2023 Institute for Adult Learning (IAL) InnovPlus Challenge

KWSH participated in the 2023 institute for Adult Learning (IAL) InnovPlus Challlege on 18 July with a project that employs artificial intelligence (AI) to provide simulation-based training for staff conducting health screening for seniors in the community. We are proud to share that KWSH has emerged as one of the winners!

The competitive learning innovation challenge awards a funding of up to $200,000 to winning organisations in developing a prototype that advances Continuing Education and Training practices and outcomes. Our Community Training Institute will collaborate with partners to jointly develop innovative learning solutions.

“We look forward to developing generative AI capabilities to enhance the upskilling efforts for the Community Care Sector.” William Loh, Assistant Director of Learning & Organisational Development, shared.

Partnership with the Council for Third Age (C3A)

To ensure our seniors remain actively engaged in their golden years, we support the Council for Third Age’s (C3A) efforts in tailoring the learning environment to meet the training needs of older adult learners.

KWSH signed a new Memorandum of Understanding with C3A, which was announced during the launch of the new Singapore Standard SS 693 Geragogy Guidelines on Training Senior Learners on 11 Aug. The event was graced by Guest of Honour Minister for Health Ong Ye Kung.

Through this strategic partnership, KWSH will facilitate workshops adopting gerogogy guidelines for the Community Care Sector. We will also promote senior learning through the courses by National Silver Academy and encourage seniors from our active ageing centres to participate in C3A’s programmes.

To cater to the different needs of each cohort of seniors, KWSH and C3A will continually adapt our activities to ensure they remain exciting and relevant for seniors.

Watch this video to find out more!

Friends of Northlight Award

KWSH received the Friends of Northlight Award from Northlight School (NLS) on 10 March 2023! Launched in 2022, the Award recognises the partners which the school has built purposeful collaborations with to provide learning opportunities for its students.

The Hospital has collaborated with NLS to implement the electives and job shadowing components of the ITE Skills Certificate in Community Care Support programme, which was newly launched in Jan 2023. Throughout the two-year programme, its pioneer group of 24 students will gain wide exposure and deep understanding of the healthcare environment through authentic learning opportunities such as internships and an industry experiential programme at KWSH. The Hospital will also further support NLS through professional sharing and guidance to the students.

We are proud to be partnering NLS to support the students in acquiring industry and relevant skills, as well as preparing them for employability in the community care sector.

SkillsFuture Employer Award (Gold)


Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital (KWSH) has added yet another accolade to its list of achievements! The Hospital is now a proud recipient of the SkillsFuture Employer Award (Gold), which was accorded to her at the SkillsFuture Fellowships & Skillsfuture Employer Awards Ceremony on 22 Nov 22. Presented by President Halimah Yacob, Patron of the Awards and guest of honour with Minister for Education, Mr Chan Chun Sing and Minister of State for Education and Manpower, Ms Gan Siow Huang, were also in attendance, the Award is a prestigious symbol of excellence. It recognises exemplary organisations who are strong advocates of continuous learning at the workplace and are invested in their employees’ skills development, as demonstrated through their staunch support for national manpower and learning initiatives. In the quest for continuous performance improvements, KWSH has constantly placed a heavy emphasis on continuous learning, upskilling and innovation. KWSH is honoured to have attained this significant feat which will distinguish her as an outstanding employer and provide her with a competitive edge in talent attraction and retention. A total of 19 companies received the Gold award and nine companies received the Silver award. Among the the Gold Award recipients for 2022 are OCBC Bank, Prudential Singapore Limited, Resorts World At Sentosa Pte Ltd, Shopee Singapore and Singapore Airlines Limited. A total of 134 employers have been honoured since the introduction of the awards in 2016. KWSH is also the AIC’s appointed Learning Institute and the Hospital is well-placed in developing the right skills and capabilities to enable the Community Care sector to thrive in the face of challenges and seize new opportunities. A range of programmes, training grants, and courses is available for the Community Care staff to upgrade their skills.