aRWSome Apprenticeship aims to reach out and inspire at-risk youths through mentorship programmes with Resorts World Sentosa senior team members in a partnership with local volunteer welfare organisation Heartware Network.
This programme was conceived to keep youths off the streets and learn a life skill from experts in Culinary, Performing Arts and Entertainment, Attractions, Hospitality and Retail.
For two weeks during the December school holidays, 68 underprivileged youths from 10 secondary schools were transformed into ride attendant greeters, guest servicers and Edu-guides at RWS. These youths, aged 15 to 17, learnt about the integrated resort’s operations first-hand, and worked alongside RWS team members.
Into its fifth year, the aRWSome Apprenticeship programme continues to target underprivileged youths by equipping them with practical skills and knowledge for lifelong learning. The programme draws on the expertise and resources of RWS and its senior team members to provide mentorship and training to these youths in the hope that each would find a meaningful path ahead.
Through my participation of aRWSome Apprenticeship, I have gained real-life work experience. As an Edu-guide, I get to learn about the fascinating and beautiful marine life calling the S.E.A. Aquarium their home. I also picked up the essentials especially communications skills for best practices in my various guest interactions. Indeed, it has been an enriching two weeks with Resorts World Sentosa and I am very thankful for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
– Ms Nurul Amirah Bte Nabawi from Tanglin Secondary School, 15, a secondary 3 student who was attached to the attractions team and also one of the top five apprentices for the entire cohort of aRWSome apprenticeship 2015