On 30 September 2023, KLCII shared with a group of some Malay-Muslim women professionals eager to re-enter the workforce how they might find rewarding careers in the early childhood education (EC) sector.

All attendees including KLCII staff have gathered for a group photo.

The Institute was invited to give a presentation at a networking session organised by Yayasan MENDAKI’s Women At Work (W@W) Programme in collaboration with Workforce Singapore (WSG).

Ms. Toh Jia Jing, a Course Consultant at KLCII, led a session at the Lifelong Learning Institute. The aim was to assist mid-career individuals in discovering fulfilling roles as preschool educators. Participants also learned about the EC sector employment outlook, job prospects, educator qualities, career paths, and KLCII’s training courses.

Ms. Toh Jia Jing’s, (Course Consultant in KLCII) sharing on mid-career transitions to the Early Childhood sector.

Attendees are listening attentively to KLCII’s sharing.

They were encouraged to explore the WSG Career Conversion Programme (CCP) for Preschool Educators, a joint initiative by ECDA, SSG, and WSG. The programme involves preschool operators hiring eligible trainees before their full-time training. Successful candidates receive a course sponsorship from their employer, with a bond agreement.

Specifically, they learned in detail the WSG Career Conversion Programme (CCP) that helps to reskill mid-career new hires for growth jobs in demand, such as EC education.

KLCII provides diverse courses for professional growth in early childhood education. They offer programmes for all skill levels, from foundational certificates to advanced diplomas, degrees, and even master’s degrees in teaching. They also have a place-and-train scheme available to support career aspirations in the sector.

The (W@W) program by Yayasan MENDAKI helps unemployed Malay/Muslim women re-enter the workforce after six months of unemployment. Established in 1982, Yayasan MENDAKI supports the educational development of the Malay/Muslim community in Singapore, empowering individuals through education and training to improve community resilience and adaptability.

For more information on the CCP and place-and-train programmes for mid-career aspirants, CLICK HERE.