01. Does Bizlink get government funding?
Yes, Bizlink receives government funding for Vocational Assessment, Employment Placement and Business Development Divisions.
02. Why does Bizlink need to raise funds?
Bizlink wishes to be as inclusive as possible in terms of helping the needy disadvantaged and by raising funds for non-funded programs on our own, we have the liberty to stretch our helping hands to benefit more clients.
03. Could Bizlink issue tax-deductible receipts?
Yes, as Bizlink is an Institution of Public Character (IPC), it is able to issue tax-deductible receipts for direct donations. To encourage greater charitable giving in Singapore, IRAS provides for tax deduction of 250% for eligible donations to IPC.
04. How are these funds raised?
Funds are raised mainly through fund-raising activities.
05. How does Bizlink manage its donor database?
Strict confidentiality is complied with as Bizlink does not condone third party database selling. To protect donors’ privacy, only permitted staff members have access to the database.
Vocational Assessment Program
01. What are the benefits of vocational assessment?
Vocational assessment assists an individual to make realistic job training and informed job choices based on their interests, aptitudes, and abilities, in relation to the current job market. It helps counselors, rehabilitation professionals, job placement professionals, and vocational trainers to work more effectively with their clients. Last but not least, it also helps employers make better hiring selections.
02. Who conducts vocational assessments?
A vocational assessment is carried out by a multidisciplinary team that may include professionals from fields such as occupational therapy, psychology, social work, medicine, psychiatry, and vocational guidance. Employers or specialists from a technical field may also be involved.
03. What is being assessed?
Vocational assessments are usually concerned with a person’s abilities, skills, knowledge, and job preferences. Apart from these, vocational assessments may also look into other factors such as basic work concepts and behaviours, level of work readiness, etc.
04. How is a vocational assessment being conducted?
Vocational assessment includes a variety of methods and assessment techniques. Some are standardized that include test kits or work samples that measure an individual’s performance against a general population norms or averages. Some are non-standardized which are less formal and more subject to a professional’s judgment and/or general societal norms.
05. How much does a vocational assessment costs?
It is FREE for individuals who are eligible for this service.
Social Enterprise Division
01. For any outsourced project, who are the people working in the project?
The people working in the project are either people with disabilities working in Bizlink’s sheltered workshop or the needy disadvantaged whom we usually recruit from CDCs, family centres, and voluntary welfare organizations.
02. How can the quality of service be ensured?
Each business unit has project executive and supervisors to see to the implementation and quality checks of each job.
03. Can the project be assigned on ad hoc basis rather than on one year contract?
Yes, project can be commission on ad hoc basis as well as on contract basis. Agreement on value of job and timeline for delivery must first be established.
04. Can Bizlink do customised cards and gifts?
Yes, we have a team of designer and project coordinators who will design and propose concepts for customers.
05. Does Bizlink pay the beneficiaries for the work done?
Yes. Depending on their productivity they are paid monthly salaries. Some who are home-based are paid piece rated.
Sheltered Workshop Program
01. What are the benefits that I will receive if I join the sheltered workshop?
A client will receive salary based on their productivity, CPF contribution, medical and dental benefits and statutory benefits based on MOM guidelines.
02. How can I benefit from the sheltered workshop program?
Client whom are access to be suitable to enter the program will be given an individual training plan where they will be taught work skills, social skills and other individually identified life skills, allowing the individual the opportunity to progress to the fullest potential of which he/she is capable and to gain independence in life.
03. What kind of work do people with disabilities (PWDs) do in a sheltered workshop?
The sheltered workshop takes in clients from different disability group, the pan-disability workshop allows PWDs to be engage in a wide variety of jobs therefore the scope of jobs that the clients can handle widens and the strength of each disability group are maximized. PWDs are engage in projects like packing, sealing, , letter-shopping, telemarketing, data entry, cleaning, graphic designing, etc.
04. What are the working hours?
Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5.30pm with 1 lunch break and 2 tea breaks.
05. How does the sheltered workshop ensure service quality of projects given?
Projects that are sub contracted to Bizlink are managed by our manager, project executive, and work done by PWDs are quality check by line leaders and supervisors to ensure that customers agreed deliverables are met.