All polys and ITEs to have six full-time career guidance counsellors by end of year

Students at the Institutes of Technical Education Central College campus. By the end of this year, all polytechnics and ITEs will each have six full-time career guidance counsellors. -- PHOTO: ST FILE
Students at the Institutes of Technical Education Central College campus. By the end of this year, all polytechnics and ITEs will each have six full-time career guidance counsellors. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - By the end of this year, all polytechnics and Institutes of Technical Education (ITEs) will each have six full-time career guidance counsellors.

These counsellors will provide more structured help to students looking for guidance in their education and careers, said Education Minister Heng Swee Keat on Thursday.

He was speaking at Republic Polytechnic's open house event, which runs until Saturday.

Currently, many lecturers also take on the role of career counsellor in their respective areas of expertise.

During its open house, the polytechnic also inked agreements with partners in the infocomm and transport industries.

Come April, two new diploma courses in infocomm security management and engineering systems and management will take in their first batches of students.