Jockey Club Collaborative Project for Inclusive Employment CareER Thriving Grass Career Development Program (Thriving Grass) is a pioneering career development program in Hong Kong, designed to provide self-development opportunities to improve employability and raise workplace confidence.
This three-year program is tailored for higher educated persons with disabilities and Special Educational Needs (SEN). During the program, participants will engage in a variety of capability building activities to build self-confidence, improve personal competencies, as well as develop leadership and communication skills. The program aims to prepare participants for leadership roles in the workplace across industries – from NGOs to social enterprises, from public sectors to private sectors – and in the community.
Thriving Grass started as a pilot program two years ago in 2019. It has garnered success through earnest support from a vast array of stakeholders, including many inclusive employers, SENs-aware professionals, and our members. In the span of two years, 80+ internship placements were made, with rave reviews from employers and interns alike. With the backing from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, Thriving Grass will continue as a 3-year program.
This three-year program is designed to:
- inspire participants to carve their own career path through their engagement in various self-development activities;
- boost participants’ confidence in their workplace, in life and beyond by equipping them with leadership and social skills;
- establish rapport and community spirit among higher educated persons with disabilities and SENs;
- encourage participants to take the initiative and become active members of society;
- build disability confidence and raise awareness around inclusive employment in civil society
The Program comprises a series of workshops and trainings with a focus on:
Who can Join?
We encourage you to join the Program if you are:
- university students and graduates with disabilities and SEN who are committed to striving for self-improvement and career development;
- inclusive employers who are committed to promoting workplace inclusion for people with disabilities and SEN and looking for talent;
- HR and talent acquisition professionals who are looking for volunteering opportunities to empower people with disabilities and SEN
Program Timeline and Application
For inclusive employers who are looking to hire talents, please contact Program Manager, Ada Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Higher Educated Persons with Disabilities and SENs: