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Employment Development Centre
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Employment Development Centre
Employment Development Centre

Greetings from IEDC

Warmest welcome to MINDS - Idea Employment Development Centre (IEDC)!

At IEDC, we embrace individuality and uniqueness of every individual, casting our magic and turning their unique traits into strengths! We are focused in providing training for adults with intellectual disabilities on vocational and independent living skills. Our desire is to empower and enable our trainees to maximise their potential, lead meaningful and independent lives and to fulfil their aspirations! We believe that everyone has the potential and the right to lead a meaningful life.

A variety of vocational and independent living skills programmes are being offered in IEDC. Our people can express their interest and be assessed to participate in one of the many programmes we have, at any one time. Of the many, one of our newest and thriving programmes is MINDS Farm, at which our people learn to grow, harvest, and sell pesticide-free edible crops such as Pea Sprouts, Lettuce, Chye Sim.

Other programmes we have are MINDS Craft, MINDS Bakers - where our adults learn to roast nuts and prepare/package them to be sold as gifts/favours, MINDS Food – our people get hands-on work experience in the F&B trade, MINDS Clean - where we train up a team of cleaning crew. Some of them are even selected to undergo WSQ courses. We also facilitate a Supported Employment Programme – where our people learn a variety of skills necessary to carry out packing contract works.

For leisure and life, we organise various sports activities and healthy lifestyle programs. This includes incorporating daily exercises and diet management lessons, festive celebrations, annual camps, and also participating actively in national events such as Purple Parade, Sports Competitions, and many more!

Through these programmes, not only did they manage to acquire vocational skills, our trainees also picked up other essential life skills such as sense of responsibility, patience, working with others, love, and confidence. These great programmes are supported by our team of dedicated and committed care professionals as well as Allied Health Professionals consisting of Psychologists, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers.

We’d love that you explore our webpage and know more about us. We hope that you will join us to be part of the magic!

Yours Sincerely,
Ms Serene Tan Manager, IDEA Employment Development Centre

About Us

How We Began
How We Began
MINDS IDEA Employment Development Centre (IEDC) began in 1992, serves some 315 clients and is housed within the premises of the former Rosyth Primary School at 29 Rosyth Road.
Whom We Serve
Whom We Serve
IEDC serves adults with intellectual disability, aged 18 years and above, who are independent in their daily living skills and self-maintenance. The centre promotes the social and economic integration of adults into gainful mainstream activities, so as to enable them to lead a meaningful life independently. 
What We Offer
What We Offer
The EDC programme develops the vocational skills and employability of our clients so as to enable them to maximise their potential and fulfil their aspirations. It aims to advance the development and well-being of adults with intellectual disability, as well as to empower them to participate as fully as possible in society.

Employment & Vocational Training Programmes

There are several employment development programmes within the centre:

Supported Employment
MINDS provides an array of supported employment opportunities targeted at capitalising on capabilities of adults with special needs with the aim of increasing their employability.
Social Enterprise Programmes
MINDS boasts a myriad of social enterprise programmes such as MINDS Farm that harness their passion and interests to achieve vocational success.
Open Employment
IEDC assists clients with job placements in the workforce. Clients are mainly employed in food & beverage, or services and hospitality roles.
Assisted Employment Programme
The Assisted Employment (AE) programme is a collaboration between MINDS and our businesses partners to run their business activities in full or in part in our Employment Development Centres. Our business partners will be provided with a space to operate their businesses and have access to our beneficiaries for their human resource needs. MINDS will provide the necessary job support with a Training Officer and a specialised team of Allied Health Professionals to train and guide our beneficiaries to succeed in their work. The objective of the programme is to grow with our business partners to provide sustainable employment to our beneficiaries.
Lifelong Learning Programme
Through our Lifelong Learning Programme, these individuals develop a range of essential life skills such as interpersonal, psycho-social, and complex work-execution skills that helps to pave their way to lifetime success.

Our Projects and Facilities

MINDS Bakers
Contract Work
Ad-hoc Contract Work


Priority will be given to graduates from MINDS SPED Schools. For assistance on referral procedures, you may contact the centre's social worker at 6282 4852 or [email protected].


Would you like to get to know us better?
Perhaps to volunteer your time, skills, or celebrate the lives of our beneficiaries with your contributions.
We would love to have you join us!

Locate & Contact Us

No. 29 Rosyth Road, Singapore 546190
Office Info
Mondays to Fridays, 8.30am to 5.30pm
MINDS IDEA Employment Development Centre (IEDC)

Ms Serene Tan

6282 4852
6280 5078
NOTICE OF THE 59TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF MINDS: NOTICE is hereby given that the 59th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS) will be held by way of electronic means as follows: Date: Saturday , 18 September 2020 Time: 9:30am (Registration starts at 8:30am) Venue: Online via ZOOM MINDS members will be receiving an email on the notice of AGM and are strongly encouraged to register your attendance to facilitate the verification process on the day of the AGM. For enquiries regardingthe AGM, members may email to [email protected] or call 849607358