UnikLearn to train, provide employment for individuals with autism Trainees will get firsthand experience managing a pop-up store selling UnikLearn's premium brand of ice cream

Individuals with autism may soon benefit from a new vocational training programme tailored to hone their employability and entrepreneurship skills. The six-month UnikLearn programme will allow autistic youth as young as 16 years old to be assessed, trained and try their hands at managing a pop-up cafe. The pilot programme is a collaboration between Startup Brunei, An-Nur Harapan, Spark Lifeskill, Progresif Cellular and Kingston Beverage and Creamery. “The first two months of the programme will be an assessment period. [During this time] the trainers at Spark Lifeskill will see which jobs will best suit the individual based on their personalities and capabilities. The necessary training and internship will follow,”  the founder of autism centre Spark Lifeskill Chin Jern Hua, better known as McCoy, told The Scoop. For its pilot programme, which will start in a few weeks, UnikLearn is hopeful to train up to 10 autistic youth. Participants will not only benefit from personalised training — tailored to their own strengths and qualities — they will also be given industry experience by helping to manage a pop-up store selling ice cream. The pop-up store will be held at the Progresif Cellular’s headquarters in Gadong, where participants will sell UnikLearn’s own line of premium … Continue reading UnikLearn to train, provide employment for individuals with autism Trainees will get firsthand experience managing a pop-up store selling UnikLearn’s premium brand of ice cream