Workforce Singapore (WSG) will roll out the Career Starter Programme this month to aid the job-search efforts of graduates from the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) and polytechnics.

The programme is expected to provide targeted support for graduating students seeking employment through three resources:

  • A Career Starter Pack resource guide to support their job search
  • Specialised workshops to reinforce job search strategies and skills
  • Personalised coaching for those who require more in-depth support in their job search.
  • The latter two components also extend to fresh graduates.

About 28,000 graduating ITE and polytechnic students will receive the Career Starter Pack resource by end-January. Students and fresh graduates facing greater difficulty in their job search will be provided interactive workshops to reinforce their job search strategies, or individualised career coaching through WSG’s Careers Connect.

A snippet of the guide by WSG:


Low Yen Ling, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and Ministry of Education (MOE), said: "The Career Starter Programme aims to boost the quality of our young ITE and poly graduates’ job search and help them find work suited to their aspirations and qualifications.

"This programme and resources like the MySkillsFuture portal are designed to equip, enhance and enable new job entrants transit smoothly to the working world and give them a strong head start in their careers."

Lynn Ng, Group Director of WSG’s Careers Connect Group, added: "The transition from school to the workplace can be a challenging one for some, and we hope this programme will provide them with personalised career guidance and customised job search support so as to increase their chances of landing a job."

Lead photo / 123RF Infographic / Workforce Singapore (WSG)