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Education and Career Guidance

Education and Career Guidance (ECG) facilitates the acquisition of necessary knowledge, skills and attitude that will enable students to gain a better self-awareness; explore viable educational and career pathways; make informed decisions and to develop an action plan to achieve their career aspirations.

ECG Key Messages


ECG Counselling

ECG Counselling provides dedicated support for graduating students who have yet to identify their career interests, select post-secondary educational institutions/subject combinations and/or require assistance with JAE application:

ECG Services

 1. Individual Consultations for Students and/or Parents

• Identifying Career Interests, Personality Strengths, Skill Strengths, Values
• Selecting Upper Secondary Subject Combinations
• Exploring Post-Secondary Educational Pathways & Institutions (IB, A-Levels, Diploma JCs & Polys.)
• Choosing JC Subject Combinations
• Understanding University Admissions
• Preparing for School Admission Exercises (ie., DSA-JC, Poly EAE, PFP, DPP, JAE)
• PTM ECG Enquiries
• Applying for Scholarships
• Resume & Interview Skills
• Personality Profile Interpretations

2. ECG Workshops/Talks

3. Online & Print Resources 

MOE ECG Resources

General Information

Information on Secondary Education

Through-train Pathways for N(A) Students (Please use PFP and DPP)

Information on Post-Secondary Education

Online Resource

  1. Future Of Work

  2. ‘Financial sector jobs in focus as middleman role under threat’ – Business Times

    ‘Want a job in 2025? These are the sectors to focus on’ – World Economic Forum

    ‘A new gateway to the American Dream: Skills, not degrees’ – Today Online

    ‘Work stint gives students a taste of life on the job’ – Straits Times

    ‘Employers are going soft: the skills companies are looking for’ – World Economic Forum

    ‘Where machines could replace humans – and where they can’t (yet)’ - McKinsey

    ‘What are the 21st – century skills every student needs? – World Economic Forum

    ‘Future gazing: For the ambitious graduate who wants a fast track to the top, the management trainee programme is likely to be in his sights’ – Business Times

    ‘He will finally be an inspector thanks to Singapore Police Force’s unified rank scheme’ – Straits Times

    ‘Top poly graduates choose work over university’ - TNP

    ‘Skills, not degree, at a premium now’ – Today Online

    ‘Gig Work Doesn’t Have to Be Isolating and Unstable’ – Harvard Business Review

    ‘A growing number of people think their job is useless’ – World Economic Forum

     ‘Wanted: Gazelle startups, not zombies’ – Business Times

     ‘Do justice to your job instead of searching for the perfect one’ – Straits Times

     ‘Shortage of skills, not jobs could cause future unemployment to rise’ – Straits Times

     ‘Microsoft’s CEO Just Gave Some Brilliant Career Advice. Here it is in 1 Sentence’ – Inc.com

    ‘What skills does Singapore need for the future economy? – Today Online

     ‘Fresh grads in social work get much better pay now’ – Straits Times

    ‘Innovation ecosystem support key to startup growth, job creation’ – Business Times
    ‘Out of work and out of luck in search for full time jobs’ – Straits Times

    ‘Banks tussle for the brightest from the Class of 2017 – Business Times

    ‘Watch what you post online, it could hurt your job hunt’ - TNP

    ‘Contract work on the rise in Singapore’ – Business Times

    ‘15000 rail workers needed by 2030’ – Straits Times

    “Design has nothing to do with art”: Design legend Milton Glaser dispels universal misunderstanding – Quartz Media

  3. Future of Education 
    ‘Pay attention to lifelong learning’ – Straits Times

  4. ‘Sixth university for Singapore to focus on lifelong learning’ – Straits Times

    ‘Are junior colleges relevant? How a JC dropout got into med school via polytechnic’ – Channel News Asia

    ‘Singapore’s tertiary bodies revamp courses to meet needs of future economy’ – News Asiaone

    ‘Private schools to meet higher standards’ – News Asiaone

    ‘Refining the culture of learning’ – Straits Times

    ‘Varsities open more places for non-academic talents’ – Straits Times

    Singapore's first university of the arts to enrol pioneer batch of students in August 2024

    Singapore Fashion Council bets on students as talent source for the industry

    18 poly grads admitted to NUS medical school in new high

    ITE students to get more support to pursue careers in semiconductor sector

    ITE unveils new AI training facilities, industry partnerships

    ITE aerospace students to get latest testing equipment, new unmanned aerial systems diploma

    ITE unveils $2.6m media training centre where students work on commercial projects

    NTU merges engineering and chemistry departments to create new school

    New centre under world's largest blockchain research programme opens at NTU

    New research centre in NTU to further drive robotics' role in S'pore's development

  5. Personal Growth
  6. ‘UOB chief’s advice to young people: invest in yourself’ – Straits Times http://www.straitstimes.com/business/companies-markets/uob-chiefs-advice-to-young-people-invest-in-yourself 

    This is the right answer to ‘Tell Me About Yourself’ in an Interview – Inc.com 

    ‘8 Habits of the Most Resilient People’ – Inc.com 

    ‘It’s not unusual to get your dream job – and then hate it’ - BBC 

    ‘What it means when you can’t answer the question, What do you want to be when you grow up? – TED Ideas