Even as we look for a particular type of job overseas, such as work as a domestic helper in Singapore, we shouldn’t put a cap on the learning that we can get no matter the situation we are in.
The good thing about this is that, if you’re already working as a domestic helper in Singapore, there are ways for you to upgrade your skills or better yet, learn a new one in order to further your career should you decide to stay in Singapore or take your skills elsewhere.
Where to Take Skills Enhancement Classes in Singapore
In this post, we share four different types of classes you can enrol yourself into, or have your employer sponsor you with to help improve your skills and performance as person taking care of a household:
- Cooking and Baking
Perhaps many of the women who seek jobs as a foreign domestic helper (FDH) already has some basic skills in the kitchen such as preparing simple meals, but if you’re one who finds great satisfaction in cooking or baking hearty food, then you might want to consider getting some formal training in cooking and meal preparation.
* Expat Kitchen – Sharpen your basic kitchen skills and learn how to prepare breakfasts, dinners, and desserts from weekly four-week courses starting at SGD 475.
* Small Cooks, Big Meals – Alternatively, you can also sign up for a 4-day master cooking class with Jasmin Owen, who speaks English, Malay, and some Tagalog starting at SGD 350.
- First Aid and Emergency Skills Training
Working as a domestic helper, you take on a variety of roles needed in the household. When you are left with the kids at home because both parents need to work, you need to take charge of everything and stay above situations which may include accidents and emergencies. Taking this into consideration, basic parenting-related skills would prove to be quite handy for the entire family than you can imagine.
* Mother and Child – Pick on important parenting skills from two specialized classes for helpers which include first aid, CPR, kitchen hygiene, and early education techniques starting at SGD 250.
If the kids are learning how to swim at an early age, then you may want to keep an adult supervision while they are taking their lessons. This should be an opportunity for the nanny or house help to develop an important life skill which will prove to be very important in certain situations.
* Aquaducks – Don’t be afraid to get a little wet as Aquaducks’ instructors are trained to household workers conquer their fear of water and develop basic swimming and safety skills every Tuesday morning for SGD 10 per lesson. You can personally enrol and have the little ones learn with you for a more fulfilling experience.
- Language (English) Classes
In this global age, employment can be very competitive. Therefore, having some proficiency in certain languages, particularly in English can give you an edge, as this can also open more opportunities for work in other fields should you decide to make a career shift.
*FAST – If you want it to be quick and fast-paced, enrol in a specialized conversational English course starting at SGD 37.55 for a module of four lessons. You won’t regret it.
Whether you’re enrolling on your own or as sponsored by your employer, you can never go wrong with learning a new skill. Aside from its practical uses at work, the added skills will certainly provide added satisfaction to you, as an employed individual.