Vocational work with The Learning Connection

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At Happy Go KL information is what we do best, but recently with the help of our designer Ruth Nijsten, we embarked on creating a product. We wanted something that would showcase Malaysia and all of its natural glory, while helping families get off their devices, just for a while, and play together. What fun, we thought! 

Little did we know of the amount of thought and work that goes into producing a product. After a lot of creative fun and some huge unplanned hurdles we finally came up with our products – our games. We sourced dice and pawns, and had cards, boxes and boards printed; and what we had were a whole lot of components that had to come together – no small job. Lucky for us we came across The Learning Connection (TLC).

TLC offers students with special needs a vocational programme with the aim to teach students new life skills. Good news for us, it meant our Lizards and Ladders could be assembled while students were getting hands-on vocational training.  

According to Sarah Brenneman, TLC’s Principal, “TLC’s vocational programme aims to prepare our young adults to function as independently as possible both at home and in the community. It focuses on job skills, as well as life and leisure skills, preparing young adults for possible employment in either a sheltered, supported or open employment environment.”

This was a huge success for Happy Go KL, and a great opportunity for other businesses who have simple process work they want to outsource while not being constrained by fast turn-around times. The vocational programme is designed for simple repetitive tasks, but provides students with a new and fun way of learning.

This weekend TLC are having an open day for parents looking for a school for children who have different learning needs. Alternatively, if you want to find out more about an opportunity to explore how vocational training may help your business then email: enquiry@learningconnection.com.my.

Read more about the work of The Learning Connection on their website, and do check out the interview the principal Sara Brenneman here.

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