Enhancing skills with a degree to better sell his capabilities

Mr Goh Keng Chwee, 36, aims to further enhance his skills after graduating with the Computer Security degree from Northumbria University, by enrolling in a Certified Ethical Hacker course.
Mr Goh Keng Chwee, 36, aims to further enhance his skills after graduating with the Computer Security degree from Northumbria University, by enrolling in a Certified Ethical Hacker course. PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

Mr Goh Keng Chwee, 36, took on various IT-related jobs after graduating with an Informatics Engineering diploma from Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) in 2006.

He said that his working experience over the last decade has taught him that "without a degree, it is hard to progress" and get promoted. For instance, he did not get promoted even once during the six years when he worked as an IT engineer at the same firm.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 15, 2018, with the headline 'Enhancing skills with a degree to better sell his capabilities'. Print Edition | Subscribe