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MINDS Woodlands
Employment Development Centre
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Employment Development Centre
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Employment Development Centre

Greetings from WEDC

Warmest Greeting from MINDS-Woodlands Employment Development Centre! At our Centre, we harness the individual capabilities of each client in a safe, supportive environment that offers development opportunities. Our priority is to ensure that each client has the opportunity to develop their full potential as a member of the community through effective and consistent training in the centre.

We focus on vocational training and independent living skills of each client. The team of dedicated Training Officers, and Allied Health Professionals work closely with caregivers to provide holistic support to the client. The clients are engaged and trained in contract work such as sorting and packing. WEDC also has Social Enterprise projects such as MINDS Bakers, MINDS Shop, MINDS Craft to engage our clients.

To enhance the quality of life, we organise various recreational activities such as Camps, festival celebrations, sports day, and many more fun activities for our clients.

Professional development of our Staff is a cornerstone in our goal to provide holistic support to our clients. As such, the Centre sets aside dedicated time for staff to attend relevant training.

I welcome you to explore our website further and understand more about our programs and services.

Yours Sincerely,
Ms Prem Lata Yadav Manager, Woodlands Employment Development Centre

About Us

How We Began
How We Began
MINDS Woodlands Employment Development Centre (WEDC), previously known as Yio Chu Kang Employment Development Centre, currently serves almost 360 clients from the northern part of Singapore. In 2009, it was relocated from Yio Chu Kang Road to Woodlands Ring Road due to a burgeoning enrollment rate, and is currently co-located with MINDS Woodlands Gardens School (WGS).
Whom We Serve
Whom We Serve
WEDC 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 Programme
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.
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.
Open Employment
We provide suitable employment opportunities for our people to secure successful employment. Working alongside Allied Health Professionals and industry partners, these individuals are given a specialised on-the-job training within the centre that provides a seamless transition to the open employment.
Lifelong Learning Programme
Our Lifelong Learning Programme help individuals to 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
MINDS Perform
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 6366 3966 or


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

30 Woodlands Ring Road, #01-02, Singapore 737883
Office Info
Mondays to Fridays, 8.30am to 5.30pm
MINDS Woodlands Employment Development Centre (WEDC)

Ms Prem Lata Yadav

6366 3966
6366 7422
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 or call 849607358