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Education and Career Guidance

In the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world today, we see new developments in the educational landscapes, new emerging occupations and changes in the issues and challenges that one may face in the workplace. Hence it is important to help our students develop the career and workplace readiness skills like multimedia and social skills in order to navigate the evolving landscape. Being proactive, resilient and adaptive are also crucial.

PL follows the MOE Education and Career Guidance (ECG) Development Model which focuses on helping our students find meaningful work that aligns to their self-determined goals and aspirations. Once they discover purpose in their work, motivation for learning comes, which promotes mind-sets with future orientation. Age-appropriate career development activities are planned to help our students go through the different stages of career awareness, career exploration and career planning.

Career Awareness: enhance awareness and understanding of self and the world
Career Exploration: enable them to explore viable education and career options
Career Planning: make informed decisions and develop plans to achieve their career aspirations.

Key ECG Messages

Developing Future Ready PL-lites for the 21th Century Global Workplace

What's New?

Early Admission Exercise 
“To support admission policies that take into account broader measures of abilities beyond examination results, the Ministry of Education (MOE) will expand aptitude-based admissions and discretionary admissions for polytechnics and universities, said Ong Ye Kung, the Acting Education Minister for Higher Education & Skills on Friday (Apr 8).”

For the news article on Early Admission Exercise, please click here .

Skill Future

About SkillsFuture
For more information on SkillsFuture, please click here .

Key Programmes / Activities for PL-Lites

Secondary 1: iDiscover
– Who am I? (Building Awareness)

Sec 1: iDiscover

Main focus:

Discover of students’ values, interests, personalities, skills

ECG lessons:
Who am I? Work S.M.A.R.T Career families (12 sectors)

Key Programmes:
Learning journey to Lifelong Learning Institute

Main focus:

Initial stage of career aspiration

ECG lessons:
Awareness of career personality types Drawing connections between subjects and jobs Choice of subject combinations and post-secondary options Factors influencing education and career choices using the Career Decision Wheel

Key Programmes:
Use of RIASEC code, eCareer portal and Career Wheel to discover self and explore possible career clusters Sec 3 Subject Combination talks for Secondary 2 students and their parents
Secondary 2: iAspire
– Where am I going? (Career Exploration)

Sec 2: iAspire
Secondary 3: iInfluence
– Where am I going? (Career Exploration),
– How do I get there? (Career Planning)

Sec 3: iInfluence

Main focus:

Development of important career skills and attributes

ECG lessons:
Transferable skills Interview skills Understanding of career interest profile Reality testing of tentative choices

Key Programmes:
Work Experience Programme Advanced Elective Modules / Elective Modules in Polytechnic / ITE
Main focus:
Making decision on Post-Secondary Options

ECG lessons:
Exploring post-secondary educational options Career trends Clarification of interest and abilities Resume writing
Sec 5 – Exploring post-secondary educational options
Sec 5 – Staying on task

Key Programmes:
ECG conference Post-Secondary Educational Institution Fair Polytechnic / Junior College / ITE talks Sec 4NA/NT - Advanced Elective Modules / Elective Modules in Polytechnic / ITE
Secondary 4/5: iInspire
– How do I get there? (Career Planning)

Sec 4/5: iInspire

RIASEC

Work Experience Programme

Secondary 3 students will be given the opportunity to be attached to an organization, or to follow their parents to work during the November/December holidays for the Work Experience Programme. Through this programme, students will gain real life working experience, learning more about the essential skills, values and attitudes needed in the workplace.

Pathway for Students through GCE O-Level

Pathway for Students through GCE O-Level

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Pathway for Students through GCE Normal (Academic) Level

Pathway for Students through GCE Normal (Academic) Level

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Our Normal Academic (NA) students have various pathways to take after they graduate from secondary school. These pathways are specially designed to cater to students with different interests, aptitudes and learning styles. In addition to pursuing GCE O-Level at Secondary 5 or the two-year Nitec programme at the Institute of Education (ITE), NA students have two more pathways to choose from.

The two new pathways are as follows:
1. One-year Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP) at the polytechnics
2. Two-year Direct Entry Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP) at the ITE

Please click here for more information on the Through-Train Pathways for NA students.

Pathway for Students through GCE 'NT' Level

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MySkillsFuture Student Portal - Support for Our Students
“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Choosing one's education or career path is one of the most important yet difficult decisions to make. Students need to be able to make well-informed choices by talking to their parents, teachers and school counsellor about their education and career aspirations. They can also explore and gather information via the MOE Education and Career Guidance e-portal at https://www.myskillsfuture.sg/secondary

Skillsfuture Website
For parents who would like to find out more about MySkillsFuture portal, please click here.

Thursdays with Ms. Ginn, ECG Counsellor
Our ECG Counsellor is stationed at the school library every Thursdays to provide support to students (individually or in small groups) to help them make informed decisions on post-secondary education and career options. Parents or Students who would like to explore more about subject choices, enquire about post-secondary education options or find out more about their career interests, strengths and passions, can have a chat with our school’s ECG Counsellor every Thursdays.

An appointment can be made here