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Education and Career Guidance

Overview

Education and Career Guidance (ECG) is about equipping students with the necessary knowledge,
skills, and values to make informed decisions at each key education stage for successful transition
from school to further education or work, so that they can manage their education and career
pathways and practise lifelong learning throughout their lives.  By nurturing self-awareness and
self-directedness for lifelong learning, ECG helps students develop a growth mindset, adaptability
and a resilient attitude to embrace future opportunities and appreciate all occupations across society.

ECG is developmental in nature and seeks to meet the developmental needs of students at every
stage of education. The emphasis for Primary schools is on Awareness, for Secondary
schools on Exploration, and for upper Secondary and post- Secondary levels on Planning.

Learn about ECG and the resources available to support students in their journey from school to
further education or work
here.

Our Objectives

  1. In CHIJ SJC, ECG aims to:

    1.         nurture students’ self-awareness and self-directedness for lifelong learning

     

    2.   enable students to explore education and career options, by equipping them with skills and resources to source for information

     

    3.   create opportunities for students to build positive connections with the community (such as teachers, ECG counsellors, parents, industry partners), to develop an appreciation for different career pathways; and

     

    4.    help students develop a growth mindset, a resilient attitude to embrace future opportunities, and appreciate all occupations across society

Highlights of ECG Programme @ CHIJ SJC

Level

Highlights of students’ ECG Experiences

Sec 1

Classroom Experiences

       Identify one’s Values, Interests, Personality and Skills (VIPS)

       Learn about and explore ECG resources available on MySkillsFuture portal and SLS

        Attend engagement sessions with the ECG Counsellor

Sec 2

Classroom Experiences

       Clarify one’s VIPS

       Learn how to set targets and make informed decisions on their subject combination preferences through a “Review, Reflect and Plan” process

       Attend engagement sessions with the ECG Counsellor

 Learning Journey to Post-Secondary Education Institutions (PSEIs)

       Explore learning environment and opportunities at PSEIs

Sec 3

Classroom Experiences

       Explore education pathways and career opportunities in CCE lessons

       Attend engagement sessions with the ECG Counsellor on building a portfolio

 Taster Modules

       Attend Elective Modules, Applied Learning Modules, Advanced Elective Modules at Institutes of Technical Education (ITEs)/Polytechnics

 Careers Week

       Explore different industries and sectors

       Participate in Learning Journeys to Post-Secondary Education Institutions (PSEIs) or partner organisations

        Attend talks and roadshows by PSEIs

Sec 4/5

Classroom Experiences

       Review plans and goals for post-secondary education pathways

       Develop habits of lifelong learning

       Attend talks by PSEIs

        Attend engagement sessions with the ECG Counsellor

Preparatory Workshops

       Participation in workshops such as course advising workshops, personal statement workshops, portfolio workshops and mock interviews to prepare for applications to PSEIs and scholarships

ECG Learning Journeys to PSEIs

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Sec 2 students learnt to make edible spoons as part of the Experience ITE Programme

Taster Modules
Students learned knowledge and skills through hands-on sessions during the Applied Learning Modules or Elective Modules.

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ECG Counselling

ECG Counselling is available for groups or individual students. Parents are also invited to join in the discussion with their child so that they can support their child in making a more informed decision about their future pathways.

Keen to have a chat with our ECG Counsellor? See details below on booking an appointment.

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ECG Resources

  1. MySkillsFuture Student Portal - Support for Students

    This is a one-stop platform to help students better understand themselves, their interests and strengths. Explore different education and career pathways, identify career goals and make informed education and career choices at MySkillsFuture Portal (Sec).

  2. Post-secondary Education Resource

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    (extracted from MOE’s Post-Secondary Education Resource) 

Post-secondary education comprises the paths you can take after you complete your secondary school education. Learn about the choices available for you to pursue your next phase of learning based on your interests and strengths here.

View the following video to find out more.


You can also read more about how the diverse and flexible pathways in the Singapore’s education system opened up possibilities to individuals across different courses and industries in the publication The Next Step Forward.

This publication illustrates how our diverse and flexible pathways opened up possibilities to 54 individuals across different courses and industries. Read more about them and their pathways as you take THE NEXT STEP FORWARD.

Explore courses based on aggregate type, score, type of institute and area of interest here. Find out more about the different admissions exercises and programmes available to help you gain entry into a junior college, Millennia Institute, polytechnic or ITE here. The Post-Secondary Admissions Exercises booklet can be downloaded here.

 

3. Resources for GCE O-Level Students

         The What’s Next brochure can help you with decision-making on  your education and career journey.

         Information on the Admission Exercises

Direct Schools Admission to Junior Colleges (DSA-JC)

https://www.moe.gov.sg/post-secondary/admissions/dsa

Early Admission Exercise to Polytechnics (POLY EAE)

https://www.moe.gov.sg/post-secondary/admissions/poly-eae

Early Admission Exercise to Institute of Technical Education (ITE EAE)

https://www.moe.gov.sg/post-secondary/admissions/ite-eae

Joint Admission Exercise (JAE)

https://www.moe.gov.sg/post-secondary/admissions/jae

Joint Intake Exercise (JIE)

https://www.moe.gov.sg/post-secondary/admissions/jie


















4. Resources for GCE N-Level Students

         The What’s Next brochure can help you with decision-making on  your education and career journey.

         Information on Admission Exercises

Early Admission Exercise to Institute of Technical Education (ITE EAE)

https://www.moe.gov.sg/post-secondary/admissions/ite-eae

Joint Intake Exercise (JIE)

https://www.moe.gov.sg/post-secondary/admissions/jie

Direct-Entry-Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP)

https://www.moe.gov.sg/post-secondary/admissions/dpp

Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP)

https://www.moe.gov.sg/post-secondary/admissions/pfp


         More information

Early Admission Exercise to Institute of Technical Education (ITE EAE)

https://www.ite.edu.sg/admissions/full-time-courses/early-admissions-exercise  

Direct-Entry-Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP)

https://www.ite.edu.sg/courses/full-time-courses/higher-nitec-for-dpp

Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP)

https://pfp.polytechnic.edu.sg/PFP/pfp_courses.html

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on PFP

https://pfp.polytechnic.edu.sg/PFP/pfp_faqs.html

Full-time Nitec and 3-year Higher Nitec Courses

https://www.ite.edu.sg/courses/full-time-courses/nitec-and-3-year-higher-nitec


5. Resources for Parents

Parents are one of the key decision influencers in their daughters’ education and career aspirations. Find out more about how you can do so in the ECG Guide for parents - Journeying with Our Children, Supporting Their Aspirations.