21 December 2018
Adults can now apply to polytechnics for full-time studies under a new scheme that takes into account their job experience.
Even if their academic grades fall short of officially published standards, working adults can still show that they have the specified skill sets for their chosen courses through supplementary assessments administered by the polytechnics.
Polytechnics will use a combination of of interviews and other methods of assessment to evaluate work experience and performance.
For example, working adults applying to Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s infocomm and digital technologies courses may be assessed on logic and computational thinking, as well as general coding competencies.
Working adults generally need at least two years of work experience before applying, and will be required submit employment records and employer recommendations.