20 May 2018
Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean has said that an entrepreneurial mindset and lifelong learning are attributes that are most needed in today’s graduates.
He said that rapid technological breakthroughs are changing the nature of our economy, as well as the work that we do and the skills required. As such, graduates have to endeavour to remain relevant and keep up with the times.
For instance, Singapore Polytechnic helps its students develop these qualities through its entrepreneurship centre, SPiNOFF, which will soon be offering its programme to adults.
DPM Teo emphasised the increasing importance of lifelong learning. His message was been heard by Singaporeans. Last year, more than 23,000 individuals took up programmes at the polytechnics to develop the skills that would allow them to stay relevant and productive.