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Student Work Attachment June 2015

 

 

Student Work Attachment Programme

As our nation is moving towards a 'SkillsFuture', there is an emphasis on skills rather than just knowledge acquisition. It is imperative for our students to learn how to effectively apply the knowledge that they learn in schools to the work environment. 

Jurong West Secondary's  Student Work Attachment Program  seeks to expose students to real work environments where they learn to deal with challenges and develop communication and interpersonal skills. 

More specifically, the objectives of this inaugural programme are to enable students

  • to gain greater exposure to a specific industry and have some understanding of the type of knowledge and skills needed for the industry
  • to learn about the world of work through participation and observation
  • to have a greater awareness of the work environment and work ethics

 

Singapore Press Holdings (SPH)

Names of students involved:

 

 

Location of Work Attachment:

 

Job Scope :

Seow Eng Mae Angel (4N2)

Soo Hui Xin (4E3)

Mohammed Fauzi (4E2)

 

Singapore Press Holdings (SPH)

 

To experience work as a journalist and experience covering stories and interviewing people

 
Reflections from students:

I feel that this work attachment programme is a very helpful stepping stone! Not only were we able to experience and feel how it is in the working world, we were also given opportunity to meet many interesting people through interviews and workshops! It is definitely a wonderful experience!"   -Soo Hui Xin (4E3)-  

The work attachment was definitely a fun and joyful experience. It allowed me to try out new things. I was able to write an article on my own which will be published. I was able to interview film makers and many interesting people! It was indeed a splendid experience! ”  -Seow Eng Mae Angel (4N2)  

           
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

SICCI: Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry

 

Names of students involved:

 

 

Location of Work Attachment:

 

Job Scope :

Lee Ming Lin (4E1)

Ho Teng Sheng Justin (4N1)

 

 

Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry

 

 

To experience work as a graphic designer and the finance manager

Reflections from students:

The work attachment is really enjoyable. I get to learn new skills such as how to communicate with others effectively. I am really glad I had the opportunity to take part in the programme ." - Lee Ming Lin (4E1)                                 

I was able to observe the interactions between SICCI staffs and their clients. I am glad that I was given this opportunity to acquire valuable out-of-classroom experience .” - Ho Teng Sheng Justin (4N1)                                                                

 
 
                                                                                                 
 

National Library Board

 

Names of students involved:

 

 

 

Location of Work Attachment:

 

Job Scope :

Han Wan Chee (4E1)

Gunasekaran Gautham Kumar (4E4)

Yassin Bin Mohd Jalil (4T1)

Ahmad Izzuddynn B Zakhiyon (4T1)Singapore Press Holdings (SPH)

 

 

Geylang East Public Library

 

 

To digitise the tributes to Mr Lee Kuan Yew which were collected during the week of national mourning from the Istana, Parliament House, 18 community tribute sites, and public libraries

Reflections from students:

The work attachment was very fun. I really enjoyed it. The people there were very kind. I got to know how much respect was given to Mr Lee. I am happy that I was part of it. -Gunasekaran Gautham Kumar (4E4)                                                       

I was able to observe the interactions between SICCI staffs and their clients. I am glad that I was given this opportunity to acquire valuable out-of-classroom experience .” - Ho Teng Sheng Justin (4N1)                                                                

 

The Student Work Attachment Programme provided an opportunity for students to experience a real-life working environment. Given the success of this inaugural work attachment programme, and the valuable learning by the students, the school will increase the number and types of organisation and industries for students. So they are better informed and thus would be able to make more informed choices or decisions about their post-education and careers.