Jockey Club Collaborative Project for Inclusive Employment CareER Thriving Grass Career Development Program (Thriving Grass) is a pioneer career development program in Hong Kong, designed to provide self-development opportunities to improve employability and raise workplace confidence.
This three-year program is tailor-made for higher-educated persons with disabilities and Special Educational Needs (SENs). During the program, participants will engage in various capability-building activities to build self-confidence, improve personal competencies, and develop leadership and communication skills. The program aims to prepare participants for sustainable career development opportunities in the workplace across industries – from NGOs to social enterprises, from public to private sectors – and in the community.
Thriving Grass started since 2019. It has garnered success through earnest support from a vast array of stakeholders, including several inclusive employers, SENs-aware professionals, and our members. 80+ internship placements were made every year, with rave reviews from employers and interns alike. Apart from the internship opportunities, the Program comprises a series of workshops and training focusing on personality assessment, career coaching & counseling, training workshop, alums sharing, company visit, and leadership training. 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:
Personality Assessment, Career Coaching & Counselling
Training Workshop, Alumni Sharing and Company Visit
Who can Join?
We encourage you to join the Program if you are:
- university students and graduates with disabilities and SENs 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 SENs and looking for talent;
- HR and talent acquisition professionals who are looking for volunteering opportunities to empower people with disabilities and SENs
Program Timeline and Application
For inclusive employers who are looking to hire talents, please contact Jason at firstname.lastname@example.org or Nicholas at email@example.com.
For Higher Educated Persons with Disabilities and SENs: