Transport management graduands get speedy job offers
The desire for a career switch drove three graduands of a little- known transportation studies course to take the road less travelled. Their decision paid off.
On Tuesday, Mr Chong Wah Lih, Ms Esther Lim and Mr Zhang Tao join 14 others at the graduation ceremony for the Master of Science in Urban Transport Management - a programme conducted by SIM University in conjunction with the LTA Academy.
They are the first batch of students to graduate from the 18-month programme - the first in the region that focuses on urban transport management. Mr Chong, 34, Ms Lim, 28, and Mr Zhang, 31, have already landed new jobs.
Mr Chong and Mr Zhang, both previously engineers in the semiconductor industry, are now transport planners with rail operator SMRT. Ms Lim, who used to be a chemist, is now a planner at the Land Transport Authority (LTA).