAC can be used by students aged 14–19 who come from households earning $2,500 or less per month. The program also covers those aged 20–24 who have completed at least four years of secondary school but are still unable to find employment due to their family’s financial circumstances. If you need more clarification on criteria requirement, you may approach to contact CDAC directly.
CDAC cannot be use
Singapore CDAC is not intended for those who already have access to resources. It has career guidance or job search assistance, nor is it meant for those whose families are unable to afford tuition fees. If a student does not meet the criteria outlined above, they are not eligible for Singapore CDAC services.
Singapore CDAC is a valuable resource for students from low-income households. They are valuable for those who may lack access to resources like career guidance and need additional help affording tuition fees. Parents, mothers, fathers and students can ensure that they get the most out of this government-funded scheme if qualify for criteria. Whether they are looking into universities or considering their future career paths, Singapore CDAC can provide invaluable support along every step of their journey!
You can refer CDAC Website for more info https://www.cdac.org.sg/