Higher Education and Career Guidance
Importance of ECG
One critical configuration that we need to do is to ensure that our system takes into account the interests and aptitudes of our students. This is because we are simply better at doing what we like. Notwithstanding this, many of our youths go with the flow, choosing their paths in higher education based on where their grades can take them, or where their friends are going. Our young need guidance and help to discover themselves, their strengths and interests.
Mr Ong Ye Kung Minister for Education (Higher Education & Skills) at the Committee of Supply Debate on 7 March 2017
ECG Messages for Students (In Alignment with SkillsFuture)
The 3 Big ECG Questions for Students
ECG Experiences @ JWSS
The comprehensive suite of ECG Experiences at JWSS is designed with the following in mind:
Suite of ECG Experiences @ JWSS
The extensive variety of ECG experiences in JWSS aims to enable our students to make informed choices about post-secondary education and possible careers.
Flagship Student Work Attachment Programme
The Student Work Attachment Programme (SWAP) is designed to enable JWSS students to
The work attachment opportunities are open to students at the upper secondary levels and typically last for one to two weeks (depending on the area of work) during the semestral holidays in June and November/December.
Students are invited to apply for the available work attachment opportunities and are selected to go on the work attachment based on certain criteria including passion for the work area and industry.
Activities in 2018
:: ECG Day 2018 (23 May)
Sharing by our guest speakers about their careers
|Mr Chua Ching Hock
Senior Manager with Changi Airport Group, Changi Airport Terminal 4
|Mr Lee Qing Hong
A bilingual events host & weekend Chinese radio presenter
on SPH radio UFM100.3
|Mr Ian Gan
Chief Executive Officer
of SEED Ventures
Our students were given the opportunity to ask the guest speakers some questions during the panel discussion.
Sharing by Pioneer Junior College
Sharing by our school's ECG Counsellor
Sharing by our former students about their Educational and Career pathways
|Ms Cheong Si Hui, our former student – 4N2, 2012
She is currently in NUS pursuing a degree in Environmental Science
|Mr Jeremy Lau, our former student – 4N2, 2011
Graduated from Singapore Polytechnic with a diploma in Mechanical Engineering and is currently working in the Singapore Police Force as a Sergeant
Organisations were invited to set up booths in the school. Students were given the opportunity to visit the booths to find out more about the various post-secondary pathways and to clarify their doubts.
::Advanced Elective Module (AEM), Aerospace Fundamentals with Flight Simulation at Singapore Polytechnic
(13 - 16 March)
To enrich secondary school’s curriculum with greater diversity, secondary schools, in collaboration with polytechnics, have begun offering AEMs under the guidance of Ministry of Education (MOE). Taught by polytechnic lecturers, AEMs can help enhance the learning experience of secondary school students through practice-oriented approaches. The experience will help them to discover their strengths and interests and have a taste of how polytechnic courses are conducted.