Ngee Ann Polytechnic and Republic Polytechnic boost career help for students

Ngee Ann Polytechnic students attending a career guidance workshop.
Ngee Ann Polytechnic students attending a career guidance workshop.ST PHOTO: ALICIA CHAN

SINGAPORE - The polytechnics are ramping up efforts with new initiatives to give students more work exposure and career guidance.

Students at Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) can now go for internships starting from their first year in school thanks to a new website that offers work opportunities.

Currently, internships are done in students' final year as part of their curriculum.

The portal was developed by the polytechnic and Glints, a local talent recruitment and matching platform which matches students with jobs and internships that fit their interests.

To mark the partnership, NP and Glints signed an agreement on Friday, in conjunction with the polytechnic's annual career fair.

The internships sourced via the platform, NP@Glints, will not be graded or contribute to students' module credits.

On Friday, Republic Polytechnic signed an agreement with the Employment and Employability Institute to support students in gaining industry knowledge across different sectors.

These efforts include organising career talks and networking sessions.

RP also opened a career centre in October last year for students to tap on career resources. The centre will prepare students for work stints through counselling, workshops, and also help secondary school students to explore future careers.