01 November 2017
In Singapore, all MOE secondary schools, junior colleges and post-secondary education institutions will employ education and career guidance counsellors who will support students in making career choices.
These counsellors will be trained in career facilitation and counselling skills, and able to help students explore their strengths and interests.
Mr Wong Siew Hoong, MOE’s director-general of education, urging counsellors to support teachers in shaping students’ understanding of the changing world of work.
All three Institute of Technical Education colleges and the five polytechnics currently have six permanent counsellors each, while the counsellors for MOE schools are deployed on a roving arrangement.
These counsellors typically undergo 120 hours of training in career development facilitation and another six months in counselling skills. They will also be working closely with industry partners to plan programmes for students, such as career fairs, talks and workshops.