22 June 2020
Graduates from the Institute of Technical Education, polytechnics and local universities will be offered the opportunity to apply for courses leading to professional certificates such as advanced diplomas, post-diploma certificates or postgraduate certificates.
Education Minister Ong Ye Kung said that ITE will launch about 250 courses, while polytechnics and universities will offer about 100 courses each. Each course will last for about three to six months.
Mr Ong encouraged graduates to choose courses that stretch their versatility.
He said: “We know now learning is for life and you don’t have to have one path or course in university, poly or ITE, and then pursue that one career throughout your life without any change. A career will be full of twists and turns, and you have to constantly learn and re-learn.”
Be it taking up extra courses, doing volunteer work and helping those in need, these are valuable learning opportunities that will count, added Mr Ong.
Other programmes to assist graduating students in find a job this year include the SGUnited Traineeships programme which offers paid placements, including positions at local universities and local start-up businesses.