Aimed at individuals with busy schedules, the Central Singapore Community Development Council, together with SkillsFuture Singapore, Lifelong Learning Institute, hosted a lunchtime online webinar on 29 February 2024 titled “Shaping Young Minds + SkillsFuture Advice” which featured KLC International Institute sharing on preschool teaching and career opportunities in the early childhood (EC) sector.

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Close to 100 job seekers joined the webinar online and heard KLCII’s Joy Tan share her passion for EC education.  They were encouraged to consider a career in the sector  as she shared stories and experiences of the fulfilment that comes with an EC career—seeing young children blossom in their care, the children’s curiosity ignited, their potential nurtured and developed.

KLCII Lecturer and Head, Administration for English Programmes, Ms. Joy Tan encouraging the participants to consider embarking on a career in the EC sector.

A passionate advocate for a career in EC education, Ms. Joy Tan, Lecturer and Head, Administration for English Programmes, has more than 10 years of EC teaching and leadership experience.

She shared with the participants the challenges, the rewards and the sense of fulfilment they would experience as an EC educator, and what they could expect on a day-to-day basis.

Ms Joy Tan also shared deep insights into the role of an EC educator during the session.

Ms Tan shared with participants key reasons why those who join the sector do so – a love for working with children, a desire to make a difference, and aspirations to grow professionally. Participants were shown career pathways in the EC sector, and learned about various programmes and resources available for EC educators at different stages of their career to develop and upskill themselves. New entrants to the sector were also assured of abundant training options, tailored to their existing qualifications and work experience, that would prepare them for success in the EC sector.

Mid-career job seekers looking for a career change but worried about a loss of income during training were introduced to the “Career Conversion Programme (CCP) for Early Years & Preschool Educators”, under which trainees would be employed and receive monthly salary whilst undergoing training.

If you are interested to find out more yourself about launching into a career in Early Childhood education, please contact us at: 6337 8338