Education & Career Guidance
ECG is about helping students plan for their future and eventual entry into the working world. This is done by helping students to:
- Better understand themselves;
- Explore viable education and career paths;
- Make informed decisions; and
- Develop plans to realise their education and career aspirations
Why is ECG important?
When students are engaged in education and career guidance, they have valuable opportunities to understand and evaluate their thoughts and values about education and work.
ECG develops students’ social and emotional competencies in the 5 domains of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship management and responsible decision making, as well as contributes to the shaping of the 21st century competencies that are necessary to help prepare them for the future.
In an increasingly cosmopolitan society, students will need a broader worldview and the ability to work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, with different ideas and perspectives.
If students choose careers aligned to their values, personality, interests and abilities, they will be able to make meaningful contributions no matter what the future holds and will always enjoy the work that they do.
Supporting our students in their ECG Journey:
Our college has a series of ECG activities to support our students in their journey of career awareness, exploration and planning. These activities are guided by the MOE ECG developmental model.
1. ECG Lessons
We have 8 civics lessons dedicated to ECG to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills that will enable them to use the information gathered on higher education and career options to make sound educational and career decisions.
The four ECG lessons in JC1 covered the following aspects:
- Discovering personal interests and relating them to job interests (using career self-assessment tools to find out one’s current interests and understand their influence on one’s career preferences.)
- Exploring job interests in greater depth, including awareness of online job portals to find out about job functions and diverse job roles in the current industry landscape
- Career and academic goal-setting
- Reviewing and Reflecting (taking stock of actions taken to fulfil goals and adjusting goals to align with one’s progress)
The four ECG lessons in JC2 deal with:
- Awareness of work values and skills using career self-assessment tools and understand their influence on one’s career goal
- Career and academic goal-setting
- Exploring local university landscape
- Interview Skills and Personal Statement Writing
2. Talks on Changing Industry Landscape and University Landscape
We also organise talks to keep students updated on developments in the industry and education landscapes. These talks are conducted at different junctures of our students’ educational journey in our college to ensure that the talks are relevant to their needs. In 2017, one of these talks at the start of the year introduced students to key considerations to be made when choosing their subject combinations. Other talks were conducted by our ECG counsellor which covered topics on ‘Understanding Changing Career Landscape’ and ‘Understanding the Local University Landscape’.
3. ECG Learning Journeys
During their Post-Promotional Examination period, our JC1 students visited institutes of higher learning and different career sectors to find out more about the diverse courses and jobs available. In November 2017, our students visited NTU College of Engineering, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Yale-NUS College, Singapore Management University (SMU), IHPC FusionWorld and DHL Express South Asia Hub. They also attended talks by Ministry Of Health Holdings (MOHH), Singapore National Co-operative Federation (SNCF), National University of Singapore (NUS) and Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS).
Visit to DHL Express South Asia Hub
|Our students with representatives from MOHH|
4. Further Education and Careers Week
During the Further Education and Careers Week, our JC2 students attended university, career and scholarship talks to better understand the different courses of study, jobs and/or scholarships available. They were also able to find out more about the opportunities available through interactions with higher education and industry representatives. The valuable insights gained from these interactions were vital in helping them to make informed plans for their further education and career choices.
|Career Talk by RSAF||
Career Talk by DSTA
|Further Education and Careers Fair 2017||Further Education and Careers Fair 2017|
1. MySkillsFuture Student Portal
MySkillsFuture Student Portal supports students in making education and career decisions and empowers them for lifelong learning. Students can use the self-assessment tools provided in the portal to discover their career interests, skills, work values and learning styles. Students can also use the tools in the portal to set goals and craft resumes. The portal also provides information on higher education as well as various careers and industries. With these tools and career information, students are more equipped to make informed decisions and develop plans towards actualising their career aspirations.
Please click here for MySkillsFuture Student Portal (Pre-University)
2. Links to Subject Pre-Requisites in Local Universities
- National University of Singapore
- Nanyang Technological University
- Singapore Management University
- Singapore University of Technology and Design
- Singapore Institute of Technology
- Singapore University of Social Sciences