Employment Assistance

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Under the Employment Assistance programme, ISCOS will provide career guidance to ex-offenders and liaise with employers from various sectors to arrange for job interviews for suitable candidates.

Over the years, we have witnessed many ISCOS members’ lives transform because employers are willing to give them the opportunity to earn a decent living. As such, we also remain committed to engaging more employers and encourage them to hire at least one ISCOS member. We believe that this small but very significant step will ease the stigma towards ex-offenders, and hope that more companies will open doors to members who have turned over a new leaf and are committed to be equally productive workers.  

Whether you are an employer interested to be part of this initiative or an ISCOS member seeking employment opportunities, please call 6743 7885 or email


Skills Assistance Subsidy Scheme (SASS)

What is SASS?

  • Launched in 2010, ISCOS’ Skills Assistance Subsidy Scheme (SASS) is a program for ISCOS members to apply for subsidised training courses, in hopes of contributing to their career progression. Eligible ISCOS members may receive $800 and above (subject to approval).


  • You enhance your employability and stay relevant.
  • You get proper training at a subsidised rate.
  • Caseworkers provide guidance throughout the application process and advise on potential employment prospects after course completion.

Who is eligible?

  • Open to all ISCOS members
  • Interested in taking up training and has not registered for the training / course of interest
  • Currently employed
  • Monthly salary of $2,600 and below (1st time applicant)
  • Monthly salary of $3,200 and below (2nd time applicant)How much subsidy?
  • First-time applicants will get a course subsidy of up to $800.
  • For members who wish to take a second course, applications will only be opened 6 months after the completion of the first course and are eligible for up to $1,000 subsidy.
    • Important note: A minimum co-payment of $50 is required for every application and is non-refundable. The fee also applies for incomplete or withdrawn courses.

What courses?

  • You can apply for skill-related courses, but it must be relevant to your current job or the job which you want to secure. You must be committed to be employed in the job or industry in which you would receive training.
  • Common courses include driving (Class 3 to 5), Building & Construction Academy (BCA), forklift, and culinary courses.

How to apply?

For enquiries or for members who are interested to apply for SASS, please call 6743 7885 or email